Before and After Vanity

Last week, Jessica sent me some before and after pictures of a writing desk that she made over into a vanity for her bedroom. She found it at a yard sale for $5 and purchased paint for $14. Then she spruced it up even more with new knobs from Anthropologie for $24. Her grand total was $43 and it fit perfect with her budget for a vanity. Thanks Jessica for the reader mail! I love your project.

Now, the moment you’re all waiting for…the transformation.

And after:

I love those knobs! They add a lot of character. Here they are on the Anthropologie website Gardening Indoors Knob

Readers, if you’re doing a similar transformation on your furniture and you have an even smaller budget, you might be able to find a little bit of leftover paint in your basement from another project. And you might also find knobs at a salvage store. Sometimes, I live with the existing knobs on a piece until I spot the perfect ones on sale somewhere. Or, some of you may be crafty enough to make knobs using polymer clay and glass beads right over the old knobs.


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  1. Oh my gosh I am so in love with the redo! Love the paint, love the knobs! I so want to do something similar to my mother's old Art Deco vanity, I just need to do it! Thanks for showing this to us!

    Mary @ Redo 101

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