Hi beautiful friends, and welcome to the first day of August! Where did July go??
I’m really enjoying my little break this week. Luckily I have a ton of content that gets shared once only to be buried in my project gallery, so this is a great time to reshare a few of those old favorites. Today I’m pulling out an oldie from 2015!
But first, I am pleased to announce that I finally have a winner for my latest CRAFT JUNK giveaway! My first winner did not respond, so I had to draw again when I got back yesterday. Congratulations to the winner from Belle Fourche, SD! She has already been notified and her package is on the way! I’ll do another giveaway in the Fall. 🙂
Today I’m resharing this dressing table that I picked up at an estate sale for $25:
Ooh, nice. No, it really wasn’t was it? I’m not sure I would pay $25 for it now because I’m so cheap, but I probably needed inventory at the time.
A little French Linen chalk paint by Annie Sloan helped to bring this cutie back to life…
So much better!
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I picked the chair up on this lucky day when I was playing hooky from my Mom’s bedroom set makeover and stopped by a few of my favorite thrift stores:
Can you find it in there?
I really only picked it up because it was only $5 and I figured I could use the spindles for something. It was very petite…which was the perfect size for this petite dressing table!
Funny how that worked out. It now looks like a perfectly matched set.
To paint the chair, I used my favorite white spray paint to paint all but the seat. I probably used Behr’s Ultra Pure White made into DIY chalk paint to paint the base of the table. Today I would have done the same with the chair, but used Cotton for the table.
I decided to paint just the top of the table and the seat of the chair in the French Linen…
A good match to this color in Dixie Belle is Driftwood. I love it even more mixed with a little Cotton. Today I would have sealed with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in satin or Gator Hide if I wanted super durable protection for the top.
And I’m not missing the sponge-painted stars at all, are you?
I found these pretty knobs at HomeGoods:
Have you ever sponge-painted anything? My old roommate and I sponge painted our bathroom twenty-five years ago and we thought it was gorgeous!
The inside of this table had yellowed a bit with age:
I sprayed it before starting on the rest with a couple of coats of white spray paint…
Good as new! I usually line the inside of drawers when I make over a piece, but I figured this would probably get all gunked up with makeup, and this plain painted surface would be easier to clean.
And how about the rest of the inside?
I spotted this mirror at a thrift store for $4. The original mirror was broken off and was rectangular, but this one worked out perfectly. I attached it with mirror adhesive and added the silver flowery doodads for a little extra support.
This little starry-sponge-painted dressing table got a little more sophisticated!
This would work perfectly in a coastal-inspired bedroom, a shabby chic bedroom, or anything in between!
Was this one you had seen before? I forgot all about this one, but I just love this subtle color combo.
Have an amazing weekend and I’ll see y’all on Tuesday with this headboard:
UPDATE: See how I repurposed this $5 thrift store find HERE now!
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