When I was a teenager, I always wanted a vanity to sit at to do my make-up and hair. I had a small built-in area in my bedroom, but it was not the vanity I always wanted. Here is a picture of me when I was about 17 sitting and doing my hair.
Wow, I had forgotten what a typical teenage girl bedroom I had. I am looking at all the posters, pictures and stuff I had – everywhere – Today, I could not stand to have all that stuff. So when I came across this vanity, I knew I wanted to buy it and give it some TLC with a Vanity Makeover.
I needed a chair or a bench to go with it and came across this 1960’s sewing box at a garage sale. It was in its original state and was in good condition, except it had a slit on the top of the bench.
I decided since the sewing box was in great shape, not to tear off the original coverings and I would just cover over it. I used Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll to seal the tear in the top. The Gorilla tape will probably outlast all the material original and new.
I did tear off the inside material on the sewing box lid and used the original cardboard template to add my new fabric too. I had to sew 2 pieces of fabric together to wrap around the base of the sewing box. I thought the chevron pattern looked better in this direction so the lid and base would match up when closed.
I hot glued a matching color of piping around the top and bottom of the base to cover up the staples I used to attach the fabric to the sewing box base. Painted the legs with Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and spray painted to caps in a soft metallic gold.
For the Vanity, I used the Duck Egg Blue as an accent color. I did make my own chalk like paint for the base using a cream color all over and using a tan color for the swirl pattern.
I have to admit that the sewing box is my favorite. It makes the entire vanity come together. What about you, did you have a vanity as a teenager or do you use one now?
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