Red HOT Kindel vanity REDO

June 1st, 2009 in member junk     
Gadora_Wilder Gadora_Wilder, member
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Finished vanity with top down. Perfect for a foyer, dressing area of office.
Mirror was a discarded kitchen cabinet door with the center part removed. Originally it would have hung vertically, but the space for the door hardware allows it to hang on the wall horizontally. Gadora scored a huge plate mirror at a garage sale and had it cut into two panes. One for THIS frame.
The details of painting technique.
The interior was decoupaged with a vintage National Graphic magazine map (1964), found at an estate sale.
Kindel vanity - BEFORE.
Finished vanity with top down. Perfect for a foyer, dressing area of office.

Finished vanity with top down. Perfect for a foyer, dressing area of office.

Photo: Gadora Wilder

Orginally, Gadora had in mind a complete decoupaged top for this piece, with the legs detailed in the same ocean blue. But after the beginnings of a red hot summer, RED was the ONLY way. It's brilliant. The whole thing was sanded, then several coats of red paint applied. Once dry, the piece was lightly sanded and topped with a polyurethane shine.

I've done my best to look up the style of this piece, hoping to pinpoint its exact date (or era) to no avail. Who knows? Please, enlighten me.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Kindel vanity on fire!!!
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, furniture, funky, organizer, bedroom, retro, study, office, red, game room, Desk

Comments (16)

AllisonQuilts writes: Just the composition of the photography was wonderful! 2nd pic especially!! You (taking the picture) looks like a picture, and then your laptop has a close up of the cross brace (which looks like a suspended piece of art in a glass case on top of the table. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Posted: 10:07 am on November 19th
bensonstreet writes: This is awesome! I would love to find a piece like that! Posted: 9:08 pm on September 3rd
Shelley_ writes: Simply Beautiful! Posted: 2:39 pm on June 14th
paterd writes: Oh, that is gorgeous! Don't know if I'd have the nerve to use that color though, guess I need to break out and try it on something though! Posted: 3:02 pm on June 5th
Akkerdaas writes: Love it!!! I have been looking at this desk I have. Love the type just hate that it looks so out dated. So why not paint it your red! What type of paint and what color red is it! Great job! Posted: 1:44 pm on June 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such a high-end looking piece now! Love the legs and color.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 7:47 pm on June 2nd
shamrockerin writes: what a great piece! LOVE the vibrant red color you chose! I also adore the lines of the legs on the vanity- very whimsical and unique Posted: 3:49 pm on June 2nd
shabbychick writes: Very cool! The color is awesome and suits the piece perfectly - great pics too!

Kathy Posted: 2:17 pm on June 2nd
writes: Ooo-la-la Sister! This is a beauty! Love the map inside, the red and the detail painting.


JennyK Posted: 2:03 pm on June 2nd
suewhitney writes: This is stunning. Love the color, the finish, and the map is too cool for school. Great work!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:23 am on June 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: What a great transformation. The color selection is perfect.


Posted: 10:33 am on June 2nd
CottageElements writes: Great transformation! Love the red. Looks like a completely different piece!

Lani Posted: 12:02 am on June 2nd
OldBarnRescue writes: Love this! You did a fabulous job! Posted: 10:42 pm on June 1st
alicemom writes: What a better life the vanity has now! great job & love the color.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:40 pm on June 1st
keekee writes: love your picture..... and the vibrant red Posted: 7:47 pm on June 1st
monakent writes: VERY impressive!!!! LOVE what you have done with this piece. gailmarie Posted: 6:29 pm on June 1st
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