Sunday, January 27, 2013

Permelia's Vanity

Hello Everyone!
I would like to welcome my
new followers. Thank you!!
 
If you want to know why I did
not post last week go to
and read why. I did not feel like
repeating all of it again. However I feel
much, much better now!!
 
 
While looking at the VINTAGE IDEAL PETITE PRINCESS
VANITY'S an idea struck in my head. Believe me
the Vanity that I bought did not look this good!
My Vanity's top was peeling off. The mirror was
not anywhere near the beauty of this mirror. The
skirt was dirty and smelly. And I did not even
receive a matching stool! My Vanity was very
cheap and ugly for $2.99. I do not like to tear
up something like this but I do like a MAKE-OVER.
I like to remake, remix and reuse items. To make
better use of them. So if you do this then try to
buy the worst Vanity from Ebay.
 The above Vanity is too short for me.  I washed
up the mirror and painted the
ugly gold mirror black. Then I peeled up that speckled
top. I did not like it anyway. Man!! was I surprised to see
the beautiful look that the glue had left on the vanity
top!! This gave me courage to finish what I
was doing. I threw away the white skirt
and it's gold trim. To make the Vanity
taller what I did was to cut corrugated cardboard
to the heighth that I wanted. I painted that cardboard
black and added black lace on top of that. Funny how
the cardboard looks like fabric!! I did not cut off the
Vanity's short legs. I did the opposite I used them
for support for the mirror. Then I used Tacky Glue
to adhere the skirted cardboard to the Vanity. This
was easy but was time consuming. I must admit that
I had to hold the cardboard in place till the glue held!
And this took about 20 minutes because I used a lot
of glue! After the glue dried I glued on some white
trim and then some black trim to hide anything that
looked yucky. Last I glued back on the mirror. I wish
I could show you the underside of the Vanity but I
cannot. These were the only photo's that took.
 The fun came while decorating the top. I miniaturized
some witch pics and then stuck them between the
cracks of the mirror and the frame. On top I placed
a tall white resin witch. I would paint it but I kind
of like it white! There are some perfumes and a
brush on top. To top it off I hung Permelia's
Pink Witch Hat on the edge of the frame!
I hope you like it as much as I do. This is a
great project! I bought another UGLY, CHEAP
IDEAL PETITE PRINCESS VANITY to make
a SHABBY CHIC VANITY. Stay tuned for
that one! I will try to get better pics for you!
 
Til next time!!
Mini hugs and kisses,
Conny