Feature Friday

by Chris on June 29, 2012

Hey hey! Welcome back to the first installment of the second half of Feature Friday! Make sense? If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that Feature Friday has been around for a while. I stepped away from it for a minute, but I miss it. And I miss highlighting readers. So it’s back! And it’s goooood.


If there’s a feature I love, it’s one who is a crazy visionary and one who says, “I followed your painting tutorial” to make it look that way. Just sayin’… Alicia from The Swedberg Project e-mailed me a while back and showed me a be-u-ti-ful project she took on. And believe me—it required vision.


She turned a consignment vanity into this! I’m not gonna lie. The girl knows how to accessorize (that mirror!!), but the vanity is really the show stopper.

painted vanity


paint a vanity

She followed the directions I gave for my grandparents’ buffet, and (like me) swears by the final product! She did use water-based primer, however. That will be good to know for those of you who can’t find oil-based!

vanity with mirror

Alicia found the classy, sophisticated, perfect knobs for $2.00 at Hobby Lobby. Great choice, eh?

Hobby Lobby knobs

Thankfully, she included some close-up shots so you can see the details. It’s just a fantastic job, and I’m SO thankful she shared it with us!

refinished vanity

Alicia is building (done building?) a house, so maybe we can convince her to share more of it with us. Peer pressure at its finest, right? Please go visit and tell her how awesome she is! :)

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Kara June 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

That is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers June 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the transformation and I am in love with the whole space! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries June 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Just beautiful! The little dog in the top pic is pretty cute too! Off to visit….

Desiree June 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

This is amazing. The finish is perfect too. Thank you so much for sharing!

Barbara June 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

That IS worth building a room around! The size alone is wonderful, plus how perfectly it fit the space. Divine intervention for sure! The wall color, lamps, knobs, everything is perfect!

mandy @ this girl's life July 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Wow! That piece is AMAZING! She really did a wonderful job.

Chris July 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Yes, Mandy! Thank you! She deserves the shout-out. The girl has skills, no? :)

Alicia Swedberg July 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

Thanks everyone! You know how to make a girl feel special. We have been so busy with around the house projects I think I’m going to have to start blogging about all of them! I have plenty to share so I’ll be in touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

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