color splash & ombre vanity part 2

details of color splash ombre vanity step by step how to diy part 2Part 2

Forever ago, I wrote about the color scheme that I painted the Vanity for the granddaughter, if you missed it shame on you, ha-ha…….  just kidding. Here’s a link for you.

color splash & ombre vanity

 

Steps for chalk paint ombre technique and color splash on child's vanity.
vanity for granddaughter

 

 

 

So let’s continue….

vanity-stool
stool with hand painted fabric

 

stool seat

I had some happy colors going on with the vanity but I wanted a cute fabric for the stool to bring it all together. So, off I went to look at the few places that carry fabric in town. I came back empty handed and not so happy. Most of the fabrics that matched the colors were not what I had in mind and I was kind of frustrated.  Then it came to me. “I paint canvas bags and dish towels all the time” and “why don’t I paint my own fabric for the stool”.

I went cheap and used some left over drop cloth material that I had used to make curtains for the guest room. I typically use Acrylic craft paint with a fabric medium which allows me to water it down even more when I choose. This allows me to paint any style I feel like and the paint adheres to cloth reasonably well. There must have been more polyester or a chemical agent in this material because it wanted to repel the paint.  I couldn’t get crisp lines and had to use more watercolor techniques so, it has a very soft look. However, I was happy enough to move on with what I had achieved.

fabric
when a loose plan comes together

 

I upholstered the seat right over the old fabric with a little quilt batting between the new and old. As a last step, I sprayed it with the Rust-Oleum fabric protector Never Wet since this was going to be a piece of furniture owned by a kid. 😉

 

detail-1
hot pink drawer knobs

 

hardware

I am a regular stalker at the clearance area of Hobby Lobby. I wait until it hits 80% or 90% off and then strike. So these pulls come from there. They are supposed to look like pink geodes. They were a perfect hot pink for an 8 year old.

Hubby got the old hardware off because it wasn’t put on the traditional way and was a bit of a struggle for me. The screws on the new hardware had to be shortened. Check out my post on how to shorten screws on new hardware here. Then I dabbed and smeared a bit of Rub n’ Buff on the mirror hardware and the new pulls to make them match.  If you ever need to change hardware color, Rub ‘n Buff is a pretty awesome product.

rub-n-buff-hardware
rub ‘n buff

 

 

rub-n-buff
gold finger, lol

 

drawer liner

After I painted the stool material, I was at TJ Maxx and found a $1 shopping bag that had the same feel but brighter. I snapped it up. I cut it apart and with a little rubber cement ta da!…………….A  happy little drawer liner.

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happy drawer liner

 

 

So overall the project came off with very little problems and it allowed me to get creative. And getting creative is always the best part, right?

before-n-after-vanity
no antique was harmed in this makeover

 

 

Do something nutty and creative this week! …. Remember sharing is caring. Also, I love it when you share my blog on your favorite social media!

lorin

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9 thoughts on “color splash & ombre vanity part 2

    1. Thanks, lately I been seeing a lot of vanities since doing this one. It’s funny how a project can focus our attention on things like that. I’m sure you can find one worthy your time & effort.

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