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Thrifted Vanity Set ~ Swap It Like It’s Hot

Woot! Woot! I’m excited because today I am taking part in the Swap It Like It’s Hot blog party where a huge group of 40 bloggers have an annual swap for some thrifted finds costing $10 or less. I send some goodies to a friend, while someone sends some to me, and we all get to see what each person does with them. Isn’t that fun?! Check out how I made a thrifted vanity set.

Swap It Like It's Hot Wednesday Challenge | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Here’s what I got from fellow DIY blogger, Erin Spain

Assortment of Thrift Store Finds for #SwapItLikeItsHot Challenge | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Reader's Digest Game Box | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Hmm…now at first you make think that’s some pretty boring stuff, but I see potential. This collected assortments has sort of a general theme running through it, so I do the next best thing to bring it all together into a thrifted vanity set…PAINT. tee hee hee.

In order to prep these items, I use basic household rubbing alcohol to make sure the surface is clean.

Using Rubbing Alcohol to Prep Surface for Paint | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

My paint color of choice is this pearlized gorgeous color called Sea Mist by Rustoleum. You know my favorite furniture color is Aqua, so it was meant to be.

Aqua Blue Sea Mist Spray Paint by Rustoleum | Prodigal PIeces | www.prodigalpieces.com

After a few coats, my vanity set was ready to go.

Aqua Blue Vanity Set from Thrifted Finds by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I added a bit of padded material to that game box and turned it into a jewelry box.

Playing Card Box Turned Jewelry Box by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

That color is perfect for this collection and I seriously can’t say enough how easy this was to put together.

Vintage Vanity Set from Thrifted Finds by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Thrifted Metal Container Made New by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

And what doesn’t this vanity set look good paired with vintage books? tsk.

Vintage Bookends Painted by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

While normally my projects head to my shop, this set is staying with me. Doesn’t it look great in my bedroom?

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Now, the next time you head to the thrift store, be sure to take a closer look and see how you can create your own budget decor. It’s a fun treasure hunt!

Do pin and share to inspire others to do the same – thanks! ♥

Thrifted Vanity Set Made from Vintage Finds by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now for my part of the swap…here is what I sent to Jamie at That’s My Letter.

Sent Items for Swap It Like It's Hot | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Any guesses as to what she’ll create? Pop on over and see!

This swapping party has been going on all week, so be sure to check out all the fun inspiration from the first two days including today!

MONDAY

Hearts & Sharts / 58 Water Street / I Am a Homemaker
Prim and Propah / Create & Babble / Windgate Lane
Gourley Girl and Guy / Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza

TUESDAY

Confetti Style / Blue i Style / Polished Habitat
Two Purple Couches / Run to Radiance / Restoration Redoux
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer / Our Southern Home

WEDNESDAY

DIY on the Cheap / Prodigal Pieces That’s My Letter
Southern State of Mind / Roadkill Rescue / Always Never DoneYear of Serendipity / Casa Wakins

THURSDAY

Two Thirfty-Five Designs / Finding Silver Pennies / Ciburbanity
The House of Wood / Weekend Craft
Decor Adventures / Bright Green Door

FRIDAY

While They Snooze / The Charming Farmer / Primitive and Proper / A Designer At Home / BrePurposed / Home Made By Carmona / Domicile 37 / Evey’s Creations

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Comments

    • Larissa says

      I think I found a favorite new spray…endless possibilities! Thank you, Kimm. 😀

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Cassie! Yes, fun to think outside the box…literally. 😉

  1. Emily says

    Your vanity set is so lovely! Adding the fabric to the game box was so smart!

    • Larissa says

      Oh yes, my go-to in many situations. So easy! Thanks, Shelly!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you! That color is right up your alley, Shanna. 😀

  2. Patty says

    It looks very pretty especially the way you have them displayed. I collect hammered aluminum and I don’t know if I could paint it, but I still think it looks pretty and actually if I see a piece that can’t be shined up I might give this a try especially the turquoise, one of my favorite colors.

    • Larissa says

      I really had a hard time deciding, but I wanted a matched set, so paint it was since it had a bit of damage. Thanks so much, Patty!

  3. Jessica Gourley says

    LOVE that pretty aqua! 😉 So clever to keep the 3 items together- I especially love the bookends! Great job!

  4. Jillian says

    I think that is my new favorite color! Great job Larissa.

    • Larissa says

      It looks so much better with the perlescent effect up close. So pretty! Thank you. 🙂

  5. Erin Spain says

    I love the color you chose! And what a fun idea to use them all together as a set. Great job!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Erin! I had fun and thank you for the fun challenge.

  6. Dena says

    Very cute! Love that Social Etiquette book, too!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you! Can you believe I found it in the trash? Crazy. 🙂

    • Larissa says

      You and me both! Those “bookends” had hollow core, and I wish I could have used them in another way, but I like them as book ends. Thanks for the love!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you so much, Charlotte, and for creating this fun swap. 😀

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