I found a Vintage French Provincial Desk or maybe I should call it a vanity.
see why she’s vain?
She’s a beauty now, if I do say so myself.
French Provincial Furniture is my favorite for girly makeovers.
I got her at My Favorite Junk Shop…..where else!
Before I get into the whole makeover story I have something personal to share.
My left eye looks like I’ve been in the ring with a prize fighter……or maybe a bee.
My eyelid is all swollen and it doesn’t feel real great. I’m typing this post with 1½ eyes.
My friends at the eye doctor’s office asked if the hubby did it.
They know us well, or they wouldn’t kid about it.
The doc said I either got something in it that I'm allergic to or something stung me.
Aren’t ya’ll glad I shared all that…..TMI.
Let me put down my ice pack and get serious.
The vanity has a flip up mirror and a place to store makeup.
I bet you didn’t see that coming.
My intention was to paint it a really soft pink.
I mixed together a couple of Valspar samples (love those sample sizes) and I decided that the color was too bright.
I then painted the drawers an off-white with the barest hint of pink.
That still wasn’t working for me so I painted the top and the middle inset between the two drawers in the same color as the drawers.
Still not working….
so I did a white-wash technique over the bright pink color…..now we’re talking.
For the seat I tried several fabrics before I came up with one that would work.
These are two pillowcases from my linen closet.
It worked but I decided the pillowcase looked better if it was turned wrong side out…..the one on the right….a softer look.
I cut the pillowcase to size then stapled it on the seat.
The JTS screwed the top onto the bench bottom for me.
The hardware got a coat of off-white spray paint then a dry-brushing of the lighter pink paint.
I’m in love……what about you?
I’m sharing photos from the Nashville Flea Market tomorrow……and an update on my extreme eye issues.
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Have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.