Hey guys, hope you are all having a wonderful week. I finally have this blog post up yayyyyyy. Summer is still busy and going strong here in our household. All camps are done for July and we are free for August fun to do what we like. For me that's mostly painting he he he but also lots of cottage time for the family. We had an awesome long weekend at the cottage, how about you? How was your long weekend?
Let's get started on this transformation shall we, I'm sure that's why you are here right? well I picked up this vanity and I can't remember from where as we had picked up several pieces and one being another vanity around this time. I was finding lots of vanities to transform to tables during that month which was an odd thing as they are hard to find especially when you really are looking. Lucky me though I managed to snag this one and i visioned night stands because the sides were nice a tall and that is what everyone wants these days.
To start of with we removed the mirror and the middle section, WE meaning Mr Lubbly Jubbly and I. This was easy because the back part and middle had screws so it just had to be undone but it did leave gapes in the sides, which we filled in using wood filler. The sides were then sanded down to a smooth finish.
Now once the vanity was separated each table needed a fourth leg, now this is not my expertise area, this would be Mr Lubbly Jubbly but he did tell me what he did and I watched to see how it went. He took two pieces of wood and measured the other two that were attached at the back so that they would be the same height and smooth finish so that the tables wouldn't be wobbly. luckily they fit right into the empty slots where legs would go and they were glued and nailed in.
For these tables i wanted a little extra height so Mr Lubbly Jubbly made two new tops for them which were sanded and stained.
It was time to paint them and I used Jolie paint for these two in Eucalyptus which is a soft green almost beige. I painted the original tops because they show underneath still.
You can see above I was painting them on my dining room table ha ha. That table certainly needs a redo that's for sure. Ok back to the night stands. Once painted I brushed General Finishes high performance topcoat in satin on the entire tables. Once the table top stain was dry i sealed with the topcoat I used on the tables. I then staged and lined the drawers with paper and that is how you can turn a vanity into night stands. I understand it can be overwhelming and if you don't have help with them like i did, so you can ask me anything and I will advise you in what to do. Have a lovely day guys