Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Waterfall Vanity Makeover

In honor of my favorite high school tune, "Waterfalls" by TLC, I'm bringing a little TLC to this waterfall vanity.  

Typically when I find furniture for a great price, there is something that needs to be hammered, wood glued, or tightened.  Not this time...  The only thing that this piece needed was a fresh new look and an "in your face" attitude.

The quote on top of the mirror was a little soft for Left-Eye.  In an attempt to add a little gangsta flair, that was the first thing I scraped off.  Although, she probably would have been happy with...

"Dreams are hopeless aspirations 
In hopes of comin' true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you" 

Now you are going to be singing that song all day!!!  Sorry....

Through further inspection, the similarities continue.  If you look closely, you'll see two different knobs...  I think I like the left one better... Imagine that!  I wonder what Lisa would think.... 

In order to "stick to the rivers and the lakes that I'm used to" I started this makeover with a nice sand-job.  Pretty easy and painless.

I painted the entire piece white.  This seemed a little too boring so I went over the drawer fronts with a turquoise color.

The biggest pain was covering the round mirror with rectangular pieces of tape. 

After the paint dried, I roughed up the edges and added a furniture wax. 

"Three letters took her to her final resting place..."  DIY! 

I really like how the drawers turned out.  I went a little crazy with the sander, but I think that it paid off!

Mr. Dump wanted to join the photo shoot.  Even he couldn't keep his eyes off her!

Happy Junkin'!



  1. "I seen a rainbow yesterday...." but it wasn't as pretty as this vanity!!!! I know, corny. But I love it! And I adore that song! I always admired how you knew all the words to that complicated, monologue-style part in the middle. You've always been a talented gal, in so many ways!

  2. Wow! You work fast, great work! Thanks for linking up at Frugal Treasures Tuesday! : )

  3. I loved dresser both ways...Guessing I am in grandma state of mind....Hoping this one finds a new home soon.

  4. Amazing transformation! I use to have a vanity similar to the one above. Boy would I love to still have it now. I would love for you to link up to my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/06/live-show-me-what-you-got-tuesdays.html

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. so pretty! i love that last photo- too funny!

  6. VERY pretty...I love that last pic too! LOL!

  7. Love it! Visiting from Whatever Goes Wednesdays.

  8. I LOVE this!! Hope you can link it up at my trendy tuesday!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

  9. What a wonderful rebirth...LOVE IT!!! Hope you get a chance to visit my little side of the Internet at feelLOVDeveryday! LOVD tidings,

  10. What a great transformation! i love the white and blue contrast! Hope you have a great week! Come visit me and enter my giveaway going on.

  11. Beautiful job. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thank you so much for sharing with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". You did a really great job. Hope you link again this Wednesday.
      Debi Bolocofsky

  12. What a transformation! Turned out very nice. Love the first picture with the way the mirror shows the trees, kinda like there's no mirror there at all. Visiting from Time Travel Thursday,(on Wednesday--Time Traveling, get it..lol)

  13. Keep chasing all those waterfall dressers, because this one turned out awesome.


  14. So,so pretty! I wished I could make something like that work as an entry table but I don't think I have enough room! I can dream though! Great job!

  15. This is the cutest and coziest transformation you make! You did a super job, and I love it! :)
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  16. Very cool little vanity, love that blue!

  17. I love a round mirror and you did this one proud.

  18. This is just the cutest transformation! So happy it was dumped and discovered by you!

    Thank you so very much for participating in Potpourri Friday!

  19. I love the transformation--great carved details on this piece! Thanks for linking up.

  20. What a great makeover! I love how you distressed the drawers! What a great piece of furniture! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!!!

  21. Great makeover. I love to see it when something old and being forgotten is give a new lease on life! Thanks for sharing her with us :)

  22. What an amazing piece of furniture. You really did an awesome jub. I am now following your blog and would love it if you followed me at www.garbagetoglam.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  23. I have 2 vanity's that was my Mother in Laws and I would love to paint them but my husband would kill me. I think I'll let him see how pretty yours turned out!! Please join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

  24. That's one fine lady! You dressed her for success and she looks like she's lost 50 lbs! She ought to love you for that! Bravo. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop over at Quirky Vistas as well!

  25. Gorgeous transformation. The blue drawers are the perfect accent.
    Im now following you and hope you'll visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back??? THANKS. 8-)