Saturday, July 24, 2010

New vanity & Entryway seat

My dad came to visit us a few months ago and with him, he brought a beautiful little desk. He got it for $10 at Goodwill! When he first mentioned it to me, I told him we had no room for another desk. Immediately following the picture text he sent me, I told him that "I need it!!!". It was true, we had no room for another desk, but this was small enough to fit in our bedroom and be used as a vanity.

Our bathroom is tiny with very little storage. It was always in the plan to have some sort of vanity/dressing table in our room, but I never came across the right thing. This little tapered leg beauty was light enough while also giving balance to the room. The vanity also inspired me to do a project that had been on my list since we moved to St. Louis. Last summer, I picked up a cute little sewing stool (again at Goodwill) for a few dollars. I knew I wanted to paint it and recover the seat, but I wasn't sure about how I would be using the stool. It turned out to be the perfect thing to rest on while doing my hair/make up. It was originally white (only primed) with an old thin piece of red fabric covering the seat. I spray painted it olive green and covered the seat with my favorite durable gray Ikea fabric. I really like how it turned out. It looks great with all the other greens in our room and I like how the fabric connects it with the rest of the house (dining room chairs and entryway seat).

Speaking of entryways, welcome to our home. And yes, our stairs and handrail are painted red!

I just realized that I never shared the "after" pictures of my adorable little telephone seat I picked up last October. This might be one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our house. I sit here almost every day with Eli while we put on our shoes and sort the mail.

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