LISA'S NEW VANITY - matched vanity mirror & stool

This desk was first shown on my blog last February for the
COPY ME CHALLENGE, a fun contest put on by 2 well known bloggers.
You can see my entry for the COPY ME CHALLENGE here

It has been used as a desk until I found something that worked better.

I also had this perfect little stool for it.

Here you can see both the desk and stool used in our guest room.
You can find this guest room transformation here.

I had a stool and a desk but still needed a mirror!
This is where my mother's old dresser comes in.
Her dresser is going to end up getting painted like ...

To read about my first Union Jack dresser go here

The mirror is a perfect fit to the desk and stool.

So desk, stool, and mirror now become a pretty vanity set
and the second project I used chalk paint on.

This time I brush painted it and again I enjoyed the process very much
and I only used a small amount of paint.

2 things I wanted to try were ...
 to paint the hardware, which came out perfectly, the paint adheres so well.

and to see how it would remove if painted on a mirror.

The conclusion to the mirror is ...

It cleans up very simply with water and a cloth.

She's the perfect set! So remember to look for similar styles in your thrifty finds and
maybe just maybe you can pair them up to create something like this.

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  1. it looks so pretty! love the color! and my secret is i have never taped mirrors- i always scrape paint after, using a green glass cleaner. i simply spray and let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrape with a scraper and it comes right off!

  2. Love the color and the three separate pieces look gorgeous together! Also love the hardware.

  3. such beautiful old pieces!! i love it!!

  4. Hi Kristy, I'm a new follower and I just love what you do!!
    You are so good at this!!!
    I wish I have this vanity in my room too, it's so gorgeous!!!

    I've just started refinishing old furniture and made my new blog about it too. I'd love it if you can check it out. Thank you!

  5. Gorgeous... lucky Lisa. The pieces looks like they are all original to each other.

    Love it.

    Hope you are having a great day.

    Hugs, Deb

  6. "oooooh, of COURSE I can wait until you have time to paint your mother's dresser! It is a WONDERFUL piece and I am beyond excited, Kristy. Thank you! Also, the desk-turned-vanity with mirror is so pretty. Nicely, nicely done. Love it. ~Sonja"

  7. My first reaction was when you showed your moms dresser and the what your plan for it is, I shouted NO at my computer until I seen what you did with the desk. I love it!!! what color did you use?

  8. What a difference in the dark wood to chalk painted its so pretty.

  9. Ooo this is a breathtaking redo! Seriously it's lovely. The mirror is my favorite part. :)

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog right now. Come by when you have a chance! :)