Friday

Vintage Vanity Light

This isn't a super dramatic before and after, just a makeover with some good old gold spraypaint.  I came across this vintage vanity light at Goodwill the other day and couldn't pass it up.  It was a great price and such a fun piece.  It had a funky paint job from a previous DIY gone wrong, but other than that it looked great.

(pardon the messy garage)


It's actually a two sided mirror, one side magnifies (I try to avoid looking in that side) and the other is normal.  I taped it off and plugged the light sockets with tinfoil to prevent painting them.  At this point it started looking a little like something from outer space, but I pressed on!


I had a leftover strand of globe lights for our patio and the lightbulbs from that worked perfectly for this. 

Once it was all painted (rustoleum gold metallic), I added it to my daughter's room.  She's too young to understand it now, but I think it will be something fun and special to play with when she gets older.  For now it's a fun conversation piece for her room and an added source of light.  I like that it has sort of a marquee light feel to it.  The mirror has some imperfections, but that just adds to the vintage charm.  


I also added a new flamingo print to her room.  The jury is still out on it though.  It was only $0.99 on Amazon when I bought it so I'm not out a fortune if I change my mind.  I really love this one  from lay baby lay too. 




It even has a little drawer to store makeup and other things in.  I'm thinking of adding some fun paper to it down the road.


13 comments:

Mrs. DeVore said...

Gorgeous! This is the perfect beauty corner for a little diva! Thanks for sharing.
laura from Rome

Mrs. DeVore said...

LOVE it! so chick in gold!

Mrs. DeVore said...

That is the coolest thing!!! Cannot believe you found it at the GW!?! It's perfect in gold!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I think it's awesome and so different. Love how you are even styling when painting with the fashion magazine in the middle. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DeVore said...

That is seriously cool! I don't think I've ever seen one like that before! Love it! Happy Weekend Bethany :) xo Kristin

Mrs. DeVore said...

I always love your vision, I've passed up a lot of diys gone bad! SO fun!

Mrs. DeVore said...

what a great ooh-la-la!!!! Vanity is lucky you found her! I'm in love!

Mrs. DeVore said...

That is so cool. I'm not sure I would have seen the potential in that item and now I want one, like really badly!

Mrs. DeVore said...

ooh how cute is this! LOVE it!! Great find!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Another great addition to that super adorbs room Bethany!!! It just keeps getting better.

Mrs. DeVore said...

OMG, so cute. I cannot believe what a difference a little paint and bulbs make. Very movie star glam! Totally fits into my vintage novel: The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress! I don't think I've had such a good score in a GW in a LONG time. WTG!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I think you did a great job on this. It is such an interesting shape and size and the new color makes it just right. And I love the flamingo print too!

Mrs. DeVore said...

super crute great job totally love this transformation

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