Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Lovely Vanity...

   In the middle of my bedroom "re-do", that is on hold until I pick out a new wall color, I came up with a fantastic idea for our master bathroom. We have a walk-in closet in our bathroom with lots and lots of storage, which is somewhat unnecessary for our little family of two. My idea is to remove a few of the shelves in the closet & put the vanity inside. I am so excited for this reveal! A makeup vanity in a closet.. My own little space to get ready everyday.. Can't wait to show you! In the mean time, I found the perfect vanity, and by perfect I mean it fit in the closet.. nothing else was perfect about it.. until now....



This is the vanity that will be in the closet... I've fallen in love with this powder blue vanity. Here is the vanity before....


I had to fix the drawers, and there were a ton of little flaws in the wood that needed to be fixed, & it's still not perfect, but I like things like that. I fell in love with the legs on this vanity... Other than the perfect size that's why I chose this vanity.


To achieve this color I layered many different blues and greens. I am really happy with the final color, it's exactly how I wanted it. A somewhat "Powdery Blue Green". The color reminds me a little of Tiffany Blue, perfect for a girly vanity.



The mirror has a lot to be desired. Since this is an antique, the mirror has seen better days.


I decided to keep the original hardware. I felt it looked best & being painted the blue color they blend in nicely.


Hope you all enjoyed my Makeup vanity "makeover".  & Thank You all for all the wonderful birthday wishes  this past friday. My weekend was wonderful, my amazing friends here in NC & all my friends and family back home in MI made my birthday wonderful even though the hubby was out of town. What have you been working on this weekend? Go link up your projects on Liz Marie Blog Facebook! I would love to see what you are working on... Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!! 

74 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore that vanity! What a great find.

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  2. I have the same exact vanity. My Maw Maw gave it to me when I was young. Love the blue. Mine's white right now. I also have the chest of drawers that goes with it.

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  3. It really turned out darling! The color is great! You are a very talented young woman.
    Blessings

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  4. Love the redo!! The color is fabulous!! Great job!

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  5. I love the vanity! Nice work! Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

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  6. Not only does the vanity look good, but it has some good storage..can't wait to see the set up!

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  7. You chose such a pretty color to paint this - well done!!

    Stop by Pandora's Box to enter my giveaway!

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  8. You know we are all going to love the blue!

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  9. She is gorgeous...is it a she? or a he? ....nonetheless IT is gorgeous..love it !
    xo
    Lucy

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  10. Great color! It will look perfect in the closet.....looking forward to seeing that!

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  11. Love the blue. Very nice piece. Stopping by from Dittle Dattle, hope you can stop by my blog. featuring a shabby Chic home from Montreal, Quebec.
    Au revoir
    Caroline

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  12. This is so funny because I've been thinking of painting my furniture this color. So inspiring!

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  13. Oh my this is so adorable! I have been wanting to paint a couple furniture pieces I have but didn't have the courage until now, this turned out so well!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Terry

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  14. wow GORGEOUS! so glad you brightened it up from the dreary dark color! sooo pretty! thanks for linking up w/ us and sharing :) xo

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  15. It is gorgeous!! A great place to get ready & put your makeup on each day xoxo

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  16. I love the color!!! You did a great job on this vanity, it turned out darling!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  17. I couldn't find your post for the blog hop, so....

    BLOG HOPping around - I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM
    Krafty Max Originals

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  18. That's so lovely. You have a walk-in closet in your bathroom, sounds fabulous!

    CJ xx

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  19. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! I've always wanted a little vanity of my own but with big round bulbs surrounding the mirror just like you see in movies

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  20. Love the finished color! It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. hiya , visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , that dresser is gorgeous , shape finish colour , the lot tfs and hope to see you at mine sometime
    xmaggiex

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  22. this is beautiful!! I LOVE this color!! Would love to have you come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings if you have a chance... www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  23. Such a pretty piece. You picked a lovely color. I am insanely jealous of your "dressing room"!

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  24. So pretty! That is one of my favorite colors- will make getting ready in the morning much more fun!

    Stopping by from Blog it Forward hop - now following & liking on Facebook!

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  25. I love your blog. I found you on Blog it Forward. I'm a new follower.
    http://blissfulmeandering.blogspot.com

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  26. That color is so gorgeous!! Wow! Can't wait to see the finihsed product :)

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  27. So pretty!! I love the color!

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  28. LOVE the color gorgeous!!!

    http://craftiestthings.blogspot.com/

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  29. What a gorgeous vanity. I absolutely love how it turned out.

    Newly following from the Welcome Wednesday Hop.

    Leetah East
    http://afkdinner.blogspot.com
    http://leetahinwriting.blogspot.com

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  30. That vanity is so pretty painted that color. I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

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  31. Love that vanity in turquoise. I love that style of furniture. I just finished painting a buffet in that style. Very pretty!

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  32. Great color choice, and a beautiful piece!

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  33. Your blog is amazing. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm a new follower. You've got mad skillz!!!
    Kim

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  34. I am so jealous!! I want a vanity for my bedroom so bad! Thank you for sharing this fabulous redo!

    ~Jessica
    inspirationthief.blogspot.com

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  35. love painted vanity. there is something very feminine about it. even better, i love vanity painted in gorgeous blues, like yours. am decorating my bedroom now and i have a huge dark dresser, am, too, thinking to give it a "treat".

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  36. Oh Liz, I love the color. Well Done. I see you haven't posted for a few days. Hope you are well and smiling. Happy Friday Hugs! P.S. have you made it over to my new location?

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  37. With three kids I can't imagine having an excess of closet space but I love that you found a way to make that space more useful, and pretty. The vanity is lovely. :)

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  38. i love the color you chose for this!!! it turned out so beautiful

    PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-spring-fling-giveaway.html

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  39. Beautiful!!! I love it! I saw a dresser in a really similar style to your vanity at the thrift store recently and really wanted to buy it and paint it, but I passed . . . and now I'm REALLY regretting it, seeing how great yours turned out! Maybe I should go back and see if it's still there . . . ;-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  40. I really really really love this! I have been looking for one just like this! what a great find! I haven't found anything like this just yet. I love what you have done with it. It has such a girlie feel to it!

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  41. How adorable! I love, love, love turquoise!

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  42. I love this vanity... it gives me a great idea for a couple pieces of furniture i'm working on myself!
    I'm following you from the Dittle Dattle blog hop. Please follow me at:

    www.daughterbydesign.blogspot.com

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  43. Lovely job! LOVE the color, so pretty!

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  44. You did a great job on the vanity!! Love the color you picked!! I love your blog! I am now following you! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime and follow me!! :-) I am participating in my first "Before & After" with Thrifty Decor Chick!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
    ~~~rhonda~~~

    Follow me on Twitter: Twittle__Dee

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  45. So don't want to make this an ad for MY blog, but you have to check out the chair I posted at the same TDC's party that you did: It would be perfect with your vanity! Seriously, it looks like they were made for each other!

    Anyway, Love the vanity and I'll be reading more of your blog!

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  46. It's beautiful and so much nicer in the lighter color! You will really enjoy this piece! ♥

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  47. The color turned out amazing! Smart idea for unused space!

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  48. it surely is perfection!! great makeover!

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  49. that is so adorable! i want one!! (haha too bad our tiny apartment won't fit it!!)

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  50. Wow, another awesome job...love the color. Thanks for linking this up as well:)

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  51. Gorgeous! I love that color.

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style!

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  52. Girl...That looks AWESOME! Love it!
    I would LOVE to have you link up to my PARTY! WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!

    And I have a party button you can grab and put on your blog so your friends can come too:)




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    xoxokara

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  53. Very nice. The color came out great!

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  54. Your vanity is beautiful--one of my fav colors!

    http://sunnissideoflife.blogspot.com/

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  55. I am IN LOVE with this vanity! The color is fab and I love the girlie feel. Awesome job!


    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhnads.blogspot.com

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  56. Just beautiful...can't wait to see the whole closet makeover!!!

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  57. I love that color. it's so elegant! I want it in my closet! so great. saw you on tatertots and jello.

    kathryn
    -thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  58. That color is to die for! My daughter has one I bought over a year ago and haven't refinished yet because 1 I'm scared to death of the lead paint lol, and 2 I can't decide on the right color! This is PERFECT! I would love to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  59. Wow! This is SO lovely! The color is perfect! I have an old vanity, my parents bought it thrifted when I was young and I used it my entire childhood. When I moved out, I left the vanity at their house and was recently thinking of getting out of storage and passing it down to my daughter. Yours is so lovely, I'm inspired to paint mine blue too! :) Thanks for sharing! Best, Michelle

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  60. Beautiful! And uve done an awesome job on it. I cant wait to see the room when ur finished!............ur newest follower, Bonnie

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  61. The black was really pretty but the pale aqua is so beautiful for spring. I'm feeling the lighter brighter vibe too.
    Pam

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  62. How beautiful! I actually liked it before & after. :) Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming vanity. Today is another blog bash, if you haven't already, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  63. That vanity is adorable, I absolutely love old mirror too. Good job.

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  64. Looks perfect! Great job!

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  65. Hi, I just landed here from the Lamb Around Blog Hop. I'm a brand new follower.

    My blog is about art, photography, crafts, quotes and inspiration. I'd love for you to drop by and say hello.

    Bella Vida by Letty

    Have a great weekend.

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  66. Just popped over from Primitive & Proper. So glad I did. You're blog is adorable and I love the color on this vanity. Gorgeous!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  67. beautiful! i love that color! i think that i could be happy doing my makeup there every day!

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  68. I love it! That's such a great color.

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  69. I actually like it when it's black ..

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