Monday, April 25, 2011

The Dressing Table

Oh how I love this piece.  I know my sweet Aunt is going to want this one back when she sees it.  
Remember when I picked her up what she looked like?

She was in very good condition, but I needed to paint her.  I sanded, primed, and painted her one of my new paint colors from Olympic, Milk Paint.  Added a little Valspar Antiquing Glaze, replaced her knobs, and cleaned up the mirror.  Here she is decorated in all her glory.  I loved this piece because I knew it would display my antique typewriter just fine.  The postcards on top are a collection that my great-grandmother had and the earliest ones are dated 1907.  I love how the address just says...
Miss Ida Hale
                      Prescott, Arkansas

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Transformation Thursday - The Shabby Chic Cottage
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Time Travel Thursday - Brambleberry Cottage 
Flaunt it Friday - Chic on a Shoestring
Furniture Feature Friday - Miss Mustard Seed
Frugalicious Friday - Finding Fabulous
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Sunday Showcase - Under the Table Dreaming
DIY Project Parade - DIY Show Off


  1. Oh, I like! From the looks of your last few posts, you have been a busy girl! ;)

  2. I have a vanity just like this and I've recently fallen back in love with it. Yours is adorable! I love the hardware.

  3. LOVE THIS! you did an amazing job, good eye there ;) keep the amazing posts coming. xox

  4. this is such a great piece. I love what you did and how you decorated it. What a great little desk.

  5. Your a girl after my own heart :) Abandoned furniture, free, dumpster diving & all.

    You asked about the color on my desk make over. I actually just mixed some paints that I already had.

    Some of the best colors are made from just mixing :)
    Valspar - Sawyer White
    Behr - Disney (it's a deep blue)
    Behr - Silver Gray, it's actually a porch & floor paint that I have. The gray helped mute the blue down a little.


  6. I just discovered you blog-- this is a beautiful project-- love the after!


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  8. so sweet and pretty! i love vanities like that!

  9. So lovely! And the typewriter on it looks just perfect!

  10. What a lovely piece!
    Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do. :-)


  11. Beautiful! Its so nice to have ways to display precious items from loved ones!

  12. Found your blog @ Just a Gir's party and I was completly drawn to your vanity. I've been looking for one for a while without any luck. You did a great job!

  13. Thanks for putting this on our Wicked Awesome wednesday link party! It looks great!

  14. That piece is precious! I'm glad you get to keep it :). I love it when I can squeeze a piece into my home and not sell it! You have a cute blog! I'm your newest follower, come visit mine anytime!


  15. I have a very similar dressing table I used as a desk for many years but right now it is sitting in our shed. If only I had the space to pull it out again...

    Turning a House into a Home

  16. Kerrie, This is such fabulous piece of furniture - fantastic job - Looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  17. She turned out lovely, Kerrie! So did your aunt want her back after this wonderful redo? lol

    Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you join me each week. By the way, stop by and see your little project featured (hopefully tonight, perhaps tomorrow).

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  18. it looks beautiful! i bought an antuque one off of craigslist, cut the middle out and sanded and painted it black . i put the now two pieces beside my pedistal sink in my bathroom . want to find another one and paint it white for my bedroom.