Monday, June 11, 2012

A Blue Vanity

My friend Rachelle wanted to surprise her daughter with some updates to her room.  So while her daughter was away at camp, Rachelle asked me to paint this old vanity and chair for her.

Look at cute little Emma in the back right.

I was excited to do this for my friend, but also a little nervous because it was the first time someone had paid me to paint something.  I hoped that they would be happy with the results.

Here's how it turned out:
The chair got some new paint and fun zebra fabric.

The vanity got the same bright blue paint and some shiny new black knobs.

I think this vanity will be perfect for a 12-year old girl.  Her mom and dad were very happy with it, but I haven't heard if she likes it yet.

Speaking of black and blue, look what else I sold this weekend.
Recognize the paint?  It's the same one I used on the vanity.  This old school desk has a chalkboard writing surface.  The little boy who got this desk was so excited to go home and use his chalk on it.  I was so excited because this has been sitting in my garage for a long time!

In unrelated news, I went up to Aspen again.  This time, I had some fun girl time catching up with some of my OLDEST friends, Robyn and Karen.  We've known each other for over twenty years and moved to Aspen together after we graduated from college.  Robyn lives in Minnesota and Karen is in Connecticut.  It was so fun to reconnect with them.  Even though we hadn't seen each other in at least six years, it was like no time had passed at all.
There's Robyn and Karen at the Maroon Bells, the "most photographed peaks in America." 

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Maury Kilgo said...

How could she not be happy with that? I love the color and the zebra stripes! I bet her daughter is going to be so happy with it! I can see lots of time spent in front of that vanity in the future!

Ange said...

That desk turned out beautifully! Love the color with the zebra! Also that school desk with the chalkboard top is fun too. You've been busy! Sounds like you had a great time in Aspen!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how fun is that vanity! the zebra is an awesome fun touch!

Nana Moon Shop said...

What a perfect color! I love the zebra too. Any girl would love it!

Cathy Wall said...

Suzy, the vanity and bench rock! You did a fabulous job and I am sure that your "client" will be delighted when she returns from camp. Don't you love getting together with "old" friends? Hoping to see Maroon Bells in July when we visit CO.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a fun color/fabric combination!

Sarah @ Imperfect Patina said...

My daughter would love this! It turned out beautifully!!

Christine said...

Suzy!!!! This is soooooo pretty!! LOVE the color!!!

I hope you are planning on sharing this over at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality!! Please :)

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

pam {simple details} said...

I would have died for that when I was that age, so cool! I just got together with old friends last night, nothing better!

Brooke said...

I love the zebra fabric with the bright blue! Super cool makeover!