Rescued Vanity

At Dear Emmeline, this vanity was a drive-by rescue on the night before bulk trash pickup.  Jessica and her husband stumbled on it by pure chance, and were delighted to take it home for a makeover.

The worn finish was nothing some chalk paint couldn’t handle.  Now in a fresh color and lightly distressed with a touch of gold leaf, this vanity deserves the name!  It’s a gorgeous piece of furniture with lovely details.  Thank goodness that Jessica found it, and could see its potential.

You can get more details on how this vanity was refinished by Jessica at Dear Emmeline.


  1. Thanks Beckie for the feature! I still can’t believe this and the matching bed (with a rounded footboard!!) were getting chucked! CRAZY!

  2. patty soriano says:

    I cannot fathom why anyone would throw this out. But I know the older style of furniture is not for everyone, as I don’t like chrome and glass. I certainly would have rescued it, too. Jessica did a lovely job !

  3. She did a great job!

  4. Beautiful! This is such a great piece. Good job and thanks for sharing-it’s inspirational!

  5. I, too, can’t believe that someone was tossing this! I wish the people in my neighborhood were throwing out such treasures! LOL!! I have found a good amount of things to drag home, but I am going to need to buy a truck if they start leaving pieces like this out for garbage day! Nice re-do, too!

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