Saturday, August 2, 2008

Thrift Store Vanity

I haven't been able to blog for a couple of days due to some technical problems that occurred on my site. Don't ask me what happened because it's all too technical for me to explain. I'm just glad to be back.

As always, I've been lurking around a few thrift stores looking for little treasures to buy. Last week I found something very unique and useful. I purchased this piece for $8.00. It was in perfect condition and just needed a little polishing. I've decided to use this in my guest room as a vanity.

Placing a vanity in a guest room is a nice addition for any visitor. For the females, it's a spot to apply make up and brush hair and for the men it's just another place to keep the essentials.

This vanity is made of some kind of metal, has a glass tabletop and is very unusual. Now all I need is the perfect stool to go underneath. The room is painted green and parts of the vanity are highlighted in a matching color. Unfortunately you can't see the green that runs through the vanity in the photograph.

The back of the vanity has an elephant motif which looks very nice in the room that it's in.

I found this chair (very, very retro) with a bright orange pillow. I'm thinking this chair may have been around in the 70's, but I could be mistaken. I have recovered the pillow and polished up the chair with some lemon oil. This chair actually fits perfectly under the vanity, but just doesn't look right. The vanity needs a stool!

What I love about this chair is the size. It's very small and fits just about anywhere. Oh and did I mention the price? $5.00. The fabric I had hanging around so that didn't cost me anything at the time.

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  1. I was going to send this project to you to post on your blog so since you just did a post about a vanity and chair you found it's perfect! I love the chair!

  2. Christy you just amaze me. You have such a gift and do such a great job of seeing the potential in things. Thanks for thinking so green!!! I love your blog and look forward to see your new finds!

  3. Great idea with the vanity in a guest room.

    And I love the way your chair turned out!

  4. That vanity is amazing and so unique looking and you really got it for only $8? Thats I never find anything but junk whenever I go to thrift stores.