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Upcycled Vintage Vanity, Lamps, and Home Decor

By: Kirsten Jones

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 Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Plaid Supplies

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

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® One Décor Paint™ - Aged Pine, 8 oz. - 36064

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® One Décor Paint™ - Blossom, 8 oz. - 36061

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® One Décor Paint™ - Classic Black, 8 oz. - 36077

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 4 oz. - 5535

Number Needed: 1 $14.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz. - CS11218

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

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

Step-by-Step 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.
 


 

resources

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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