Well, he got a BIG makeover!!! I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with him, until I saw this Crate & Barrel LaSalle Black Vanity Desk (which costs $2000, might I add!!).
My little thrift store desk was a similar size to Mr. LaSalle, and I instantly knew what I had to do.
Check out my little guy's new look!
He's so sassy now.
And I'm smitten. When I first spotted this desk in the thrift store, a lightbulb appeared in my brain. I knew EXACTLY what I could do with a desk this size....make a bigger, better vanity than the one I was currently using. Just to jog your memory, here's the last vanity I was using. It was cute, but ultimately just too small!
Teeny weeny vanity, I RELEASE YOU!
Now you can see how much better my upgraded version is! I made a few changes, too. I moved the whole vanity setup to a different wall (over closer to the bathroom door, which was a bigger wall) and then I also added a few other favorite ugrades!!
I found a GIANT old wooden mirror (again at a thrift store!!) and painted it Sherwin Williams Sea Salt blue (same color as bathroom). I added another one of my ribbon-trimmed drum shade lamps. Then, I also decided to bring my favorite thrift store chair makeover into the mix! It's so much comfier than my little dinky stool I was using. All combined, my 8 million thrift store creations make one AWESOME vanity/dressing table!!!
I will go into great detail about how I transformed this desk in my next post (since it was a slight-debacle-that-took-3-days-but-ended-up-perfect), but for now, I'll give you the cliffnotes: I painted it a high-gloss black and upgraded the hardware to a sleek brushed nickel pull from Home Depot.
I'm seriously in love.
Oh, and in case you're wondering...I keep my hair dryer, straightener, LA Looks Hair Gel, etc. in the drawers, and the I put my makeup in that small glass hurricane that is sitting on top of the desk. I just think it's purdier that way!
So, that's my latest thrift store transformation. It was pretty basic, but I think it turned out really special.
And now...for those of you who are new to the blog, I'll give you a quick peek around the rest of the room (as it looks today) so that you can see how great this new vanity complements the whole bedroom!
Here's the bed area with DIY dropcloth upholstered headboard.
and then the painted thrift store dresser with salvage store (spray painted) mirror:
and here's turning towards the once-wood-paneled-extra-room (with a peek into my newly organized closet...post coming soon!):
I've actually been working on this room a little. It's not done yet, but as of today, I've reupholstered the stool to match the vanity chair and added a few tidbits I scored during my last thrift store trip.
I still have to add curtains and possibly a rug, but...alas.
and then back around to the new guy!
I hope you enjoyed the latest thrift store adventure!!
'Til next time!
(to read the great desk debacle go here)
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