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A Makeup Vanity Transformation Using Chalk Paints

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A Makeup Vanity Transformation Using Chalk Paints

Refinish your old vanity into something elegant and beautiful easily!  A few years ago, I bought a makeup vanity from Raymour & Flanigan. It’s one of my favorite furniture stores in this area. After much abuse from being careless and having a makeup obsession, I decided to give it a makeover!

I’ve refinished a few pieces of furniture before but never used chalk paints on any of them. You can see them here and here. I was excited to see what all the chalk paint hype was all about and figured my battered vanity would be a great place to start. 

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This was the mess that was my lovely vanity. I am so thrilled the way it turned out and I saved loads of money not having to replace it! 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

Here are some of the steps I took to get this look. It’s really an amazing transformation. I love using chalk paints and now they are readily available just about everywhere! 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints. I bought them at Michael’s 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

As you can see, two coats really do the trick! 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

You can easily freehand a lot of the detail work too when you use Chalk Paints. It really makes refinishing so easy! 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

I wanted to add something colorful and fun to the top so I decided to use stenciling. It worked out perfectly! 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

These are the star decals I used. They made such an amazingly different and really added a designer look to my vanity! 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

I thought the bench would be nice in a two-tone which blended all the color elements together nicely. 

A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

And voila! My vanity has been transformed! 

I also changed the hardware which really added some flair. Check out the hardware I used here

 A Vanity Refinishing Adventure

Below, you will find a quick video of the final results. I hope you get to enjoy working with chalk paints too! 

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  1. Wow, what a great before and after transformation, it’s an amazing difference. I especially liked seeing how you did the legs. Fun personal decal on the top is like the icing on the cake. Plus the nice video too.

  2. That is gorgeous and you are so talented! I may have to hire you to do my house one day!

  3. This is just gorgeous. I am so not handy this way so it’s wonderful to see someone do it and do it so well.

  4. Wow you are do talented! I live seeing before and after furniture re-dos! I’ve never attempted to refinish a piece of furniture but it’s something I’d love to do when I own a home someday. What is chalk paint?

  5. I have an OLD vanity in my guest room. You’ve inspired me to make it over. Off to The Artcademy…

  6. I absolutely love the new look of your dressing table. I would have never thought to paint it those colors but they are beautiful.

  7. Hi Karen, thanks so much! That means a lot to me. It just goes to show anyone can do it too…chalk paints are wonderful. I’m not experienced with them at all and I love them! Thanks much for stopping by.

  8. Hi Lisa, oh how exciting! I adore the Artcademy. They have and continue to teach me so many wonderful things. And it’s free! I can’t wait to see your vanity. You will love chalk paints…they are easy to use and the results are fab! Please be sure to show me pics when it’s done! Thanks much! xo

  9. Hi Rachel, thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comment. I can’t tell you how much I loved working with chalk paints. Made an amateur like me look like I knew what I was doing lol. Thanks much and hope to see you again soon!

  10. Hi Jill! Oh chalk paints are the best. You can get them at Michale’s or even Lowes. They are so easy to use and cover most any issue. You don’t need to really do anything except paint! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Let me know if you ever decide to try a project with them. I’d love to see it!

  11. Hi Estelle, thanks much for your lovely comment. It means a lot to me! Working with chalk paints makes refinishing furniture so easy. I hope you get to try it someday. Thanks much for stopping by. :)

  12. Hi Karen, Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I can’t express how much I love using chalk paints. They are so easy and cover most every flaw. The pop of color always makes me happy. Thanks much for stopping by. Always a pleasure hearing from you!

  13. I love it, I had an old dresser once I know now I should have kept it. Thanks for sharing with us @ #wednesdayswisdom.

  14. That is a really nice makeover :) which kinda makes me feel bad because I also have some chairs I would like to transform, but I do procrastinate haha. Anyway, your result makes my creative juices flowing ;)
    A quick question : I am pretty scared of harsh paint smells, I can’t stand them… So what about those chalk paints?

  15. Hi Chris, thanks much for stopping and your lovely comment. Firstly, chalk paints do not have any odor at all. That is one of the main reasons I love them and use them. They are easy to use and cover quickly. Plus, you don’t really have to do any prep work! It’s a win win! If you redo your chairs, please be sure to stop back and share the results. I would love to see them. Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Awesome :) no prep work as well, it sounds even better :) That is not a win win, it is a triple win situation haha.
    yeah, sure will share the results… Thanks again carolann for taking some time to answer me :)

  17. That is an innovative arrangement and a stunning change. I’d truly like to stroll through your home one day!

  18. Wow! That looks like a totally different furniture. And I love how you put those details. Very clever. I just can imagine how much fun you had when you did this. Another one of your artful masterpiece. This is just one of the reasons why I constantly come back here at your site. Love all your ideas and thank you for always sharing.

  19. That is a beautiful vanity transformation. I have never worked with chalk paints but think I will give it a try. I have been wanting to redo some furniture I have for a good while now if I can find the time. Love the red and gray color mixes with your vanity. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Thanks much Christie! I was so happy with the results. Chalk paints are the best! Please be sure to share your project I’d love to see it when you finish it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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