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How To: Repurposing Your Flea Market Vanity


So, you found an old, run-down plain Jane of a vanity at a flea market that you think will be absolutely perfect your bathroom. Except, it needs some work. While it is great in structure, a little nip here and a little tuck there will bring out the look that you have in mind. So, you’ve got to put your DIY hat on and get down to business.

There are a number of magazines offering home furniture designs and home interior photos and these can be used as a ready reference to get some ideas on what you can do.

One of the easiest ways to bring a piece of furniture to life is to paint it afresh.

New paint can instill new vigor and bring out the beauty of even an old piece. Choose a color that goes well with the rest of your bathroom decor. It is a good idea to choose something light; in fact-white is a really good option.

Before you do paint however, make sure you smoothen out all sides of the surface by using a sand paper. This will help the primer to adhere to the laminate Also if the surface is dirty, mix dish detergent with warm water and using a scrub cloth clean the surface properly before you start. Once all the edges are done choose a good quality paint and get on with the job.

A great way to add design value to your old vanity is to look for some vintage knobs and add those. Replacing boring old knobs with something more eye-catching will do the trick.

Depending on what kind of sink you want, that’s the other element that you might need to replace. If the sink is intact, it might be ok to just clean it but if there are cracks or chip then a replacement is required.

Refurbishing a flea market vanity into something new can be a fun project. The idea is to let the creative juices flow and find a way to implement them into reality.

Want to renew an old piece of furniture? Use the tips above to get started on your project today!


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