I haven’t owned a vanity table since I was seven. Then, it was hot pink and had flowers.
Apparently my tastes haven’t changed much, I think I wore this headband last week.
I assumed I would be able to find a vanity table online; you can find anything online. I bought a two pound bag of chia seeds on prime last week. It’s all there, everything except a non-tacky vanity.
Along with my blind devotion to all things Amazon, I like to try and buy from small businesses. So I looked on Etsy thinking I could find a vanity table that I could fix up. Make into my dream vanity.
But there is one problem with this idea, finding something amazing is like finding a diamond in the rough. The Etsy cup overfloweth with homemade crap. People had taken gorgeous french provincial dressing tables, painted them a baby blue or ‘distressed’ white, slapped some chevron contact paper in the drawers and called it “shabby chic.” And then charge $450 for it. I’m not paying $450 for ruined furniture that I’ll have to spend three days scrubbing with sand paper.
This shiny little gem I found for $400 plus $100 shipping. People are crazy. And God only knows how I would get the shellac off this desk. And the groovy seizure inducing contact paper would have to go as well. My first vanity was pink, at thirty (one, aaaaggghhhhh!!!) I’m looking for something with a little more subtly.
After my miserable failure that was Etsy, I opted for local shopping. I love shopping. I’ve been perusing the antique stores hoping to find a less pink, less shiny option. I’ve yet to find what I’m looking for.
BUT, I did find these amazing french wine crates for $9 each. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them but clearly I needed two of them. It’s funny how when looking for one thing, you buy two of another instead.
So in the meantime I’ll continue to scour antique shops looking for non pink furniture then drink wine and scour Pinterest and figure out what to do with my wine crates. I definitely get more creative when wine is involved.