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BEFORE

Jenny had long wanted a chair to sit in as she gives her girls their baths, and with $4.50, paint, and elbow grease she transformed a sad seat and vanity into something that stylishly fit the bill.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

AFTER

Jenny of Little Green Notebook picked up the vanity for free from an auction house that wasn't able to sell it in its beat-up condition. Jenny realized midway through that it wasn't worth refinishing the wood, and she refreshed the vanity with her Dremel and a coat of paint. The $4.50 chair got a similar treatment, and my favorite detail is the teal piping around the striped seat.

See more photos of the process at Little Green Notebook.

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