A $15.00 Queen Anne’s vanity with little cubby hole drawers was the perfect piece to recreate into a card catalog style vanity/desk!
The vanity started out as an ink-stained, maple wood colored, boring mess.
The finish was created with 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Maine Harbor Blue, some clear and dark wax to seal and age the drawer fronts, and Gold Rub and Buff on the edges to highlight the hardware and add some elegance to the piece.
I picked up a half yard of teal and blue fabric from Joann Fabric (with my 50% off coupon!) to recover the stained rose patterned fabric she came with.
The shining star of this vanity is the label holder pulls I ordered from Lillian Olive on Etsy. They were a steal at $5.99/5 pulls with matching brads. I went to Lowes and picked up some small screws so I could attach them to the vanity. The pulls are made of heavy gauge metal and are available in bright brass, antique brass, and matte black.
Inside where the vanity mirror was missing we cut, sanded, and painted a piece of backer board to create a chalkboard. Since there are a ton of little drawers and cubbies on this vanity my intention was to turn it into functional craft storage but it could also still be used as a vanity!
Now this vanity has every right to be a little vain!