My bathroom has a small vanity area. The perfect spot for a great vanity bench. Problem is, I don't own a vanity bench, and I've never been able to locate one for a price that I wanted to pay (i.e. cheap). But I love to sit while I do my hair, or sit while I brush my teeth--because I like to read while I do these things. Am I the only one who reads while she brushes her teeth?
Lacking a cool vanity bench, I've perched on various things. Recently, though, I dragged a chair from my attic and decided to turn it into a vanity seat.
This chair is one of a couple left from the first dining room furniture my husband I ever bought--estate-sale furniture purchased in 1990. I don't know how old it was in 1990, but you can imagine how the seat looked after having been used in the dining room of my boys' early childhoods, having been moved five times, and then having been stored away in my attic for years. I didn't take a picture of the seat, just of the chair. Here she is:
(Just pretend that I know what I'm doing with photos and that this picture is turned correctly. Sheesh!)
And here she is now:
I used some leftover fabric from the bedding I made this spring and a can of Heirloom White spray paint. The chair is a perfect fit for my vanity space. Maybe I can brush my teeth and read about how to take pictures without me in the mirror.
I like it! I think it's better here than it ever was in my dining room. What do you think?