1940′s Antique Vanity Makoever

My friend Megan and I (we work together with the Blessed Nest) purchased this stunning antique vanity as part of a set of three pieces of furniture.  The owner told us it was her Grandmother’s from the 1940′s.  We were blessed to find two dressers included with it as a set - one of which has already been remade and since sold.  When we this kind woman showed us the pieces, it took everything in our power NOT TO FREAK OUT!


The pieces were pristine and beautiful.
We giggled excitedly all the way home that night out of sheer happiness!
There is nothing like finding an awesome piece of furniture.
Some women like jewels, some shoes…not me.
For me, it is furniture! I’ll take a dresser or a staple gun over gems any day of the week.
She sat in storage for a long while before
I had time to work on her.
Good things take time they say.
I had to allow my vision for her to come together which it finally did.
My thoughts for this piece: sweet and feminine.
I named her Flora Mae.
Here is how she turned out:
Isn’t she lovely?
I think she is super sweet.
The fabric is from Hobby Lobby and the
hardware is from Anthropologie.
She is painted in Glidden’s Antique White.
She comes with a beautiful mirror which attaches as well although I chose to photograph her without it.
I refinished her wood top with Minwax’s Dark Walnut stain.
Isn’t is rich?
I discovered a wonderful new product to use for
refinishing wood which I will tell
you about this week so stay tuned.
Flora Mae will be headed to the Nest once she is all ready.
I have a few finishing touches to complete.
Her new home awaits!
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  1. So beautiful Stacey! Am LOVING those knobs!!

  2. very pretty, I love the orange knobs.

  3. Love it!!!!!

  4. You never cease to outdo yourself! Flora Mae is a star.

  5. This is beautiful!

  6. gorgeous and fun! those knobs are perfect!

  7. gorgeous and fun! those knobs are perfect!

  8. wow, that’s really lovely! I love the wood stain top, and the fabric on the bench, and the knobs….great job!

  9. adorable! Love those coral knobs!!!

  10. Very pretty – love the fabric on the stool and those knobs!

  11. Gorgeous transformation! Love the fabric and the knobs …perfect touches!

  12. This turned out so nice! I’ve been waiting for you to share it because I have the same piece from my great aunt and uncle. Now I can visualize a change. Great work!??

  13. Love the fabric and the knobs as well!!!

  14. Great work! So exciting!

  15. Flora Mae is fantastic! I have an antique vanity at home that I’m dying to update…you’ve got some great ideas. This is really beautiful! I’m stopping by from Project Inspire. Happy Monday!

  16. Beautiful makeover! I love the fabric you used on the stool!

  17. Stacey,

    That is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors.


  18. Stacey,
    It came out great!!


  19. I would be screaming with excitement too…How beautiful it turned out.

    I’m having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!


    I’m also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.


  20. Beautiful… LOVE that top!


  21. That looks great!

  22. Just beautiful, love the fabric.


  23. Adorable. You did a great job. Love the colors you chose!

  24. one word WOW!!! Amazing makeover…love the fabric on the stool. Love that you stained the top and painted the other…cute knobs too. Tiff

  25. Amazing!!! New follower – pinning too!

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  26. Love the transformation!!

  27. It is gorgeous. I love the transformation. What a terrific find.

  28. What an amazing score-so lucky! I also like how you transformed the set…the painting, pulls and fabric choice. All wonderful!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

  29. So crazy! I picked up an almost identical set this summer except mine was on the curb. This week I finally got around to sanding the top and decided to keep the top wood, just like you did, and paint it cream. What did you decide to do with the mirror? I am not sure if I will separate them or keep them together.

  30. FREAK OUT is right….beautiful!!! Amazing job!!

  31. Just beautiful Stacey! I love the fabric and the knobs! Nicely done!

  32. Just beautiful Stacey! I love the fabric and the knobs! Nicely done!

  33. This is SO cute!

  34. Stacey, your dressing table turned out so beautiful! I just finished one and was looking for examples of decorating mine for photos. The simple vase of flowers is perfect! I am your sister in Christ. So nice to meet you and so glad you are so bold for Jesus.

    We are joining your lovely blog! Please check us out when you can.

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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