I saw this piece posted on a local Facebook sale site and it intrigued me.
It looked like an old vanity, but the original top was missing. It had shoddily been replaced with what appeared to be a big wood board. Hmmmm…it got me thinking a bit. I loved the base of it as it appeared to be mahogany although the condition of it was less than desirable. Oh what shall a girl do? My original plan was to try to paint the entire piece up and see how it looked. After further consideration, I nixed that plan. I decided that since the top was just screwed on, I would tear off the top and try to make use of the base somehow. So I did. I couldn’t come up with a vision for the pieces so they sat for weeks and weeks. I moved onto to other projects that inspired me. They didn’t inspire me at all. In fact, I was so uninspired with them that I decided to sell them as is. So I posted them and ironically a friend of mine from church bought them from me and then asked me if I would be willing to paint them up for her.
Of course I would!
She gave me her vision for them and I went off and running with it. I needed someone to figure this one out for me…and I am sure glad she did. These old vanity pieces were transformed into sweet end tables for her two pretty baby girls’ bedroom. I needed to fill some holes and do some serious sanding, but overall they were much easier than I had expected. Once the vision was cast, the hard work was really done. I painted them up in a color called Thistle Seed by Valspar. I sanded and restained the drawers to restore the original beautiful wood grain. Then I added some stinkin’ cute knobs from D. Lawless Hardware.
The end tables came out super pretty!