Before & After: A Revamped Vanity (Without Using Paint!)

Before & After: A Revamped Vanity (Without Using Paint!)

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Dabney Frake
May 17, 2015
(Image credit: Fall for DIY)

Fran over at Fall for DIY had this old-school vanity table and wanted to make it over. Although you'd think she's reach right for the paint can, you'd also be wrong. She came up with an alternative method to give it a new look....

(Image credit: Fall for DIY)

Here's Fran:

I must admit I've made my fair share of makeover messes whilst attempting to create a home interior I love. My ethos is (quite clearly) that everything can be updated and given a new lease of life with a quick coating of paint. Most of the time it works out really well, but usually ends up being more effort, taking up more time and becoming a huge mess in my kitchen for several days before this point. This can be a little off-putting when you're thinking about starting a project. Just moving the often bulky furniture to my little kitchen can be a nightmare in itself. It got me thinking. There must be a better way...

And there was! Using contact paper on the top, and iron-on melamine strips on the edge, she transformed the old wood into a fresh white surface.

You can see the whole process over on Fall for DIY, along with more photos. Thanks Fran!

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