Before & After: Small Space Vanity

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With a little convincing, a close friend recently converted her tiny front room into a fabulous walk-in closet. Because of all the natural light it was also an ideal spot for a small vanity, but finding one the right size was nearly impossible. As luck would have it, an old side table and a little problem solving went a long way. See the perfectly pretty transformation here!

The table was selected because of its diminutive scale, which was absolutely necessary in such a tight space. Of course, the table's tininess extended to its height as well, and that was an issue that needed to be addressed in order to make it work as a vanity. Rather than finding some way to extend the legs, the decision was made to install the piece directly into the wall at the correct height. To facilitate the look, a portion of the front legs were sawed off just below the shelf area. The whole thing was then lightly sanded, cleaned and spray-painted white.

Using special drywall screws and plugs, the unit was secured into the wall just below a glamorous vintage mirror. The table's bottom shelf proved especially handy for holding the various beauty supplies one might have, and the raised acrylic platform provides an additional level of small-space-storage!

(Images: MaryAnne Petrella)

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