Here is the “before” of my $5.00 vanity. See how low the middle part is? That’s what I didn’t like about this piece. I felt like no one would want it unless they could get their legs under it. So I had three choices. 1) I could separate it and use it as two nightstands. 2) I could raise the middle portion to make a desk. 3) I could lower the middle portion to make it a settee sort of piece.
There she is in all her glory! What do you think? Did I improve it, or should I have left it as it was? I think that might be a matter of personal choice. Hopefully she’ll be off to a new home, as soon as I paint a chair to go with her. The drawers were placed in their spaces for the picture, then I removed them. The paint needs to cure for a couple of days.
ps if you'd like to see another option to cover bad veneer, check out my brown paper bag technique.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.