My New White Painted Make Up Table- Home Sweet Home!

May 1, 2012 by

Yay for another Home Sweet Home post finally :D

Honestly I feel like with this project I finally made some kind of progress with the apartment. The little details always make a difference but sometimes you need something really big to show the progress properly. I hate working for a long time and not being able to see results, that’s why I can never stick to one craft at a time I just get bored too easily.

So this vanity is both my most loved and least favorite piece of furniture in the house. I loved it enough to drag it down from Brisbane and I hate it because it doesn’t look good with the style of apartment and it really darkens up the room.

Also after a few days of use it looks like this…


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  • http://www.danimezza.com Danimezza

    You did a brilliant job!

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      :D Thank you!

  • Kate

    It always amazes me how much you can achieve with so little. Inspiring.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Aww thanks :)

  • http://howtofeedawookie.blogspot.com WookieWifey

    You give me such inspiration to pretty ALL THE THINGS! :)

    How do you go about removing acrylic paint from furniture? I noticed your vanity (which is gorgeous btw) has a quite nice inlay in the top, I’m assuming that’s what you were after preserving the most. I LOVE the vanity in both colors, but I’m so curious to see when/if you ever restore it to its dark color, how the inlay survives it.

    Leave it to me to ask you to do a specific blog post years in the future.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Hahaha! ALL THE THING! Definitely tying to preserve the inlay, because the whole thing had a shiny laquered surface the paint wouldn’t soak in. So to remove in the future I’ll either peel off the paint (because it has the glue on it should peel easily) or soak it with a sponge and just rub it off leaving the surface clean… if that makes sense! And lol that’s totally the furthest in the future I’ve planned a post XD

  • Holly

    I LOVE it! Such an inspiring post, you really did well redoing the vanity.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Thanks so much Holly!

  • http://josephinesmonsters.wordpress.com/ Josephine

    The new setup looks great! Like WookieWifey, I was also wondering about how to remove the acrylic paint. I am glad that you decided to use something non-permanent.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Thank you! So removal will be fairly easy, because the whole thing had a shiny lacquered surface the paint wouldn’t soak in. So to remove in the future I’ll either peel off the paint (because it has the glue on it should peel quite easily) or soak it with a sponge and just rub it off leaving the surface clean… if that makes sense! The wood and inlay will be protected under the original varnish.

  • http://samispoon.blogspot.com/ Sami

    Covering the table in the plastic is a great idea too
    I do wonder what it’s like to have your brain at times :D

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      XD I bet it’s totally the same as the way your brain works with fashion!

  • http://vanity-press.com Calvin

    I think I need that make up organizer shelf you have on the table! Amazing! Love it! Need it!!

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Seriously it’s the best thing I’ve bought for organisation and it’s just from Office Works!

  • http://domesticminxes.wordpress.com Del

    Looks AMAZING! Wanna come live at my house and make it pretty??! XD

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      XD Let me finish mine first then we’ll get to yours!

  • Saloni

    Wow, how sweet and inspiring! :) One question- Is the acrylic paint smooth when u touch it or does it feel kinda rough.. ? As smooth as the wood or…?

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      It’s very smooth, there are some strokes from the sponge but it’s nice and smooth mostly!

  • http://secretsunday.tumblr.com secretsunday

    SO PRETTY VIOLET! You have an incredible work ethic. I don’t even understand. Something like that at a furniture store would easily cost hundreds.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      :D Thank you!! You are just so lovely <3 I’m really happy with it too! I think working hard gets lots of good rewards!

  • http://iheartmakeupx3.blogspot.co.il/ Netta

    You did an amazing job!!!! WOW O_O
    I really liked the heart doily ^_^
    Btw – Where did you get your ring light? I’ve never seen a table-standing one before…

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Thanks so much! I bought it from Bunnings a hardware store ^_^

  • http://www.parfaitdoll.com Victoria Suzanne

    Such a cute final result! My vanity is cream but it’s seen better days so I was thinking I’d paint it white. I’m surprised the acrylic worked so well – did you have to sand it at all?

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      That sounds like a great idea! I didn’t sand it at all, I mixed the paint with some pva glue so it had better gripping power and did lots of thin coats. It’s not going to be too durable but I wanted to be able to peel it off if I change my mind later. If you want something more durable maybe go for some house paint, you can get those little tester tins very cheaply!

  • Malou

    Nice! Where did you get that small round lighting ?

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Just a hardware store :)