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)
Type of Wood
Not sure, It was from my father in law's shed.
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.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

mandirckard

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!

dmcarwin

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!