July 18, 2014

An old piece and a new opportunity

By Chelsea

Hi friends and happy Friday! I've got a couple of items I'm so excited to share with you today, but first things first...

My youngest, Mason. He's three, free and wild at heart. This view, when I ducked out to call my kids in for lunch yesterday, absolutely made - my - day. Afterall, why have kids if not for a few laughs now and then?! :)

Moving on, (to more appealing things - I hope). A few weeks ago I posted this photo from the thrift store on Instagram and Facebook, unsure whether to purchase or not. 

This mid-century era vanity was in fabulous condition, but it's matching mirror was no where to be found and the whole thing looked a little 'Jetsons' to me. But it was so intriguing I ended up sitting on it, literally, for about 10 minutes. Thanks to those who happened to be on Instagram and Facebook at that moment  and encouraging the purchase, I brought it home with no reservations!

The first step in this makeover was finding out what was underneath the stain. The stain on the drawers, especially, was showing a little wear, so I just took my sander and removed the stain in about 15 minutes using 100 grit sandpaper.

How awesome is that wood grain! And so much easier to see without the orange-y stain!!

Then I painted the entire body of the piece in Old White by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and sprayed the hardware gold. 

All spiffed up and new again!

The piece does happen to have a matching seat, which would be easy to recover.

Piece now available
$395, (bench included)
*if you would like me to recover the bench, 
I am happy to do so with fabric of your choice for a fee of $20.


The last order of business for today is a new opportunity here on Chelsea's Garage: 

If you are a small business owner of a creative business and have a website, blog, or Etsy shop, I want to help you be seen! I am now offering small creative businesses one month of advertising here for $20. Just click the 'Buy Now' Paypal button and you'll be taken to a secure site where you can choose your payment method. Then email your link and logo to chelseasgarage@gmail.com and I'll include you in the sidebar! Have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact me and I'll be happy to help! I'm so excited to start this venture together!

One month of Advertising on Chelsea's Garage - $20

Enjoy a wonderful weekend, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. Love that telephone haha! Piece looks great

    1. Thank you! It's definitely pullin' on my heart strings... That old phone was a gift straight from the trunk of Matt's grandparent's car! We saw them recently and Grandma led me by the arm and told me there were some things in the trunk she wanted me to go through. She wasn't kiddin'! It was stashed! The wooden apple crate also came from their trunk.:)

  2. Wow the vanity looks amazing, well done.

    1. Thank you so much for saying so! Means a lot to me.:)