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Upcycled Vintage Vanity, Lamps, and Home Decor

Transform an entire space in your home by upcycling a variety of vintage pieces to create a beautiful, elegant decor theme. Turn a vanity into side tables, give some lamps a fresh coat of paint and fancy florals, and refresh some of your home decor items for added charm to your space.

At a Glance:

Project #16023 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Plaid Supplies

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Gold Taklon Set, 3 pc. - 50559

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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FolkArt ® One Décor Paint™ - Aged Pine, 8 oz. - 36064

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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FolkArt ® One Décor Paint™ - Blossom, 8 oz. - 36061

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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FolkArt ® One Décor Paint™ - Classic Black, 8 oz. - 36077

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 4 oz. - 5535

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
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Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz. - CS11218

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • Assorted tools- saw and belt sander
  • 2 brass lamps
  • 2 drum lampshades
  • Vintage floral fabric
  • 2 vases
  • Small round box
  • Assorted floral stems


 

instructions

Vintage Vanity Side Tables:

  1. Cut center piece of furniture to create 2 separate sections of drawers only as shown. 
  2. Using sander to smooth and flatten area that was cut.
  3. Dust and clean furniture.
  4. Remove drawers and paint the body of the furniture with Aged Pine.  Let dry.
  5. Apply several coats letting dry between coats.
  6. Insert drawers and enjoy!
Vintage Gold Floral Lamps:
  1. Dust and clean lamp bases.
  2. vases and box.
  3. Paint lamps with Gold.  Apply several coats letting paint dry between coats.
  4. Following line on lamp base, dip with Classic Black.  Paint base solid black on bottom section of lamp as shown.  Apply several coats letting dry between coats.
  5. Cut fabric size of lampshade, cut fabric ½ “ larger on top and bottom to create hem.
  6. Lay fabric on wax paper and fold creating hem.  Brush with Mod Podge fabric and let dry.
  7. Using Mod Podge apply fabric to lampshade as shown.  Let dry and attach to lamp base.
  8. vases with Classic Black and let dry between coats.
  9. Paint box with Blossom and let dry between coats.
  10. Fill vases with floral stems.
Vintage Vases and Small Box:
  1. Dust and clean vases and box.
  2. Paint vases with Classic Black and let dry between coats.
  3. Paint box with Blossom and let dry between coats.
  4. Fill vases with floral stems.
 


 

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Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
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