This old vanity was found on the curb by one of my favorite bloggers, Good One, Den and she passed it on to me to give it a new life. Keeping it a vanity was not an option because the mirror was missing and making it into a desk seemed so expected, so I went with a total change.

Waterfall Vanity

Waterfall Vanity

The top half became a bench or entertainment center and the bottom half is now night stands or end tables.
After cutting off the top section I used a pine board for the bottom and left the center back open for easy access to components if used as an entertainment center.

Vanity Top - Before

Vanity Top – Before

I painted it grey, then went over it with a silver metallic paint and finished it off with a dark wax to give it an aged look. I added these awesome casters and trap door hardware for the drawer pulls to give it even more of an industrial look. This piece would be a great addition to any home, especially a loft style home.

Mid-Century Vanity - After

Mid-Century Vanity – After

Next was the bottom half of the vanity.

Bottom half of Vanity drawers - before

Bottom half of Vanity drawers – before


I used boards from my salvage pile for the tops but they seemed too low so I added these small shelves made from 3/4″ lumber and pine boards.
Bottom Half of Vanity Drawers - with tops

Bottom Half of Vanity Drawers – with tops

To give it some interest I inserted these cut embroidery hoops in the side frames.

Upper tiers for side tables and embroidery hoops

Upper tiers for side tables and embroidery hoops

Upper tiers for side tables with embroidery hoops

Upper tiers for side tables with embroidery hoops



The circles on the drawer fronts are craft items used to make wreaths. The drawer pulls are wood balls also from the craft store. And, as usual, it’s not complete until it’s stenciled…I know I have a stencil addiction.

Two Side Tables - After

Two Side Tables – After

Last was an upcycle project, also found on the curb.

Child's Wardrobe - Before

Child’s Wardrobe – Before


This child’s dresser will be for my next grandchild. We don’t know the sex of the baby yet but since this is my story I’m going to say it’s a girl and call her Ruby. So I think baby Ruby is going to love this solid wood piece painted in red with polka dots stenciled on the inside of the closet door. It will provide her with plenty of storage for many fancy dresses and shoes to match and, of course, one drawer will be for Harley outfits only.
Child's Dresser - After

Child’s Dresser – After

Child's Dresser - After

Child’s Dresser – After