Hello, lovelies!! I am so glad to be home from my trip, but it was a lot of fun and I learned a ton! This conference was geared more towards all the no-fun back-end aspects of the blog that y’all won’t ever see, but it was super informative. The best part of all though was getting to hang out with two of my Furniture Fixer Upper pals, Kathy from Petticoat JUNKtion and Denise from Salvaged Inspirations:
I met Kathy years ago at one of the Haven conferences we attended and she is such a hoot! Denise lives in Canada and it was so nice to finally hug her in person. She is just as delightful in person as she is on her blog.
The conference was in Austin. What a cool city!
I had THE BEST tacos I’ve ever eaten in my life! Shout out to Torchy’s Tacos!
My blogging bestie, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule, was supposed to go too…she is always my roomie on these trips, but she came down with a fever and chills just hours before we were set to leave. She was SO bummed and so was I. She was dearly missed for sure!
Okay so let’s get to it!
I had planned to come home and finish the shelf I teased on Thursday, but I slacked off instead and didn’t get it done. I decided I’d rather hang out with my boys who missed their Mama and recharge.
So today I’m bringing out an old favorite; this dressing table that I found at Habitat Restore several years ago:
It was originally $150 dollars, but all furniture was 50% off that day, so I got it for $75.
I love this makeover because I was able to marry it to this mirror I found at Goodwill for only $4.25:
It wasn’t exactly living its best life covered in that awful brown paint, and it had been taking up space in our garage for months, so I was so happy to get it out of there!
Anyone remember this one so far?
I had planned to leave the top stained, but after I sanded it down, conditioned it, and a coat of stain, it looked awful:
It looked like maybe this piece had once had a veneer top that had been removed because this was not the gorgeous wood top I was expecting. It looked like a pieced-together version that you would find under the veneer. It made more sense why this piece had a faux stained paint job before.
So I went ahead and painted the whole shebang:
Ahh… I love the shabby all-white look of it. If it looks familiar, this pretty piece is one of my header images! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
This mirror looks like it was always here right?
When I found the mirror, I thought that I could take the mirror off the harp and use the frame for a chalkboard, but luckily it made a perfect mate for this dressing table!
I distressed this one a bit more than usual using my orbital sander. I really like this look for this piece. I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear wax. I am so glad I found an alternative to wax. Waxing is a lot of work! I love DB’s Clear Coat in Satin now. Applying it with a sponge is such a breeze!
I kept the original hardware, just sprayed it with Rustoleum’s Blossom White. The drawers were really marked up on the bottom and up the sides, so I lined them using scrapbook paper and matte Mod Podge.
This sweet piece didn’t last long in my shop at all. I think it sold for around $250.
You can visit my furniture chalk painting tutorial HERE.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover, even though it’s a replay! I have over 500 makeovers and it’s a shame most of them only get seen once!
If you’re in the mood for even more furniture inspiration, you can visit lots of my oldies here:
I’m getting together with my furniture fixer upper girls on Thursday, and I’ll be sharing what I did with these twin headboards:
UPDATE! See how I gave these headboards a whole new look HERE now!!
Then I’ll be back with that shelf next week! 🙂
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