Cottage Chic Vanity ~ Oh My!

I’ve really been looking forward to the refinishing of this cute little vanity.  I tried something new with this piece and made my own chalk paint.  It turned out beautifully.  I mixed my own colors and came up with a creamy mixture with just a tint of muted yellow.  It would seriously compliment any decor.  I then sanded it down a bit adding a slightly distressed finish.  

 Before & After

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  1. Wow, Judy! You did a great job with the homemade chalk paint! I have yet to try and make my own–I am so close to trying it:) Your vanity is lovely! I would love for you to link it up to my Linky Party going on right now called Rustic Restorations Weekend:)

  2. Thanks for the invite Tammy. I just joined your party and added your button on to my side bar as well as linking my post back to your party! I look forward to seeing what everyone enters this weekend.

  3. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the color! I would flip to find a vanity like this to make over! 🙂 Found you on the Homespun Happenings Party.

    Leanne @

  4. Nice to meet you Leanne. I was pretty much jumping up and down myself to land this piece! As soon as I was finished it SOLD. Actually, a dad picked it up yesterday for his teenage daughter. Very sweet! It went to a happy home. I’ll come visit you too. ~ Judy

  5. Came over from Tammy’s Party. The vanity turned out great. I became a convert to homemade chalk paint several weeks ago when faced with a Formica-topped table. I like the finish the paint gives and of course the distressing is beautiful. Hope that girl knows she has an heirloom!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    • Thanks so much for your kind words Donna. I am a firm believer of chalk paint but it’s even better now that I can save some money by making my own. Thanks for stopping by. From one painter to another ~ Judy

  6. What a sweet table. I love what you’ve done to it! Thank you for your kind comments and for following me, I’m following back!!

  7. Gorgeous transformation! Love the color, and the way you distressed it is just perfect! The black bunny in picture #2 is adorable…I have a thing for bunnies. 🙂

    • Thanks so much. Ya, I like the bunny too. I paid way to much for her back in the day but she has survived all our moves and still welcomes everyone who comes into our home! 🙂

  8. Your vanity turned out so pretty! It’s perfect for a girl’s room. Following you now. ~ Maureen

  9. Well Judy, while we have not officially met, I feel that I know you already! Lynn picked up the red oval tray for me last week so a big thank you there. Good things from good people provide some pretty cool connections and I feel that Ive made one through the purchase. I just learned of chalk paint through a client 2 weeks ago and now I see a very helpful blog by you and linked through you regarding chalk paint. Consider me launched! About to try it this week. Would you help me out a little and explain the wax usage that you refer to? Is it necessary for making a piece functional after applying chalk paint? (complete novice)
    My thanks,
    Elizabeth in Ahwatukee Foothills AZ.

    • Hi Elizabeth, it was so fun chatting with Lynn the other day. Glad you are enjoying your red tray! Ok…so you wanna paint! Yahoo! Chalk paint leaves such a great finish to a piece. You do not need to use wax unless it is highly used like the top of a dining table, coffee table, etc… For this type of item, it is recommended that you apply three coats of wax. I use Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Although it is expensive, it goes a long wax. I also recommend splurging and purchasing one of her wax brushes as well. You can pick these supplies up at Trouve Antiques on Camelback Rd. Hope this helps! Would love to see pics once you’ve completed your project. Just let me know if you have anymore questions! ~ Judy

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