Girl’s Vanity set from an Antique Side Table

Hello amazing Friends! I have a fun little makeover for ya’ll today! Are you up for something fun??

I spied this little antique side table at the thrift store a couple of months ago for $15:

I should have taken a picture of a soda can next to it so you can see how petite it is. It really can’t function well as a side table because it is just too small but I did like the shape of it. However, I decided to pass on it.

A month later, I stopped in the same thrift store and it was still there, marked down to $3.98!

Ok you got me…and in the cart it went. I decided it could be cute as a bedside table for a little girl’s room if nothing else.

Then about two weeks ago I spied this little cutie at another thrift store for $5:

Are you thinking what I’m thinking??

Were you thinking to turn it into the cutest little vanity set ever??

Then you guessed right…

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

I mean seriously…cute, right?

I had Brennan sit at it to test the height of the stool with the table and it was perfect. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

I could just picture a sweet little girl sitting here coloring, or drawing her next masterpiece. And when she is too big for the set, the table can still function as a bedside table.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

This is another new color I picked out. It is Taffy Twist by Behr that I made into DIY Chalk Paint. I love this color!

The stool had a hole in the side that looked like it belonged to a handle that was once attached to the top. I filled it with a wood dowel, cut to fit the hole, and used Elmer’s Wood Glue to secure it in place. Then I filled the remainder of the hole with DAP Plastic Wood wood filler. (For some reason my Home Depot no longer sells Elmer’s Wood filler, but this works exactly the same.)

As you can see I sanded it smooth once the wood filler was completely dry.

I spray primed both pieces with Zinsser Bulls Eye spray primer since they were so dark, to hopefully save me from having to paint several coats. Two coats of paint did the trick. Instead of sanding to show the dark wood through the edges this time, I decided to dry brush the edges and across the top with Ultra Pure White DIY chalk paint.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

The stencil I used came from the set I used on this folding screen I shared recently.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

I used Loctite spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place. Then I used a small brush to fill in the stencil. I did two coats with DIY Ultra White Chalk Paint.

When it was dry I sanded the stencil smooth with 220 grit sand paper.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

I sealed with Polycrylic this time so this little set could take some abuse.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

This is the little pitcher I bought a few weeks back that I showed ya’ll when I shared this Wooden Box:

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool.

Perfectly petite for this little table.

Little girl's vanity set from an antique side table and stool, painted in Taffy Twist by Behr.

I told ya’ll this was a fun makeover!

I just dropped this off at my booth on Friday. I was pretty much cleared out of furniture in January so I have a lot of painting to do!

This hutch should help:

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with it. 🙂

UPDATE: No need to wait…see how I updated this hutch HERE now!



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  1. Mary Kaiser says

    Oh the sweetest little set! You are amazing. Oh my I can’t wait for Thursday. I love that hutch and I have been looking for one, that one is so perfect. SO jealous about your great finds.

    • Aww thank you so much, Mary! You are always so sweet to me! The hutch turned out so pretty…can’t wait to share. See ya Thursday! XOXO

  2. That is the sweetest thing ever. I was so surprised when I scrolled down and saw pink. Such a pretty pink and the stencil was perfect where you placed it. Some little girl is going to be so lucky and bet it sells in your booth quickly. Can’t wait until Thursday to see what you do with the hutch.

    • Thanks, Janice! I went shopping for a couple of new colors and this is one of them…I love it too! See ya Thursday! XOXO

  3. If I lived closer this would be coming home with me for my grandgirls! how precious is this ! love your work.

  4. Christina in FL says

    Oh Christy, some little girl is going to be giddy happy with this cute set. 🙂 Lovely finds and perfect makeover. 🙂 Rockin’ it as always !!

  5. Tina Matteson says

    I love all your makeovers and this one is a very cute change from your usual looks! Hopefully it will sell right away!

  6. I love this! Great idea and well done. This will make a sweet little girl very happy.

  7. Oh how cute!! The color and the stenciling are just perfect. Some little girl is going to be thrilled to get that set.

  8. You’ve done a wonderful job updating and refurbishing your pieces. I love the little pink table and stool, the tool box tote, and that dresser done in sparkling white with the gold-tone handles. Excellent job! Keep on inspiring us readers.

  9. This is absolutely adorable.

  10. Isn’t that just the cutest makeover Christy, perfect color choice too! Love it.

  11. Susan Williams says

    Really pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow , that certainly is cute! Great job! Would love to come across something like this to alter for my granddaughter!

    • Thanks so much, Deb! I have only boys, so I am hoping for a granddaughter or two (or more!) some day! XO

  13. Christy, so sweet I have a toothache! I love your vision for revision!

  14. Marcie Lovett says

    No, it never would occur to me to put those two together and create such a fabulous little set! Brilliant and adorable. The addition of the stencil makes it even sweeter.

  15. chris aka monkey says

    oh my word we have little boys but if we had a girl, this is beyond cute xx

  16. That is beautiful! Hope you sold it as a set.

  17. Christy, I love this so much. I’m doing a tray in pink for my granddaughter with milk paint not liking this so much I should of spray it, it’s too transparent.

  18. That pink table is adorable. Great tutorial too, Thanks, Sandi

  19. Oh my…sweeter than sweet…and love the price(!)

  20. Aww, it’s precious! Pretty shade of pink, too! That little stool just completes it with its shapes reminiscent of toddler toys.

  21. That is absolutely gorgeous! I can picture a little girl so enjoying it! Bet it sells fast!!

  22. Soooo cute!! Love the color and some little girl will love it too!

  23. Christy, this is absolutely adorable! Any little girl will just be tickled pink when this becomes theirs. Pinning and sharing 🙂

    • Thank you, Marie! This was really fun for me since I have boys..I love that a sweet little girl will get to enjoy this! XOXO

  24. Kathie Gates says

    So darling! As a young girl, I would have loved having a mirror attached to the table. I loved trying on jewelry and hats. Make-up too, when I could get my hands on it. It is wonderful the way it is. Just reminiscing today.

    • Thank you, Kathie! I was just the same…loved makeup and jewelry! I did try to find a mirror to go with it, but nothing petite enough…that would have been so cute! XO

  25. Christy, that is so adorable, I would have loved to have one just like that for my granddaughter when she was little, she would have loved it.

  26. SO adorable! Love the pink color! Looks like it might have a touch of peach? (In the ‘old days’ (the 80’s) we called it Salmon).

  27. Super cute! I would have loved to say at that table as a little girl.

  28. It’s adorable, love the color!

  29. You amaze, Girlfriend!!! Just adorable!!! Love the pink!!!
    XXOO Addie

  30. Annie (Canada) says

    I know I commented on IG but this is sooo cute!! I just love the little stool.

  31. Char Fisher says

    That pink paint on the vanity set is absolutely beautiful and you did a marvelous job on it. Love the stenciling also. Great job!