October 4, 2012

Thrift Store Desk To Vanity Makeover

Remember my $20 thrift store desk I found last week?


 I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it, until I saw this Crate & Barrel LaSalle Black Vanity Desk.

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 at the 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). So, stay tuned!



Also, stay tuned for a closet update soon!


And an update on the side room!


It's really starting to come along!



That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by to check out the new vanity!




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17 comments:

  1. It's perfect! And I'm just jealous of your french doors, plain and simple. I've been waiting for Chris to install my french doors in this house For. ever. Lucky girl!

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    1. Thanks girlfriend! You should have seen them before! They were really dark wood and it took FOREVER to paint them. Seriously. Forever!!!

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  2. oh my goodness - beautiful! I love how it fits the space PERFECTLY!

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  3. NOW that is a makeover! I love that you repurposed so many fun thrifty finds to make that beautiful vanity area!

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  4. That is fantastic! I have a little desk that my grandfather bought me that is just waiting to be a made over vanity!

    I mean... seriously! THANK YOU!!! This is going to be my next project!!!

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  5. Your transformation is stunning and what a beautiful home you have. I love thrifting as well. Stopping by from Hooking Up with HoH.

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  6. All of these projects are so great. I also did a secretary desk that was almost identical to yours! Check it out, would love to know what you think! http://styleoyster.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-diy-secretary-desk-rejuvenation.html

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  7. Your house is beautiful! I love your new vanity!

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  8. Wow! $20? That is amazing and it looks gorgeous. I love the whole room; so light and bright!

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  9. I'm smitten too Virginia! I have a few pieces of furniture to paint too - reading your post has given me the little kick in the pants I need to get it done! Everything in your bedroom looks fabulous :)

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  10. I am inspired to fix up my master bedroom. I have an old desk I was thinking of using for a vanity and now I am going to do it. Your projects are beautiful and your master bedroom is amazing. Thank you for the ideas!

    GeorgieGirl
    South Carolina

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  11. Everything looks fabulous. I have not found the time to peruse your site long enough to find this info if you have posted it previously somewhere , but I love the paint color for the wall behind the painted desk/ vanity. Do you by chance remember the paint color? Great site you have.
    Alsothe desk paint color? hanks :)

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  12. Everything looks fabulous. I have not found the time to peruse your site long enough to find this info if you have posted it previously somewhere , but I love the paint color for the wall behind the painted desk/ vanity. Do you by chance remember the paint color? Great site you have.
    Alsothe desk paint color? hanks :)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful ideas. I can't believe I've never seen your blog before. I found you via pintrest about 2 hours ago and I'm still with you.

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