Thrift stores, the most veritable potpourri of possibilities there are. I love them! Sure, one could easily walk in and say it’s a bunch of junk, but it takes a more creative eye to see the potential just oozing everywhere. Enter my $3 shabby, thrifty find. A small stack of drawers labeled by the employees as a nightstand. I knew better. This was half of an antique vanity that still had purpose even without the rest of it. (see that routed edge in the upper side where the table piece would have rested)
I filled that ridge with wood filler and sanded it smooth with my sander. I also add a piece of wood corner round to recreate the surface edge. Originally, it is a cut-out meant to receive the mirror. Last, I use my favorite Dremel tool to rebuild it.
You can also see the veneer was lifting at the bottom of the side. An easy repair by taking a utility knife making a straight slit. Gently lift and add some wood glue, clamp, and let dry.
Now, I could have just painted and been done, but I wanted to add a touch of pizazz. Have you seen the textured paintable wallpaper that looks like pressed tin?
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I’ve been wanting to do something with that patterned wallpaper, too. They come in such pretty designs.
Deanne Langford says
what a cute little piece- no wonder it sold so quickly!
Joyce - Quilted Nest says
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What an awesome transformation! I love the patterned wallpaper, and I’ve been a fan of The Graphics Fairy for a long time : )
The whole thing is totally darling, I can see why it sold so quickly!
Marie Blackburn says
Wow Larissa – talk about attention to detail! Just love what you did with this piece – everything from the beautiful graphic, to the numbers down the drawer fronts, to the unexpected paintable wallpaper on the sides, to the beautifully lined drawers. You took this little baby up several notches! I found this over at the Give Me The Goods Party.
Marie Blackburn says
Wow Larissa you did an amazing job with this transformation – talk about attention to detail! I love everything about it from the graphic on top, to the numbers down the drawer fronts, to the unexpected paintable wallpaper, to the pretty lined drawers. You took this baby up several notches! I found this over at the Give Me The Goods party.
Marie Lost Bird Studio says
What a great makeover. Love everything you did. TFS.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Very pretty, Larissa! Love the image you used and the numbered drawers!
Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage says
Oh I love what you’ve done here! I would love a cabinet like that! Beautiful.
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Fabulous makeover. I love your attention to detail.
Popping in from Grey Dey…wow, that’s amazing! I love the idea of the wallpaper, I might have to try that!
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
Super cute & what a steal at $3! I’m featuring it in this week’s PoPP.
julie marsteller says
hi, the “night stand” is wonderful. I have been trying to work some furniture magic as well, I was hoping you could help. I have love the graphics fairy’s images and have been trying to do some transfers. I have done actual hand painting and am now trying to use the transfer medium. I was curious to know what transfer method you used and if your image you were sing a medium, was the image printed onto multiple pages? Did you cover the entire surface with the medium? How did you get the paper off so well without disturbing the image? Obviously I need some help???!!! Thanks Julie
Barb King says
I love this, that little cutie has a great shape! Thanks for the directions. It’s an incredible transformation.
My goodness! That is really beautiful!
Thank you so much, Kimberly! 🙂
Again, you are a magician! Great job!
awww…thank you!! 🙂