Pretty in Pink Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I’m so happy to say that I finally finished my makeover of this vanity and mirror that I showed last summer in this thrifted finds post. I’m actually not sure if it’s a vanity, a desk, or a dresser, but for this post I’m calling it a vanity. Whatever it is it’s definitely child sized.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I found the vanity at a garage sale for $2, and the mirror at a thrift store for $4. Both were great deals, but I was especially thrilled with the vanity. What a find!


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I took out the screws from behind the mirror and removed the mirror so I could paint the frame more easily. I used Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Start Primer. It’s a high adhesion primer, and it’s what I had on hand. The mirror had a plastic wood grain finish and it took the primer really well. I spray painted the metal drawer pulls with a spray primer and Rustoleum’s Ultra Cover White.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

The vanity was in good shape structurally, but it needed a lot of cleaning up. Luckily someone had already taken it down to the wood and done a lot of sanding so I just had to finish the job. I actually started this makeover last summer, but couldn’t make up my mind what exactly I wanted to do with the pieces.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I applied wood filler where needed, and once it had dried I sanded it very well with my electric sander.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I gave all the drawer fronts a good sanding, and the insides of the drawers a good cleaning.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I painted the drawer fronts with a pink latex Oops paint that I got at the ReStore. The quart was just $3. I then reattached the drawer pulls.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover
Here’s the vanity once it was primed with the same primer that I used on the mirror.
Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I lined the drawers with cardboard covered fabric rectangles that I cut to fit. This way they can be easily changed in the future. All six drawers are lined. I also decided to paint the sides of the drawers, inside and out, with the white paint.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

Here’s the vanity with two coats of a Dulux white Ooops latex paint that I also got at the ReStore. A whole gallon for just $10. A great deal! I’ve already used it on a few other projects and I still have 2/3 of the can left.

I thought about doing some stencilling or something else decorative on the top, but I kind of liked the freshness of the white.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I painted the mirror with the same pink paint, and here’s my finished vanity and mirror. They didn’t start as a matched set, but I think they look great together.


Vanity & Mirror Makeover

I’m planning to try to sell this set on Kijiji. I would just love it if it became a part of some little girl’s childhood memories. That would be an amazing thing!

Thanks so much for reading!


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  1. You did an amazing job! Beautiful. My daughter would have LOVED that when she was in her pink stage. Hugs to you xxx

  2. I love this beautiful makeover. Especially the colour combination. I have a normal cupboard at home and want to do this for it.

  3. I really like inexpensive techniques you used to up-cycle these pieces, $6 for the furniture and paint from ReStore. A girl after my own heart! Great restyle. Clean and simple with great colors. Nice Post.

  4. Oh, wow, no one would ever believe how cheaply you were able to restore this piece. Some little princess is going to be very happy!

  5. Love this transformation! Don't you just love it when you you can recreate something so wonderful. Great job!

  6. Pretty! I have an old vanity similar to this one. I don't know if I could paint it pink but I do have the inspiration to give it a facelift now 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!!

    I'm a new follower, btw, from over at {Country} Life with a Front Porch View

  7. You did an amazing work here! I really love this makeover… Visiting from The Ironstone Nest´s "Transformation Tuesday" 🙂

  8. I love this vanity:) Great job!!

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  9. Wow! What a score! And you made it so beautiful! I'm working on bringing more bright colors into my decor! Nice job! Good luck…I bet someone will love it!

  10. You did a fabulous job! I love those colors. Wow, it's amazing what paint will do! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. 🙂