Sunday, April 28, 2013

No Mirror? No Problem

I recently found a cute little antique vanity that was missing a mirror. That was okay with me because I had other plans for it. Here it is with the missing mirror.
[Warning, lots of pics ahead]

It is replacing the piece below which I felt was't right for this area.
It went to another area of the house, dang, it seems like I change furniture more often than underwear, ahem, just kidding.

Originally the mirror frame area was much taller, about twice as high, sorry no before pic. In the next picture you can see where we cut it down right above the side curve areas. DH also had to add the little curved part that was missing on the right side, he's so talented :) I'll be touching all of that up so hopefully it won't show.

This piece is in my dining room so I thought revising the frame part would make it look less like a vanity and more like, well.....a cute little piece of furniture. 
So anyway, I had my DH cut a piece of beadboard to fit inside where the mirror would normally go and I added a pretty basket of flowers applique.

I painted it all with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Linen.

I added some glazing to give definition to the basket of flowers but it just looked muddied instead, so I just went with the all linen look.

I added these pretty glass knobs from Hobby Lobby.

Then I just duct taped the insert in place (dang I love that stuff)  and here's the final look.

I love putting appliques on furniture, you can make it 'all yours' by doing that.

 This little iron birdie is waiting for the 'bookworm' I think.
I love these two little birdies, the basket is wire and so cute.

Yep, I think I like it. This little vanity repurpose also has wheels, you can kind of see the one on the back leg.
The coffee filter wreath which I made a year or so ago will get a special treatment too. So stay tuned for that.

 My wonderful Eulalie (Miss Mustard Seed named her's Eulalie so I'm goin' with it)  Cow Picture (God Bless Cindy for her wonderful talent) got a new home on a larger wall and that wall is getting some love too next week. Eulalie was just too grand to be squeezed onto this small wall, she said she needed to spread out a bit!

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  1. I love the little transformed vanity! What a great idea to add the beadboard and the applique just sets it off so nicely! I love the vignettes you created on it as well...nice job!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. Divine redo! Every little detail is perfect. I'd love to have that piece in my home!

  3. Very Nice Repurposing! Attention to details...that's always a winner. I've looked for a piece like this...good to see it here! Have a lovely Sunday...
    Loretta XO

  4. Looks great!! I love the addition of the beadboard. You have some great ideas!

  5. New to your blog. Love your home and the vanity is perfect. My hubby and I are originally from Alabama now exiled to the Pacific Northwest. I really enjoy bloggers from my home state.
    Keep the creativity going and ROLL TIDE!!

  6. Just as cute as can be. Such a good idea to add the beadboard piece.
    I have a little dresser much like this one...with 3 mirrors. :)
    Over from Cozy ....

  7. I love this project!! The beadboard adds such a nice touch as well as that applique. Great job. Can't wait to see what you do with the wreath.


  8. That's so clever with the little vanity! You come up with the best ideas! I love the the soft white beadboard and applique with the natural wood color of the vanity, a perfect color combination! And thanks for saying such sweet things about "Eulalie", she does look so pretty in your house...


  9. Teresa - You did any awesome job with that vanity. Love the way you used the beadboard and the applique. Great job!


  10. This is a beautiful re-do. I love what you have done. Also, the name of your blog is so creative. I had a hard time naming mine . . . it is like, all the good names are taken. I am your newest follower, and I think I'm going to like it here. Bravo on your creativity :)
    Let me take this opportunity to invite you to visit and hopefully to follow me back.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

  11. Hi Teresa, thank you for the sweet comment that you left on my blog and I agree . . . it is the very same in my neighborhood. Except that the houses do look alike, but some people do not take pride in their homes. Just a little paint and keeping the lawns watered and weeded, make sooooooooooooo much difference. Thank you for following me back and Welcome, to crafty home cottage :)

  12. What a great transformation! You did an really great job - love the beadboard and applique!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. I didn't know about this kind of applique, I've always associated it with sewing fabrics, so this was all new to me. Can't wait to see what you link up next time!

  14. What a great transformation! The little panel is just darling (yay, duct tape!)and I love your birds, too :)

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  15. Very pretty piece, Teresa! What a creative way to deal with the missing mirror, too. I love those appliques. In fact, I'm off to Hobby Lobby today to get a few for a project I'm working on and to have some on hand.

  16. Teresa, this post has been featured at The Creative HomeAcre Hop. We hope you join us again!


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