Vintage Vanity Painted Tea Rose Pink

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Do you ever have conversations with someone that leave you saying, “That was really weird”? While perusing Craigslist I came upon this piece advertised as a desk. To me it looked like a vanity without a mirror. I called to inquire and he said he still had it. Sweet! Stay with me as I show you how this “desk” became a vintage vanity painted a soft tea rose pink.

Vintage Vanity Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

I continued to ask the seller if there was anything wrong with it and if it was smoke-free. He replied that it was solid as a rock, smoke-free, and would take him quite some time to dismantle it to get it out of his basement. He also said he had another buyer coming to see it first. I said, “Oh, it’s that big?” He replied, “Yes, and you’ll need help to load it.” I went on to ask more questions, but still getting the feeling like something was off.

Okay, so at this point I’m like…we can’t be talking about the same desk. We ended the conversation as he said it was already spoken for, but something kept bugging. It just didn’t add up. So, my inquisitive self called again and said, “We are talking about the maple desk with 5 drawers correct?” He laughed loud in my ear and said, “Hahaha!! No! I thought we were talking about my $800 executive desk. Yes, I still have that small one.” tsk.

So, here it is in its worn down state and I was right! {{fist pump}} Stamped on the back is VANITY. It had no mirror, but no fear. Junkin’ mama has the solution!

Worn Top of Vintage Vanity | prodigalpieces.com

A couple of years ago I redid a mirrored dresser in this post. When my client purchased the dresser she didn’t want the mirror. Funny thing is that back in that old post I mention that my son and I were redoing two mirrored pieces at the same time and he took my mirror and painted it purple. We finally switched them back and I painted it green to match the dresser. So, here I am with this forlorn mirror needing a new purpose.

Vintage Vanity Mirror for Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by Dixie Belle Paint Company and includes affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

First order of business, get that damaged vanity top sanded down with my sander to reveal that gorgeous wood. Call me crazy, but I love to smell the wood when it’s revived and definitely touch it. mmm… Once ready to go, I used a selection of three different stains to get the color I was after (Early American, Provincial, and Espresso)

Sanded Vanity Top | prodigalpieces.com

I will admit I was tempted to go all wood, but my favorite finish kept begging me to do it. I just love a stain/paint combination because it showcases the wood, but gives it an updated feel. That’s when I went to one of my favorite paints by Dixie Belle Company. When I first used their paint on this Mid Century dresser, I gasped…seriously. Supreme coverage, ease of flow, and chemical free.

Dixie Belle Paint for my vintage vanity by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I have since used up all that I had on hand and needed more. Gotta love a reason to shop! The Gator Hide polycrylic was my choice to topcoat the stained top. I kid you not when I say this poly is easy to use. Glides right on with my Palm Pro and I don’t have to worry about brush marks.

Applying Dixie Belle Gator Hide Poly Topcoat to Vintage Vanity | prodigalpieces.com

Now onto the base of the vanity. Since I’m pairing that mirror with this I needed to give them all the same base coat. I intend to distress this set, so I use the Hurricane Gray to blend them all together. (pssst…this is one of my favorite grays!)

Painting Hurricane Gray by Dixie Belle Paint | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Painting Vanity Knobs Hurricane Gray by Dixie Belle Paint | prodigalpieces.com

After one coat of gray cured, I used my wax to touch the areas I wanted to peek through when distressing the next layer. It allows me to distress without going all the way back down to the wood.

Adding Wax to Drawers for Distressing Method | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Then my vintage vanity painted Tea Rose is about to begin. Pink isn’t really one of my colors, but this soft shade has me hooked. It’s feminine without being foofy. It reminds me of days-gone-by and and old farmhouse quilt.

Tea Rose Pink by Dixie Belle Paint Company via Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The vanity base and mirror get one coat of the Tea Rose and then it’s time to reveal this beauty.

Simply Chic Vintage Vanity Painted Tea Rose Pink by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Dressing Table with Needlepoint Chair in Tea Rose Pink by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What a fun makeover this was. First, because I got to pair a couple of cast-offs to make a sweet marriage of vintage. Second, because I got to use some wonderful paints to bring it all together.

Vintage Vanity with Paint & Stain Combination by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Do you remember from my Toile Secretary Desk post I found a chair to go with it? The same seller had this gorgeous needlepoint chair as well. Isn’t it perfect? I had been searching for months (MONTHS!) for a chair to pair with this set. The hand-carved back and splat make me drool.

Antique Needlepoint Chair for Vintage Vanity by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The needlepoint inspired me to add a bit of the same floral design to the mirror to tie it all in.

Tea Rose Pink Vintage Vanity with Needlepoint Chair by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Farmhouse Chic Vintage Vanity Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m tickled pink with my vintage vanity painted Hurricane Gray and Tea Rose – what a combination, eh? If you love it too, you can find it available in my shop. (SOLD)

Shop Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Sweet Vanity Vignette by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Ready for some fun?? I am so excited to be able to give away 3 different prize packages of Dixie Belle products They have more than just paint too! Stencils, stains, waxes… {{happy dance!!}}

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My hope is to have inspired you to think outside the box when it comes to your home. You can make it your own and it be affordable too. Do pin and share my vintage vanity painted Tea Rose to inspire others to give DIY a try!

A cast-off mirror and vintage vanity painted in a Tea Rose Pink for a makeover you don't want to miss. See more at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next, I’m sharing the build plans for our concrete tables as I promised in our fire pit reveal. If you missed it, you really want to check it out as there is much to see. Such fun!

DIY Outdoor Concrete Table for Patio or Deck by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
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227 Comments

  • Christina in FL

    Wow!! I am not a fan of pink yet I love this makeover! The color is so soft and warm!! The top is perfect. Again, wow!! I love the mirror on it and the chair with the details is perfect with it. Your staging is understated and elegant. Way to go!!! Happy dancing with you!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hooray!! Yes, pink is a color I have to have in just the right shade to love it. This one fit me to a TEA (pun intended). 🙂 Thanks so much, Christina!

      June 29, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Christina in FL

    OH and I pinned this post 🙂 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/446137906827242850/
    I would paint a discarded chair with Dixie Belle!!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:36 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    A beautiful makeover. Dixie Belle paint and other products are amazing.

    June 29, 2017 at 6:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Debra. They sure are!

      June 29, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply
  • Gret

    Love the combination of refinished wood and paint. I have a side table just waiting for a similar make-over!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you! Sounds like the perfect project piece.

      June 29, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • Donna Gonzalez

    I am not normally a pink lover, but that is GORGEOUS!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hooray!! I love to hear it, Donna. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    Not really a fan of pink, but that is absolutely darling and what a great addition by adding the mirror.
    If I should happen to win; I probably would repaint my cute little tea cart. Been wanting to do so for quite sometime now but just undecided on color.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

    June 29, 2017 at 7:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It just needed to be a vanity again for someone to love on. Thanks, Colleen!

      June 29, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    Pinned :}

    June 29, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply
  • Frances Batson

    I love the wooden top. Looks great with the paint.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had to figure out a way to showcase that gorgeous wood while marrying the mismatched pair. Win-win. Thanks, Frances. 🙂

      June 29, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Carol S

    Nice touch with the painted roses on the mirror, Larissa. It’s those kind of things that take your work to a higher level. Love it! Excited to try Dixie Belle paints.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I wholeheartedly appreciate that, Carol, and glad you take notice. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Susan

    I’m not a huge fan of pink, but this is just gorgeous ! Bet that one flies out of your shop.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It is just the right color for a feminine, but not too girly, feel. Thanks, Susan.

      June 29, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Deb

    I love it! I have a vanity that just needs that beautiful color!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Leona Gibbs

    Well I have a vanity that was old when I got it. And you have inspired me with this makeover to try to do something similar. I was of the belief that you should not paint wood but I have changed my mind. Now I just have to make some time.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I really debated on how to finish this one as it is hard maple, but the only way to tie those two pieces of different woods together was to paint. I just love the outcome. Thank you for the love!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Lezlie adams

    It is lovely. I love the pink. It is a perfect choice for this piece.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy to hear it, Lezlie. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Carole

    So cute for a little girl! No a “pink” person, but I love the way you married the two pieces, and it all came together for a fabulous piece.

    June 29, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Elaine

    I have three small wall cabinets (second hand store finds), and I am wanting to paint them in complimentary colors so that they can be grouped together. I’m loving the hurricane gray you used.

    June 29, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds good! That color works with so many eras. Love it!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Joy

    Pink is my fav! That tea rose color is great!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      High five, girl! 😀

      June 29, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Roberta

    Wow! That is really pretty!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s wonderful to hear. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Robin Fleming

    Love the makeover! I’ve used Dixie Bell products and love them. Wish I could sell them in my shop!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Have you signed up to be a retailer? These paints would sell themselves. 😉

      June 29, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Judy Burnside

    The set turned out great and I really like the way you used the mirror to complete the vanity – as it should be! The pink with gray underneath gives a real aged and well-worn feel, like it might be sitting in my greatgrandma’s bedroom. And thanks again for sharing your technique for using wax to make distressing the piece easier – I’m definitely going to try that. Have a blessed day.

    June 29, 2017 at 8:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      aww…you got exactly what I was after, Judy. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply
  • Cecilia

    Ok, I’m not a pink person but this really turned out beautifully! Love it! It’s so soft and romantic.
    I’d love to try Dixie Belle Paint! I think my farm table might be my victim, lol. Or a sweet little bench needing a makeover. Thanks for the chance to win!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:17 am Reply
    • Cecilia

      Visited and followed you on Pinterest!

      June 29, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so glad to hear you like it, Cecilia. It was a fun piece to create. My pleasure to share!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply
  • JERI

    Love the soft pink color. I have used the Dixie Belle paint on one project and really love the coverage it provides. I wish I would have known about their Gator Hide product – can’t wait to try that!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It goes on so nicely and bonds like a dream. Just love it!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Deborah

    I have a bookshelf I would paint!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply
  • Karen Reeves

    I am also not really a fan of pink, but this is beautiful. Nice job!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s awesome to hear you like it. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Laura Werley

    I would have called it a desk, also. I love the gray as the first coat and the pink is a great color. Love the color of the stain. Thanks for another great give away.

    June 29, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh definitely. I just knew it had potential to be more though. Thanks!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Lisa

    I ❤️ Hurricane Grey with the Vintage Pink combo finished off with the stained top. That’s my go to look as well, very classic. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize package.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Kim

    What a sweet set! I’m thinking I need some Dixie Bell paint in my life.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee hee… yes, you do! 😀

      June 29, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Sian

    I love it, and I have a similar vanity that I would also paint.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Great minds pink alike! 😀

      June 29, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Jane

    Nice job! Love the color combination. Keep up the good work.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for the encouragement!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • susan

    Pink is a controversal color, it seems some people love it or loathe it. My daughte, slender, white blond, pale eyes, would NOT wear pink, ever. When we were shopping for he junior prom, she ended up with a lovely, pale pink dress and we both could not believe that the color she had avoided, was, happily, her beautiful choice. It was such a classic, it still looks beautiful in photos. Some designs are dated and sometimes, we laugh at our choices, but that dress was a winner.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Good for her! I like pink, but solely depends on the shade. 😉

      June 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Lee Ann Oliverio

    I love that old-fashioned pink! Just beautiful. I would paint my dining room chairs first! Not pink for that project, though! Pinned!

    June 29, 2017 at 9:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…sounds good to me! Got your extra entry. 🙂

      June 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • gwen

    well, i’m not a pink-kinda-gal either, but i have to admit – this vanity is lovely! (you had me when you said it reminded you of a vintage quilt – what’s not to love?) i love the natural wood-paint combination you chose! the chair you paired with it is beautiful and i wish i could hand-paint (?) the flowers like you did. i’ve pinned the post, gone to Facebook to visit Dixie Belle Paints. my plan is to paint two waterfall bedside tables with this beautiful paint! JOB WELL DONE LARISSA!

    June 29, 2017 at 9:26 am Reply
  • Maureen

    Love this. I’m not a huge pink person but it is perfect on this vanity and mirror. Nicely done. Haven’t tried Dixie Belle paints yet but I would love to!

    June 29, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply
  • Kathleen

    I just bought this color last week to use on a vanity! So pretty!!

    June 29, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Great minds pink alike! ahahaha…you will love it.

      June 29, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • Dawn Reid

    Loving this makeover; tea rose is a beautiful color ! Have an old dresser to redo, which should look lovely in this color ! Following you via email now & will sign up for Pinterest & Instagram ! Lovely redos !!

    June 29, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You sound like a kindred spirit, Dawn. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Jane

    I AM a huge fan of all things pink and I LOVE the Dixie Belle pink that you used. It does remind me of a time long ago….very soft, nothing brash about it. Your makeover on the vanity and mirror are beautiful. Love it!

    June 29, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Excellent! I do love pink for sure, just more in my clothes than home. Thank you for the love!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    Beautiful piece. I just had a similar piece given to me as a “desk”. You did a great job of refreshing it while keeping the vintage charm.

    June 29, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay for you! Thank you for the kind words.

      June 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Larissa, beautiful job! I am a pink gal, as far as clothing goes. I’m priming to refinish a desk in Anne Sloan Scandinavian Pink! Pushing my edge🙂

    June 29, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Me too! I have pinks and all sorts of color, but tend to not have it in my home as much. Good for you!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • Patricia Dianne Allmond p

    Larissa, your tea rose vanity is sooo pretty. As, I’ve said before you are so talented. Love your work. Wish I lived near your shop so I could come see and shop!!

    June 29, 2017 at 10:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun that would be! Thank you, Patricia.

      June 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • Karen Baumgardner

    Love the mirror with that vanity..they look as if they were always a pair. The power of paint never ceases to wow me. I’d love to try the Dixie Belle brand – I have many pieces awaiting their wake-up call in my basement.

    June 29, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s how feel too. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • liz

    I always love your work. You really are so talented. I would paint my end table that recently was rotated into service in the living room.

    June 29, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are the best, Liz!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Christy

    This is gorgeous, Larissa! Good thing you realized there was a mix-up when you were talking to the seller ha ha!

    June 29, 2017 at 11:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Christy! This was to be my FFF post, but ah well. Yes, so good I called back. Too funny!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    I have been following your blog for a while now. Beautiful work!

    June 29, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m happy to hear it, Lisa!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • Mary Jo

    I love this vanity! Pink is my favourite colour and it looks great. I have so many things in my house that I would love to refinish and your blog inspires me to get going and give it a try. Thanks

    June 29, 2017 at 11:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How wonderful to hear you are inspired. Thank you, Mary Jo!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    Gorgeous! Great shade of pink! Can you explain why you use 3 shades of stain? It’s beautiful!

    June 29, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I wanted to find the right blend to accent the chair. 🙂

      June 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Susan Coleman

    I have used Dixie Belle before but am now inspired to return to my local outlet to see and buy more. Why I didn’t trust my own judgement in the first place is beyond me- it’s like I need a pro like you to A-ok a product but hey that method works for me! Buying more!

    June 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awww… you are so fun! I hope you enjoy it

      June 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • Jonnie

    I love that you kept the table top wood. It really makes it pop! I would paint my blanket ladder.

    June 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That hard maple needed to shine. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • kimmylouwho

    I love this redo! So pretty and perfect in pink! I would love to try this Dixie Belle paint; have a project waiting for paint!

    June 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be perfect!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Marcie Lovett

    I recently picked up a vanity and matching dressers from craigslist. They need some work, but they’ll be pretty fabulous when they’re finished. Still trying to decide on a color, though….

    June 29, 2017 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • Marie|The Interior Frugalista

    I LOVE Dixie Belle Paint and this one color I haven’t tried yet but is on my Must Try List. What beautiful makeover, Larissa and one lucky girl is going to be VERY happy having this in her room!

    June 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You will rock it, Marie, I know it. Thanks for the love!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • Wanda Hernandez

    Thank you Larissa, you give me courage to to love what I am learning to do…with my furniture make overs!

    June 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made my day. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • Toni

    I just came across this site & love what you did with this vanity, it is gorgeous.

    June 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hi Toni! I’m so happy to have you. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

      June 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm Reply
  • Fran Legler

    I’m not a bright pink person either, but this is gorgeous! You have such a great color sense!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    June 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I try to keep the piece true to its era. Thank you for getting me. 🙂

      June 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Keasha

    I love pink and I really love the desk. I have several pieces that I would love to try Dixie Belle on. Love your blog.

    June 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m happy to hear it, Keasha. Thank you!

      June 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • LouAnn

    Oh! I love this! you are so talented!

    June 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hugs to you, LouAnn. 🙂

      June 29, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • Maria

    Would love to try out this paint – hadn’t heard of it until today… thanks for the opportunity!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful! It’s a mineral based paint that really impressed me the minute I dipped my brush. That’s saying much as I have tried dozens and am picky. 🙂

      June 30, 2017 at 6:20 am Reply
  • Sue

    Your makeover is beautiful! I love the pink color and stain too ~ I have tried Dixie belle paint on a couple of small chairs but I’m looking forward to painting an old china cabinet I picked up over the winter; I was just waiting for the perfect pink and I think I’ve found it!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun is that?! I’m so happy to hear it, Sue. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:20 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Larissa, this is so sweet and feminine, and I love how you married the three pieces that just so happen to be perfect together! I love your work!!! 😍

    June 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You made me smile, Michelle. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:20 am Reply
  • Lisa Filiberto

    The pink over gray is gorgeous and the mirror is a perfect fit, very pretty!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Lisa. 🙂

      June 30, 2017 at 6:20 am Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    Did you paint flowers on the top of the mirror ? so cute! Would love to win some paint so I can get a good start on so many pieces I’ve been collecting. A lot of little tables and chairs. Thank you for the chance, Larissa !

    June 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I mentioned in my post that it just needed something, so I copied the needlepoint chair. yay!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:21 am Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    It’s on my Pinterest board!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Michelle Cotter

    I was just looking at Dixie Belle paint on Instagram yesterday! I saw lots of colors I loved. You never steer me wrong, everything you have recommended and I have tried has been great! Fingers crossed!

    June 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That just made my day, Michelle. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:22 am Reply
  • Jeane Gallo

    Love that sweet pink shade. And painting the same flowers from the chair was pure inspiration. Love it.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It just needed something to tie it all together. I’m so happy you like it!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:22 am Reply
  • Lea Anne

    I’m excited to try the paints and more!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Stacey

    I love seeing your transformations. Your such an I spiration

    June 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Stacey. 🙂

      June 30, 2017 at 6:23 am Reply
  • Rhonda Grisham

    Love this! I have a dresser I have owned for years. It would be my project. My guest bedroom has the perfect spot for it!
    I pinned https://www.pinterest.com/pin/212865519870334090/

    June 29, 2017 at 7:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Perfect! Got your extra entry.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:23 am Reply
  • Kris Giardina

    Looks awesome!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • Phylis Cummings

    Beautiful piece…love how you brought it all together!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so tickled with it, Phylis. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:24 am Reply
  • Jennifer Z

    Love your project! I would paint my matching set of bedside tables! I pinned this to my pinterest!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds good and got your entry. 🙂

      June 30, 2017 at 6:24 am Reply
  • Lorrie Geer

    wow what a beauty I would love to paint my dresser this color

    June 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be wonderful. Thanks, Lorrie.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:24 am Reply
  • Leah Ward

    Wow!! I love your post and your work!!! Everything looks amazing.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      awww…thank you, Leah.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:25 am Reply
  • Patti

    I absolutely love this vanity! The color is oh so lovely!! And the chair goes so well. A great makeover! I would like to paint a twin bed that my husband will make into a bench that color. It would be perfect!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be a perfect project. Thanks for the love!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:25 am Reply
  • Patti

    Pinned it!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • Tracy Shook

    Love the color combinations!! A classic look but not too girly! I am loving ALL the Dixie Belle colors after seeing them on furniture pieces!! Great job!!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay! What fun to hear, Tracy. It was a blast to get to work on this and see it come to life. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:27 am Reply
  • Linda Heathington

    LOve this piece and love Dixie Bell paint.

    June 29, 2017 at 8:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful to hear. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:27 am Reply
  • melinda

    I have never heard of this paint before. Anxious to use it though. beautiful job on the dresser and mirror,I would of never knew they weren’t suppose to belong together. great job!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It is a mineral based paint that really impressed me the first time I used it. Clings to my brush, great coverage, and brush-stroke free. I have tried dozens and there aren’t that many that impress me. 😉

      June 30, 2017 at 6:28 am Reply
  • Tracey D

    I love the stained top and painted body style also. I haven’t seen it with pink before but really like it. You did a great job!
    I have a dresser I would love to refinish if I win a prize package. Thank you for the opportunity.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:07 pm Reply
  • Kayla Starr-Smith

    Awesome post! I am hoping to get to my dixie Belle dealer this weekend! Love your color choices for this piece. Thank you show much for sharing 🙂

    June 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hope you have fun, Kayla! Thanks for stopping by.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:28 am Reply
  • Brenda

    Beautiful makeover. i love pink and this shade fits this vanity just right. I also love the wood top and the addition of the mirror. I have two tables that are waiting for attention so that’s what I would paint with Dixie Belle. Thanks for all the inspiration too.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Brenda. I’m happy to see it together.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:29 am Reply
  • Bryan Patterson

    Love the project I need some paint for a box I’m making 😊

    June 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hey guy! Glad to see you over here. I hope you win!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:29 am Reply
  • Brenda

    Beautiful makeover. This shade of pink fits this vanity just right. I love the wood top and the addition of the mirror. Thanks for all the inspiration too.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It just needed a soft touch to tone down the 50’s vibe it had going on. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:29 am Reply
  • Brandi Bryant

    If I win, the first thing I would paint would be my Grandma’s vanity. When I was young I used to love watching her roll her hair with those little rollers. Guess what? She also had a bedroom with pink carpet too, feeling nostalgic. Pink is not favorite, but I am seriously thinking about using the same colors and techniques you have shared with us. I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours when I get a chance to work on it. Thanks for the giveaway and for all you do. Beautiful work as usual.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      awww…that is so sweet. I’m sure you will make it shine, Brandi.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Christi Norris

    Not a pink fancier myself, but really love this project. Especially marrying two different pieces. I’d like to enter for drawing. I I had some paint, I would redo a scruffy old telephone table. Might even paint it pink.

    June 29, 2017 at 10:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m happy to hear it. Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Nicole

    The vanity is so pretty. I can’t wait to try this color!

    June 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It’s just enough pink. 🙂

      June 30, 2017 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Susan

    Not much else I can say but I love it just like the rest of your projects!!!!

    June 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Nuff said. hee hee hee. Thank you, Susan!

      June 30, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply
  • Sara Skidmore

    Great read and good referrals. Thanks so much.

    June 29, 2017 at 11:47 pm Reply
  • Kristin rosenbeck

    I love the gray peeking through. By using wax, does the tea rose not take or does it make it easier to sand back?

    June 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Yes, it doesn’t adhere and that way you can sand back to gray and not wood.

      June 30, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Shea

    I love this! Not sure what I would paint first probably the dresser I use for storage in my office.

    June 30, 2017 at 2:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds good to me. 😀

      June 30, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Terrie Griggs

    Love your sense of style Larissa

    June 30, 2017 at 8:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What fun to hear, Terrie. Thank you!!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply
  • Becky

    Woo-hoo! Nice pairing! I really like the flowers you added to the mirror. It NEEDED them. : )
    I’m painting my living room furniture at present, so sign me up for some paint! : ) I need to order one of those lovely round brushes you sell too. Painting some legs gave me an “ah-ha” moment. : )

    June 30, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I think so too. hee hee. Sounds good to me! I love those moments. 😀

      July 1, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Melissa

    Great job. Those go perfectly together. I’m not much of a pink girl either but that color is perfect. I’m still working on my youngest daughters bedroom makeover and that color would be perfect on her footboard. Love that you have given us a chance to win.

    June 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks for the love! I’m so happy to share.

      July 1, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Melissa

    Pinned it.

    June 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • Mechele Rose

    Great makeover, love the color. First thing I would paint would be a child’s vanity and chair. Pinning this

    June 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Got your extra entry. 🙂

      July 1, 2017 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Nancy

    Just gorgeous! How do you find the time for all you do?

    June 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I don’t sleep. ahahaha!! (seriously) But…I also have wonderful help from my gang.

      July 1, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Sue

    & pinned your post💟

    June 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Rachel Barnard

    The first thing I would paint is my pair of mid-century side tables that have just enough water damage that they will have to be a paint project. I also love the finished wood/paint combo finishes, and these tables will be perfect for that treatment 🙂
    I love your vanity project- you did a great job giving a whole new life to both pieces by bringing them together so perfectly!

    June 30, 2017 at 9:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Your tables sound perfect for this paint prize. Thanks for the love!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Karen Simon Peterson

    I love this vanity – beautiful! I have an old round table that once belonged to my aunt. It has two levels and some interesting detail on the legs. That is the first thing I would paint if I won. Thanks for the giveaway.

    July 1, 2017 at 1:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Love being able to update family pieces.

      July 1, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Luanne Parker

    Once you try Dixie Belle paint you will never go back! It’s so smooth, easy to use, glides on and they have the most amazing colors!

    July 1, 2017 at 7:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is blissful to work with!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Lynn Carr

    So pretty! This pink is lovely.
    I just painted an adorable little stool with knobby legs in DB Gulf yesterday. I’ll be putting Gator Hide on it tomorrow. It’s my first DIxie Belle project, I wanted to start small, but I have 5 dining room chairs that are waiting for a Cinderella makeover in Seaglass. 😀
    Thanks for the inspiration! I pinned it to my chalk paint board.

    July 1, 2017 at 9:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Lynn. Got your extra entry. 😉

      July 1, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Kristina Austin

    Omg! I love the right shade of pink! This most definitely the right shade of pink! I would sooo love to be able to purchase this vanity it is right up my decorating alley, but alas no funds to spend on this amazing piece. 🙁 Great job!

    July 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awww…you are so sweet, Kristina. Thank you!

      July 1, 2017 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    LOVED your tea rose vanity. I’d like to do a vanity as well, but it would be for my granddaughter. Entering the contest with hopes!

    July 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would make you an awesome grandma! Hope you win. 😀

      July 1, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Debbie R

    Wow, so beautiful and the needle point chair with ti double WOW. Love the pink color choice!

    July 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I just love needlepoint! This one was a gem and feel blessed I could find a match for it. Thank you!

      July 1, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • dianne anderson

    The first thing I will try Dixie Belle Paint on is an old record cabinet.

    July 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What fun that would be! 😀

      July 1, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Meleah

    I admire the time and attention that you give your pieces, they are beautiful! So many projects, so little time!

    July 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Amen to that, Meleah! 😀

      July 1, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Hi Larissa!
    On many of my projects lately i’ve used milk paint. It comes powdered and I like the fact that I can mix just enough in small batches for each piece. Mostly small tables. Will be venturing into reupholstering an antique love seat and would love to try Dixie Belle Paint for the wood legs and trim work!
    Also recently acquired (side of the road, free!) , twin size, solid wood rounded headboard and footboard. Planning my first rebuild into a bench and it will need paint as well. Always love trying something new!
    Enjoy seeing your amazing work!
    Best,
    Melissa

    July 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hello! Yes, my favorite milk paint is Junque milk paint. Love the chippy goodness! I’m sure you will love Dixie Belle like I do too.

      July 1, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Robin Fishburn

    I love the pink as well. Something different…..And I agree with you, there is just something so satisfying about bringing a beautiful piece of wood back to life! What would I paint? Well, I have a friend who just started a ministry to help those coming out of homelessness, or others in need by giving them donated furniture and small appliances. I’d love to help her by refinishing/painting some of the furniture that is donated that is need of some love, or to personalize something to make their new place feel more like home. Thanks for all of the inspiration!!

    July 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, that’s it exactly. What a wonderful ministry! That would not only bless others but you too. Yay!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Susan

    I love that pink over grey!!! Gorgeous! I think I’d like to try the paint on a few upcoming repurposed projects I have in mind! And Im pinning too 🙂

    July 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Susan! You would rock these paints, girl. 🙂 Got your extra entry.

      July 1, 2017 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Sandi

    I would paint one of my stars. Thanks for the chance to win. Xo

    July 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Deanna Hart

    So many projects..so little paint. .LOL! I’m working on my first headboard turned bench project…I would like to try the paints on that!

    July 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…Yes!! Good for you!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm Reply
  • john hutchens

    I would paint my wife’s book shelves in her craft room. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/92253492350314964/

    July 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be awesome, John! Sounds good to me. Got your extra entry.

      July 1, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply
  • Patty

    I have a drop leaf dek i rescued from the curb that I have repaired but not yet painted. Dixie Belle has beautiful colors! I think it is time to get inspired!

    July 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Score!! Not only the colors, but the ease of use is wow out of the can. 🙂

      July 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Tracy Ann

    I’m amazed and impressed you turned a desk into a vanity. The pieces look like they were made as a set. I have two chairs I’d like to paint.

    July 1, 2017 at 8:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made my day, Tracy. Thank you!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Patty Eaton

    I want to paint a vintage waterfall china cabinet in muscadine wine

    July 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be beautiful!

      July 2, 2017 at 5:51 am Reply
  • Charlene

    Beautiful ! You’d never know they were “married”41

    July 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I had fun setting up the relationship. 😉 tee hee hee.

      July 2, 2017 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Teri Ronk

    Loved reading your blog and seeing your beautiful creation. Truly talented Larissa!

    July 2, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply
  • Sandi

    So excited to be a winner!! Thank you!!!

    July 2, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply
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