My Daughter's Play Vanity

Submitted by dmcarwin on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 09:54

I made this for my daughter for Christmas. She has done nothing but sit at it and play and put on "makeup" for hours! It is a hit! Thanks Ana!!!!

I did add a support with pocket holes in the back to make it more sturdy (you can see it behind the stool). And you will notice my top trim is not 2 inches like it should be. I used all free wood that I had collected . I did buy a 2x2 for the stool because mine was too warped. The top of the stool is not round because I only have a miter saw. I found a great little cupboard door from the restore for $1 that I cut square for the top. Since I am new to this it took me a little longer than some people, plus the time I put is including making the stool as well.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
For me less than $10, I got the wood for the vanity free from my Father-in-law's shed.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
I primed and painted with green oops paint. The stool was spray painted with Rust-oleum's Gloss berry pink. I felt like it needed something extra girly so I cut some vinyl flowers and butterflies (oh, and the castle for the stool) and added them, then sealed the vinyl with mod podge.
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Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:43

I love the way you did this vanity and I like that you mentioned using a cupboard door. We hve some leftovers lying around and now I really want to put this on the to do list. Thanks for sharing!


Sun, 01/01/2012 - 21:23

Thanks for all the nice comments! Mandirckard, I hope you get to make it! It is fun when you can re-make something that otherwise would be thrown out, cupboard doors could be reused for lots of things!