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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Vanity Fair

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 10, 2016 4:15:19 PM

Vanity FairDo you ever have one of those days when you need a little “me” time? When the urge to pamper yourself is overwhelming? If time at the spa isn’t in the near future, try revamping your vanity. Make getting ready in the morning a special indulgence. 

I found what is probably a gentleman’s dresser valet. It could have been made for a woman, but there aren’t any drawers! This is a great solution for people like me who don’t put their jewelry away every night. Even if it’s laying on your dresser, it will look pretty.

This piece was in good condition, except one of the front feet was missing. I removed the other one (the back feet are attached to the side posts, so they had to stay in place). 

I cleaned it up, removed the mirror and lightly sanded it so the new paint finish would adhere.

Choose a paint that makes you happy. A few coats of spray paint and voila! Instant transformation.

I could have shopped for new “feet” for the front. Wood beads would have worked, too. But, I wanted to be a little creative. Months ago, I bought a bag of old sewing supplies from Goodwill. It included a dozen small wood spools of thread. All I had to do was choose two and glue them in place.

It’s so pretty and feminine. I love it.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, home decor expert Merri Cvetan, vanity DIY makeover

  • Vanity Fair

    I found what is probably a gentleman’s dresser valet. It could have been made for a woman, but there aren’t any drawers! This is a great solution for people like me who don’t put their jewelry away every night. Even if it’s laying on your dresser, it will look pretty.

  • Vanity Fair

    This piece was in good condition, except one of the front feet was missing. I removed the other one (the back feet are attached to the side posts, so they had to stay in place).

  • Vanity Fair

    I cleaned it up, removed the mirror and lightly sanded it so the new paint finish would adhere.

     

  • Vanity Fair
    I could have shopped for new “feet” for the front. Wood beads would have worked, too. But, I wanted to be a little creative. Months ago, I bought a bag of old sewing supplies from Goodwill. It included a dozen small wood spools of thread. All I had to do was choose two and glue them in place.
  • Vanity Fair