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How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

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How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

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No, don’t! Don’t throw away your old furniture – bring them back into your life by restoring them with chalk paints! I’m going to show you How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic!I am so excited to be a part of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest! This is my first entry, and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful event! 

This month’s contest is being sponsored by Pure & Original paints and the theme for the month of April is Pure Colors, Original Elegance.  Pure & Original is a luxury brand of paint imported from the Netherlands.  The paint is made from minerals, chalk, and water and is environmentally friendly. and has little to no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and it doesn’t need to be sealed for indoor or outdoor use.

They are hand-made high-quality lime paints, chalk-based paints, and Marrakech wall paints, inspired by nature, made with a passion for colors, and respect for the environment.

Pure & Original paints provide stunning finishes in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and on furniture.

In exchange for this post, I received two free quarts of Pure & Original Classico paint.  All of the opinions and experiences are reflected in this post and are my own. This post contains an affiliate link which means if you click on the link I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. 

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

I chose paint colors that would reflect the overall glam look I had in mind.

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic
I’ve tried so many chalk paints and this paint was amazing! The coverage was spot-on and the colors – stunning! 

So, here’s a little backstory about the piece I chose to restore. I’ve owned this vanity for almost twenty years. I purchased it as an antique, so I can only imagine how old it is now. I decided to give it to my daughter a few years ago as I bought a new vanity and was excited to pass it along to her.

Unfortunately, this is what she did to it. Don’t judge her lol. She ended up using it for crafting projects and that’s how it ended up looking like this!  

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With a lot of prep work. I was able to keep motivated when I revealed the reason I loved this vanity in the first place! 

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

This vanity was beautiful in its day and I knew with some TLC and some of the best chalk paints on the market, I could bring it back into my life once again! 

It was a challenge no doubt. With some nails, power tools, paint in hand, and some inspiration – this is how it turned out! I also used a wax glaze over it to ensure I don’t damage the finish with all the makeup use every day. Even though you don’t have to use a glaze over it – I decided to. 

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

I’m so excited to have this vanity back in my life again. I love having so many drawers for all of my makeup! I love the decorative knobs I purchased. I think they really add a nice pop of color too! 

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

I also love the colors I chose. The gold beams against the black truffle! 

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

This vanity was beautiful in its day and I knew with some TLC and some of the best chalk paints on the market, I could bring it back into my life once again! 

I love staging photos but this is how it really looks after all of my makeup is at home and my things are in place. 

No shame here! This is my makeup obsession after all! 

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

How To Restore Your Furniture From Tragic To Magic

What a huge difference these pops of color make in my bedroom. I can’t express how much I love this vanity once again! 

Be sure to give some love to the hosts below! 

My tribemates also entered this contest and created some incredible work! Be sure to check them out below! 

Be sure to check out this beautiful dresser restoration from Michelle James Designs – Restore Your Furniture Back to Fabulous!

Anj created a masterpiece too! Be sure to check her work out too! 

Heather transformed her desk into something magical! Be sure to get inspired by her work! 

Be sure to check out what Sue from Housekaboodle did to her antique table

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61 Comments

  1. I adore this vanity Carolann! So glad you saved it and made it beautiful again. The colors you used accent each other wonderful. This paint is fantastic too. Great product sure does make a restoration piece shine! Thanks for sharing it with all of us, you did an incredible job.

  2. What beautiful,vanity makeover. I hardly recognized it from the before picture. The color combo is just lovely. You have quite an eye for furniture refinishing … Thanks so much for linking to Friday’s Furniture Fix …We are so thrilled to have you link up. Sharing out on IG and FB… Tomorrow. XOXO. SUSIE from The Chelsea Project

  3. Wow and Wow this an amazing transformation The vanity looks so lovely!! The Pure & Original colors that you picked are stunning and classic. I like the combo and hardware you used on your beautiful vanity. Good luck in the contest!

  4. This is gorgeous. The black and gold are so pretty and it looks so nice in your space. It really was scratched up a bit. I know how hard crafting is on furniture. It is truly magic what you did!

  5. This is stunning! I can’t believe it is the same vanity. You did a wonderful job and I love the colors you chose. I hope you link this to my party tomorrow and on Thursday. I know many who would enjoy seeing this and learning how you did it.

  6. It looks amazing – I am so impressed with what some time, effort, talent and chalk paint can achieve. I’m also glad you showed the insides of the drawers because I wanted to see how you used them to store everything and they are indeed perfect for makeup! Leanne @ cresting the hill

  7. Looks great! A lot of work but your results are worth the efforts. Thanks for this info on a paint line I was not familiar with at all!

  8. OMG, I am speechless. Your before and after is something to be so proud of Carolann. Seeing the old vanity and how it is now gives so much inspiration. Your beautiful black and gold vanity is very classy and elegant.

  9. WOW! Unbelievable transformation! I always admire people who can do things like this. The results are truly astonishing. The paint is fantastic.

  10. First off, I absolutely love the title! You did an A-MAZING job! I can’t believe it went from that mess to what is now a beautifully useful piece. Loved it. Pinned and shared

  11. I am in luff with this stunning transformation. You did a fabulous job on this vanity and I love the real life peak at in in use. You have given a new life to this piece.

  12. HI Susie! Thank you so much for your lovely compliments. I am so thrilled to have this vanity back in my life once again. The paint made it all happen! It’s the best I’ve ever used. I can’t wait to restore my other pieces soon soon! Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks again!
    Carolann XO

  13. thanks so much Connie. You will love refinishing that bedroom. I can’t wait to see it. It’s so inspiring to refinish old furniture. Have a wonderful rest of the week!
    Carolann

  14. Hi Leanne, I’m thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again! As much as I love stages photos, I also like being honest and showing folks how things really look behind the scenes lol. Have a great rest of the week!

  15. Hi Pia, I can’t tell you how much I love these chalk paints. I’m so thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again. Thanks much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  16. Thanks so much Sue! Your kind words mean so much to me! I’m so thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again. Thanks much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  17. Thanks so much Tam! Yes, it took me two days to recover from all the hard work! I’m so thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again. Thanks much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  18. Thanks so much Rena, your kind words mean so much to me! I’m so glad you liked the title. You know how challenging it is to create one that’s interesting lol. I’m so thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again. Thanks much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  19. Thanks so much Anj! Your kind words mean so much to me! I’m so thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again. Thanks much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  20. What a lovely true black, I really like the color contrasts on this piece, and no judging here on the condition of that desk, my daughter did the same thing to hers lol, I just have to get her a more suitable replacement before I tackle that one.

  21. Beautiful re-do! When I saw that vanity, I immediately thought “desk” because I love desks. I love refinishing furniture, it is so gratifying. I also love that something once loved has a new life.

  22. Hi Brenda, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your kind words. I’m so thrilled to have that vanity back in my life again. I had to laugh because my daughter told me the other day to thank her for ruining the desk lol. She said see ma, you would have never created such a masterpiece if it weren’t for me lol. Kids lol. I can’t wait to see how you restore her old desk! It’s always such an exciting challenge. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back again soon!
    Carolann

  23. Hi Michele, Yes! I was thinking of using as a desk too but I really love all of the drawers for my makeup. I’m so happy that’s back in my life again and am enjoying it daily. Thanks so very much for stopping by and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again soon!
    Carolann

  24. Thanks so much Grace! I’m so thrilled to have this vanity back in my life again. I really appreciate you stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. Thanks so much Sue! I’m so glad to have this vanity back in my life again. This goes to show you can restore just about anything…even if your kids ruined it lol. Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by!
    Carolann

  26. thanks so much Val! You made my day! I am so happy to have that vanity in my life again. I love your blog! I’m on there now doing some reading. I’ll be commenting too. Thanks again and have a great week! Oh, followed you on social media too!
    Carolann

  27. I can see why you fell in love with your “new” vanity. Great job!

  28. Hi Cynthia, thanks so much! Yes, I’m so glad to have this vanity back in my life again. You made my day with your lovely compliment! Have a wonderful rest of the week and hope to see you again soon!
    Carolann

  29. Hi Carolann,
    What an engaged community you have. Congratulations!
    Your photos really showcase what a great job you did refinishing the table. Thanks for bringing this to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  30. What an Awesome Makeover for a Makeup Vanity …I just love it ….Fantastic Job …the colors are so pretty ….I couldn’t find the link you said to click on though but your Vanity is so dang BEAUTIFUL !!!!also where can you buy those paints at ? I don’t use Twitter sorry .

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