day 22: A vanity of her own

IMG_5879“I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright” I love it when kiddo sings this song.  I have no idea where she learned it, but I love it. She is a girly girly who likes to get dirty.  For Christmas she got a make-up set and a salon set, so of course she was in need of a vanity. Luckily for her, I like to be creative and figured out a super easy way to make one.

beforeIn college I made this table. Yep made it all by myself, I had to take a furniture construction class because if I “was going to design furniture I should know how to make it”.  It was actually a pretty fun class except for the table saw and after seeing a class mates table top fly across the room and impale the lockers I was freaked out by the table saw. Anyway, back to the table. We have been moving this around for years now and I thought it would be the perfect improvement and a great start for the kiddos vanity.

layoutoptI drew out a vanity “shape” and had hubby cut it out of ply-wood.  Then using my fabric hord, I found a piece that I have always loved and thought it would be perfect.

fabricI used the vanity top as a pattern and cut around it with a half inch seam.  Measured for length, cut out all the pieces sewed them together.  Added a tule ruffle at the bottom, why not right.  I used binder clips to hold the top to the table, so not the “proper” way but works. And just like that it was done.

IMG_5877A “vintage” vanity perfect for the almost 4 year old going on 16.  An absolute improvement to the table too.  Now I need a vanity of my own, adding it to the need to thrift list for suresignature

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