Friday, May 29, 2009

Child's Pink Vanity Makeover

I've posted about it and talked about it for so long now...

The old wooden child size or doll vanity. An elderly gentleman in our neighborhood gave it to Dear Hubs after the man told him he was going to THROW IT OUT. Can you imagine? He was going to throw it out.
Well Dear Hubs knows I love these kinds of things...PLUS it was pink.
But it needed serious help.

And last summer I gave it a coat of white paint. I was preggers and guess what. I didn't get around to finishing it because well, Dear Bebe arrived four weeks early and well, you probably know the rest.
Then I blogged about it again a couple months ago and said I was going to do it. So, for Pink Saturday we have the reveal!

But first a couple of "behind the scenes" shots. I knew we were in deep doo doo when Dear Hubs needed this bad boy to fix it. The man who gave it to us said it was his mother's and HER father made it for her when she was a girl. I'm guessing it may have been made in the 20's or 30's.

It needed some serious TLC after all these years. Who knows where it was being stored before we received it.

I was hoping to find little pretty knobs but I decided if I waited any longer we'd never get around to working on it!

The mirror also had issues but now it's fine!

Here is the pink paint we used.

Ta da! Kind of sweet and pretty now, don't you think? I then added a pink rose:

I'm also thinking of shabbying it up a bit...what do you think? Yay or nay?

Definitely a great was destined to get the 'ol heave ho. So glad we brought it back to life!

For more pretty pinks...see Beverly's blog at How Sweet the Sound. We're celebrating the one year birthday/anniversary today! Be sure to check out the pink "parties" going on today....

And I was also told to sign up for METAMORPHASIS MONDAY, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on a I have done that as well. I'm amazed by all of the neat things posted today by some creative women! WOW! Fun fun fun.

And stay tuned while we work on my next project (who knows when that will be) :

I think this one will be a shabby white. . . but you never know! The doll vanity was supposed to be white and it ended up pink!


Lisa said...

OH MY! How very Lovely!! I just love the roses! You did a great job! And what cool pics of the process! I get to into things and the pics never happen! hehe

Auntie Sugartunes said...

You SOOOOO have to keep that for Dear BeBe...simply have too. Beautiful job Sista Jillian.

MJ said...

Gorgeous! It is marvelous that you managed to bring it back to life with a little love, care, coaxing and paint! Did you paint the rose on or is it an applique of some kind?

Jillian said...

Good question, MJ! The rose is an applique. I'm good, but I'm not THAT good!

"One of these days" I'd like to learn how to paint the rose on...but for now these will have to do in a pinch!

Jorgelina said...

How very Lovely!!
Happy pink saturday!!

Claudia said...

Beautiful job! It looks so adorable! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great makeover! the vanity table looks great in pink! you lucky duck! hehehehe happy pink saturday!

Ms.Daisy said...

Wow! Great redo job - the pink looks great and Dear BeBe will LOVE playing with it someday soon!

Ms.Daisy Gramma

susan said...

I am so glad I found you thru Beverly. Your dressing table is a treasure and I shudder to think of it a trash heap!! You should post at Susan's--Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday if you haven't already!!! Tell her I sent you :)

Betzie said...

Wow, great great find and a wonderful restoration job!!!
Love your next project too...can't wait to see what you do with it!

dana said...

Jillian, that little dresser redo is WONDERFUL!! You and your hubby did a fantastic job of extending the life of that precious treasure!! The color is wonderful, too!!!

I look forward to seeing what you do with the other project!!

Hope you've had a great Pink Sat...I just got home from taking our Gr. girl to the zoo. OMG---I am exhausted---but ya know what she took with her and carried around the entire time? A little fluffy flamingo I featured in my post!! That little girl has great taste! :) L, Dana

Candy said...

Great job, nice finish...well I vote YAY on the shabbyin'

Perfect post for HB PINK Saturday.

Livin' PINK.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I wouldn't mind a big girl sized one of these!Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

pinkkandy said...

I love that little sweet
God Bless

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

So glad your sweet hubby retrieved that sweet piece! HPS

Kris said...

The chest looks so refreshed and thankful that your hubby saved it from it's demise. I can't imagine anyone wanting to toss it out.

Happy PS


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jillian! This is absolutely adorable! I just love it! GREAT job!

Happy PS...


Sheila :-)

someplace in thyme said...

WOW!! I don't know what else I could possibly say, happy pink saturday, Char

Charlotte said...

All I can say is Wow! I love it. It does bring back a little painful experience from my past though. I painted the dresser in my daughter's room pink because I loved pink. Problem was she loved blue and hated pink.
I think the table would be great painted white. I've always liked these display type tables.

santamaker said...

What a classic piece. Just lovely!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* That's just TOOOO PRECIOUS!!! How wonderful that you were given the opportunity to give it a new life, and share this piece with your darling daughter!

Linda in AZ *

Boosalis Bloggle said...

Love it!! Great job!


Really Rainey said...

That came out sooo sweet! What a great find!
Have a Happy Week!
~Really Rainey~

Shelia said...

This is absolutely the most precious little piece! You did it right painting it pink and the little rose detail just sets it off! You've saved an olden thing and I'm sure it thanks you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dawn said...

Jillian, I think the make-up table is wonderful! So lucky hubby caught it before it was thrown, dear bebe will have many enjoyed times with it. I say it stays as is! Perfect!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

THe little vanity is the cutest EVER! Nice work on dolling it up!

susan said...

Glad you posted it--I knew it would be a hit!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

It turned out darling!!! I would shabby it up. But then I'm a shabby chic kind of gal.