Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vanity Stool and Mirror Makeover

Add a pinch of pink to the recipe and you have a soft and romantic dressing table.

I found this stool and mirror at my favorite resale shop last fall. Under twenty dollars for the pair.  (more on that screen later)

I painted the stool creamy white, and recovered the seat.  This is what the seat looked like when I took the top layer off.

It was in pretty bad shape, very dirty, and a bit smelly.  So I stripped it down to the board and added a new piece of upholstery foam.

For me, the best part of the project was this beautiful vintage-look fabric.

And I couldn't resist painting the mirror my favorite shade of pink-Glidden pink ballet slipper.


And after.

I'm planning on adding lamps with ruffled shades (I think) and a few vintage accessories that I have yet to find.

So there  you have it -  my first completed project since before Thanksgiving.  It feels  good to be back in "project mode".  Thanks for sharing it with me.

Go visit all the parties I'll be joining.  You can find the list on my sidebar.

Until the next project,



  1. Gorgeous! Really love this post

  2. This is beautiful You are one talented lady and I love your projects! Can't wait to hear more from you.

    I am hosting if a giveaway if you would like to come by.


  3. What sweet details! Everything turned out beautiful.Love the pink and the fabrics. I think magazine worthy!

  4. Oh, did did a great job on these pieces! Love the pretty fabric you chose too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. they turned out beautiful... very charming

  6. I agree, so nice to be in project mode again! I really love what you did with both these pieces. Perfectly shabby chic!

  7. Both your pieces are wonderful and it sounds like you got a great deal. I would have freaked out at dealing with that nasty padding, but the finished bench is my favorite part of your project.

  8. It went really pretty:)
    have a nice day

  9. Condiviso il rosa,dà un tocco romantico e crea delicate atmosfere,anch'io lo amo.Saluti,Rosetta di theromanticrose

  10. Beautiful transformation. specially I love chair... it looks so feminine... very lovely
    Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for me sure you will enjoy

  11. Hi Janet ~ what a beautiful makeover! Pink seems to be disappearing from my nest but I sure to love looking at beautiful pieces like this!!

  12. I firmly believe PINK was invented to keep us girls forever smiling!! :) Yes, go with the ruffled shades......

  13. Beautiful!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs, Katherine

  14. All so pretty but that pink floral fabric has stolen my heart!

  15. Just beautiful! Can't wait to hear about that wonderful dressing screen as well.

  16. I went through your blog and I am in love. Your house should be in a magazine. Love it!

  17. Great job, it looks gorgeous, so beautiful:-)
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  18. What great transformations! Love the pink mirror and the fabric you used for the vanity chair!


  19. very pretty! love the pink paint color and the fabric! they both turned out divine!

  20. I love the beautiful makeover! The pink mirror and the floral fabric are so lovely. I enjoyed visiting your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  21. I love the transformation of your small chair! I am inspired to try some furniture painting myself! Linda

  22. What a beautiful makeover and great finds. I love the pink mirror. Hope you have a great day, Vicky

  23. Loved your bench and mirror. You should be in Romantic Homes. I am painting a vanity and a vanity bench pale pink now and am also upholestering it in an old vinatge tablecloth with roses. Have added you to my Favorites on the blogs. Keep up the good work and hopefully I will see your things in a good magazine. Until then will keep checking out your ideas. Thanks.

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