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Decorating a room can be a difficult task when you can’t find exactly what you want. For instance, I have a unique taste, that is why I find it very hard to find anything I like. I have been really needing a vanity. I have looked all over town, but everything I have found has been plain and boring – not me at all. I had a school desk that we picked up at a fleamarket that was exactly what I wanted for a shabby chic DIY vanity but I never could find a mirror or chair that I liked.

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That is why I was so excited when I got the chance to work with LumiSource. LumiSource offers all sorts of things to amp up your home, including unique, yet modern furniture, as well as really cool decorative items. Sadly, they did not offer vanities, so I decided to incorporate some of their items into my DIY vanity project. I found the results very lovely!

From LumiSource, I ordered the Pouf Wall Mirror and Pouf Round Ottoman. The Pouf Mirror is big, which I really like for a vanity. It makes it easier to see when doing my hair. The Pouf Round Ottoman is large and comfortable, it was also very easy to put together. Both items are silver and have big crystals on the surface, this gives them a diva-like appearance which I thought was wonderful for the chic far of the the shabby chic DIY vanity. For the actual table part of the vanity, I used the desk that we picked up at the flea market.

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Shabby Chic DIY Vanity

To create this Shabby Chic DIY vanity, you will need:

– The Round Pouf Ottoman from LumiSource

– The Pouf Mirror from LumiSource

– Silver Metallic spray paint that contains an anti-rust agent

– An old desk {like the type kids use in school}

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First, I removed the cheap laminate portion from the top of the desk. I used a screwdriver to pry the pieces off, but feel free to use whatever you are comfortable with. Warning, the process takes a while so make sure you have a weekend afternoon. Underneath was a chipboard material and I left that for a shabby look. Then I took a Brillo Pad and scrubbed as much of the rust off of the desk as possible.

Then, I spray painted the entire desk with the Silver Metallic spray paint. With this particular project, it is okay if the spray paint isn’t exactly even. We aren’t looking for perfection, we are looking for shabby. The imperfections only make the vanity look cooler and more unique in my opinion.

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In a few hours our desk was dry. So, I took it inside and added the Pouf Wall Mirror and Pouf Round Ottoman from Lumisource to complete the shabby chic DIY vanity. Now I have a one-of-a-kind vanity that I find really useful. I can keep my makeup on top, my styling tools in the actual desk drawer {as they need to be kept on a metal surface, and I can hang my jewelry on the mirror.

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After all the work, I love my new vanity and I can’t thank LumiSource enough for helping me to build just the vanity I had in mind. It is perfect!

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About Amber {contributor}

Amber is a college student and avid fashionista. Amber loves all things beauty and fashion and spends her time reading and thinking about Channing Tatum.


  1. I totally LOVED the Tasso table lamp. I was excited to see they have an outlet store too, because they have some great stuff in there at even BETTER prices!

  2. Ruby Yoshi says:

    I like the Jackson Dining Chair in White. They are stylish and comfortable and they will be great for our home.

  3. I love the Element LED Touch Lamp
    in Chrome. It’s stylish and elegant and so different from other desk lamps that I have seen.
    I learned oil from your fingers can cause a dark spot on halogen bulbs and possibly shorten the life of the bulbs itself.

  4. Linda romer says:

    I like the square poof ottoman. I also love the Ottoman and mirror your giving away, beautiful.

  5. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like the 5S Side Table. It’s very unique and different.

  6. I like that they also have an Outlet store on their site. Would love their Coca Cola Bottle Cap Bar Stool for my best friend who is a big Coke Collector

  7. courtney hennagir says:

    I learned that there are some great deals in the outlet store! I would love to have the rumor office chair!

  8. Melissa S says:

    I would love to have the Duo Coffee Table. It is so stylish and has that great storage.

  9. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I fell in love with the Diva Chase Lounger, oh how cute this one is

  10. Dorothy Teel says:

    I love the selection of bar stools, I like the Folia Bar Stool in walnut color would look great in my home.. Thank you for sharing this review.

  11. Kortney Picker says:

    I like that everything is pretty affordable, some places have such high prices for these items! I also like the doctorate office chair, it is so trendy and cute!

  12. Danielle Papsis says:

    Everything on their site is so modern. I like the Bentley Office Desk.

  13. robyn donnelly says:

    They have a little bit of everything from lights to stools, you name it. I like the sprya collection.

  14. Traci McCormick says:

    I like the Metro Series 136 TV Stand! It’s nice looking and it also has shelves to hold all our accessories.

  15. Sherry Compton says:

    They offer so many different products, even Coca-Cola furniture. I’d really like to have the RPM BoomChair for our game/family room.

  16. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love the Diva Chase Lounger it would be great for my daughter. I love that it folds up for saving room.

  17. I just purchased my first home and the kitchen has a beautiful breakfast bar, so the first thing I did was look at the bar stools. I really like the Lustra Bar Stool in in black (because I have kids). All the bar stools are so nice, classy and modern looking like my kitchen so they would be perfect!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I think that black bar stools are a great idea, too, because people like to put their dirty shoes and feet on them.

  18. That came out so good and I am totally diggin’ the retro look of it!

  19. I love how that looks! it is totally something i would have in my room.

  20. I like that Chic Pantry. That color is awesome and cute!

  21. I learned they are moving into occasional furniture. I like the Nessie Table Lamp.

  22. I would call your makeover more MovieStar Mod(ern). The silver and sleek lines really say 60s to me!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That may be true! I think that Amber is going to add pictures to the vanity later and polyurethane it so then it would definitely fit in that concept. It has the vintage and distressed look of shabby chic but perhaps a more eclectic look.

  23. I love the shabby chic look- great job with the diy and putting it all together!

  24. What a great idea. I really like the silver and sparkle!

  25. I love that mirror and the ottoman! They are such pretty pieces!

  26. That is nice that you got to make them like you wanted. It turned out fabulous too! I like those rhinestones!

  27. I love this! My boys would like the saucer chair for playing video games.

  28. That is awesome looking. Very creative,.

  29. What a beautiful vanity. That would make getting ready for much easier.

  30. You did an amazing job. I love the vibrant color of the mirror!

  31. The before and after is crazy! You did a great job!

  32. I like the Helio mirror. I love the look of your new vanity!

  33. The duo coffee table is so nice! I love this ottomon and vanity, too,!

  34. that’s awesome!! totally not the look that would work in my old house but i LOVE it.

  35. Oh, I love this! I need to try and upcycle more.

  36. What a fun vanity look. I love how it all came together. I need to see what I can find for my house!

  37. Natalie Brown says:

    Hello! Nice shop! I love their LumiSource Buddha Electra statue. Super fun! Thank-you

  38. What a great idea! You dod a great job redoing that desk!

  39. Oh how fun would that be to have! If I ever have a little girl I’d love to do this for her one day!

  40. The Pouf Round Ottoman and Pouf Wall Mirror is really cute and goes so well with the desk. Everything looks great and it works well for you!

  41. I love the ottoman. Such unique pieces!

  42. Darlene Owen says:

    I learned that Beyond lighting, they are now taking our creative and contemporary approach to occasional furniture.
    I also like the Metro Series 182 TV Stand

  43. That poof stool is fabulous. What a clever way to make a vanity.

  44. Looks pretty neat, I love upcycling things! I’ve been wanting to find a pouf somewhere…

  45. Fancy! I love the sliver and rhinestone tacks, I used them to accent a whimsy harlequin wall in my guest room.

  46. Oh my goodness, tres chic! I’m in love with that mirror!!

  47. Wow, what a great redo of that desk! Very fancy and I love the jewel touches!

  48. Lumisource has so many cool things! I really love the Splat Clock – it’s very fun!

  49. Very cool giveaway, I’ll have to enter for my girls. 2 of my teens share a room – they’d love this!

  50. Oh my gosh, how cute! My 12 yr old needs a vanity like ASAP, she is always taking over mine or worse yet – taking over the bathroom. How adorable!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      See, Amber’s stuff was all over the bathroom. I didn’t think about how much this has straightened up our bathroom now that she has this vanity. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. I will have to check out Lumisource. Thanks for sharing this resource

  52. Ashley Trail says:

    Wow there is a lot of really great stuff to choose from that’s pretty sleek and modern. I love the glamour chase it would look amazing in my room ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. That ottoman & mirror are super chic. They would go great in my daughter’s room which I’m redoing!

  54. I’ve always wanted my very own vanity. I really like how yours came out. Thanks for sharing. You’ve inspired me to try to make my own, with a little help from my husband.

  55. What an adorable project! I love the shiny fabric – it blends well with the mirror!

  56. Jan Lee says:

    I like the Splat Clock and the Mini Splat Clock ๐Ÿ™‚ They have some ingenious products on their site!!

  57. Wow, that is a really awesome project. They turned out great. Very creative.

  58. wonderful! it looks fabulous great giveaway!

  59. I LOVE the mirror. It would look great in my tween girls room.

  60. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I would love the Doctorate Office Chair. I learned that LumiSource has tons of amazing office chairs!!

  61. That mirror is so chic! It would definitely be the focal point in any room! Good luck to the entrants!

  62. Nikkie Cossairt says:

    My favorite item on the site is the Buddha Electra. I also like many of their other items. I got stuck on the website for awhile checking out all the cool stuff!

  63. I love love love hwat you did with the mirror. I don’t have a crafty bone in my body to redo stuff like that.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      The mirror actually comes like that from LumiSource. I wish we could take credit for that, lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

  64. What a cool way to breathe new life into some old stuff. I love how the project turned out!

  65. What a great work! The vanity looks amazing!

  66. What a great work! The vanity looks amazing! I really love the mirror!

  67. I love that mirror. Your vanity turned out so cute!

  68. That vanity is gorgeous. I love the upscaleness of the mirror and seat vs. the shabbiness of the desk.

  69. Hannah Avery says:

    I like the officer chair. I learned that citrus colors are trending this spring.

  70. Love this! The mirror is so pretty. I can totally see that in my hallway ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. what a great upcycle for that old desk. I wish everyone upcycled and used what they threw out!

  72. Judy Cox says:

    They have some really wild looking furniture and lamps for the teens. I like the Genie Table Lamp.

  73. Fuji Dinette Set.

  74. Traci McCormick says:

    Most of them sound really good. Especially the Crunchy, Macaroon Cookies! I’ve never made Macaroon cookies before. I’d like to try when I have time!

  75. latanya says:

    I like the Hangit Coat Tree. I would like to win Criss Cross End Table.

  76. Katie Amanda says:

    I like the world map desk. And I learned that this company provides a catalog that you can view online. Thanks!

  77. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I would love to have the/Coca-Cola-Kappa-Office-Desk. I would love to have a Coca-Cola office chair to go with it.

  78. Laura P. says:

    I like that they have product manuals online and I would love to have the Bachelor desk chair.

  79. Stacey A Smith says:

    I like the Vessel Coffee Table .I like the shape and Style and that it has two would be a great Coffee Table to have in a home.looks strong two.

  80. Jessica Cox says:

    I really like the Stout Bar Stool are of their stools have such a unique and modern design

  81. Dorrie Turner says:

    On their site I found a perfect thing my daughter would adore for years as she grows. That would be the paw chair, she loves animal print and fashionable things to make her room unique. I’m sure her pet cat would love it too while she is at school!

  82. Sarah Oswald says:

    I like that they have stylish decor at affordable prices. I would love to own the Woopsy Table Lamp

  83. These are so pretty! I think you did a great job!

  84. Mahdi Martin says:

    I really like all their different, unique products, especially their lamps. I’d like to own the Emu LED Lamp in blue, for my makeup area.

  85. Karen A. says:

    I like the Medusa Floor Lamp. I’d love it in my office.

  86. katklaw777 says:

    I learned that they have lots of product videos that show off their products.
    I like the Metro Series 120 TV stand that features curved dark wood veneer and modern black tempered glass shelving…very cool!

  87. Christina Graham says:

    I really like that they have a special section just for kids and teens. Another product that I really liked is the LED Chess Set. That is definitely going on the kids Christmas list this year.

  88. I would love to have the Metro Series 120 TV Stand

  89. That mirror is amazing! Great way to combine old and new for true shabby chic. Love it!


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