Gracie – The Little Pink Vanity

When the polar vortex descended upon us here in the Midwest my place of employment was closed for two days due to the extreme cold.  Luckily I had furniture to work on to save me from getting cabin fever!  I bought this unfinished pine vanity set back in the ’80s.  I originally painted it hunter green which was popular at the time and I remember it being painted silver at some point.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had room in my house for it so it has been in storage for years.  It’s too cute to stay hidden away!  I’m sure someone out there would love to have Gracie!

It looks like poor Gracie had lime disease. 🤢  Fortunately, it’s easy to cure!  I don’t remember when I painted it that hideous green color but seriously… what was I thinking???  The great thing is, with a couple of coats of paint she is completely transformed!

I decided to go for a very feminine look with the pearl pink paint.  In addition, I attached the little wooden floral applique on the top of the mirror.  The mirror has a few minor scratches but is still in good shape otherwise.  I used Rustoleum Chalked paint in Blush Pink and Matte sealer.  Then I applied DecoArt Metallic Lustre in White Frost for a soft, sparkly sheen.  I love the Rustoleum Chalked paint because it is about half the price of the other popular brands but is still high-quality paint.  If you are working with a tight budget that really helps!  I can buy it at my local Menards store or order it on Amazon.

I staged the vanity with a free printable image of the Eiffel tower (link below) in an old vintage frame I had on hand.  I found the printable French postcards on Pinterest.  The fluffy, white seat cover is actually a rug I bought at T.J. Maxx and is not attached to the bench seat so it can be removed if desired.


Gracie is for sale locally in Rock Island, IL area for $175.  If you are interested you can email me at or you can find more information on Flipped Her Lid Facebook page.

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