September 26, 2014

DIY: Painting Vanity Table

{before and after}


Hi Guys. I haven't done a DIY for so long! Alas here is my latest project. I've been wanting a new vanity table for a while now, but haven't been able to find one I like for the price I want. Furniture shopping can be quite expensive.

Luckly I found this table on Kijiji a few weeks back. Kijiji is exactly like Craigslist except Craigslist is as shady as shit. While I was on Craigslist I came across multiple ads of women selling their used underwear for $20 each. Egad! I felt a pink eye coming just looking at the ad.

Alas all was good. I got my table after some haggling for $20. Solid wood and minor scratches! It was a good day.

On the left is the picture posted on Kijiji by the seller and on the right is my final product.

Here's how I did it:

You will need:
Sand paper, paint, primer, new drawer knob, a good paintbrush. All of which I bought at Home Depot.

Steps:
Step 1. Sand down the shiny varnish with sand paper.
Step 2. Prime it.
Step 3. Paint it. Tip: use a roller to avoid brush strokes.
Step 4: Wax it to protect the paint (optional).
Step 5: Change the knob (optional).


Final Look:
And here are some pictures of the final product. Not bad for a $20 table. Hope you like it!


20 comments:

  1. SO cool, you did a great job!

    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow! The finished table looks so good! I especially like the knob detail!
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes

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  3. Ooooh love this update! Nothing like a new coat of paint to spice things up. I'm inspired to paint my furniture now!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  4. I love white furniture (even thought I don't have any myself... I want to buy some white furniture thought!)

    You did a fantastic job!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  5. Looks great! I've been meaning to do the same for my room.

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  6. It's beautiful... I love redoing furniture... I currently have a dresser I want to do before I move next summer. Once I complete it... I'll let you know... you did a fantastic job on this piece ♡


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  7. Well done with the vanity table! Kijiji is waaay less shady than Craigslist for sure, and I wish it was more popular for Vancouver. I used it all the time to find cheapo furniture when I was living in Halifax though.
    Changing the knob was a nice touch. :)

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  8. Your vanity looks so clean and organised, I can't even enough what mine will look like if I get one... or had to paint one...

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  9. it turned out amazing!! you are so great with DIY's!

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  10. It looks so good! You would never guess that you got it for $20 only.

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  11. Wow great job! Love the new love and life you have given to it. Wish I was as crafty as you.

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  12. wow that is amazing!!! sanding the edges must've been difficult but the end result is beautiful

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  13. This looks amazing - I have a desk just like this that I will be trying it out with!

    www.englishgirlturningparisian.wordpress.com

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  14. I completely agree with you that Craiglist is shady, will check put Kejiji. Love what you did with the table, it's lovely!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  15. first of all, I love the name of your blog. Too cute! Also i totally know the accomplished feeling of doing a desk like this on your own. I build one from Ikea last year and it was so hard, but I was so proud.

    I'd love it if you could check out my blog as well: http://afashionneverland.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  16. super love your vanity table! the idea of changing the knob is really great too. the new crystal knob makes it look more girly and classy :D

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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