Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shabby chic blue desk/vanity

First let me start by saying that I can't share the before photos of this. The computer I downloaded them onto is doing funky things right now and I can't retrieve the pictures. So, picture dark shiny wood with big ugly chunky knobs. I should also mention that I got it at Salvation Army for $10. The top was pretty scratched up so I gave it a good sanding. Then onto the primer, two coats of paint, and some sanding.....

Here she is all prettied up:

Those of you from CT can vouch that spring still hasn't officially arrived here yet. It has been cold, windy, and rainy. But, some of my daffodils have FINALLY bloomed. I hope that means many flowers will be following suit soon!

Although I am still not completely satisfied, I am finally going to share my family room reveal with you tonight........


  1. Beautifully done Lisa! And I love the reflection of the rest of the room in the mirror.

    Have a great day!

  2. love it!!! that color is awesome. so pretty!

  3. I was picturing whatever it looked liked before just knowing that once it was in your hands it was going to turn out stunning! It's such a lovely shade of blue!!! Is this a keeper?????

    Btw, here in NY it's not spring either....more like fall!!!!!!!!


  4. It is just beautiful!! I said on Monday, I am so done with buying new furniture accessory pieces.
    This is why!! Love it!!

  5. Perfect.... and the daffodils are the exclamation point. Lovely!

  6. $10?!?! that's fantastic!! I wish I had your luck! It looks like a million bucks now!

  7. What a fantastic makeover!!
    It does look like a million bucks!

  8. I'm sending you warm, sunny thoughts from NC, Lisa! After several days of 80+ degree weather, it was in the 50s, rainy and icky today. The sun returns tomorrow and I'll be thankful for it. That was $10 well spent because the dresser looks great in that cornflower blue. And it looks so cheery with the daffodils!

    Take care,

  9. I love the daffodils you have in the glass container. Did you grow them yourself?

    -Zane of ontario honey