A Wonderland Vanity

This.  This is my happy place.

My excitement meter shoots up about 220% when someone contacts me and ask me to do something in Alice in Wonderland style.  And get this…..they PAY ME to do it!!!  They offer me $$$ to go to MY HAPPY PLACE!  Is this really even work???  Not this piece….no work here…just pure enjoyment creating this wonderland vanity.

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I started with the top surface….and yes…I did!

Another rabbit hole!  My first rabbit hole piece was a Jack Daniels dresser which you can check out here.  I loved the whimsy of it so much and have been anxiously waiting for another piece to lend itself to a repeat.  It just catches people off guard…..and I love that!

Blue Painted Vanity | Tracey's Fancy

I used the softer color palette on the body.  I wanted to represent the authentic look of the baby blue dress that we all remember Alice wearing in the book.  My client asked me to try and incorporate a bit of “mermaid” into the wonderland vanity….LOL!  Let’s be honest……that seemed really odd! But she actually owns two of my very over-the-top mermaid chairs.  Have you seen them?  Check them out here.   They sit at the head of her antique dining table. I think she plans to use this piece in that same room.  So I opted to fade in some sea green and ocean blues together on the side panels…and I feel it really gave it the ocean look she was hoping it would have.

And speaking of mermaid….if you look closely at the right and left top drawers…they have a design that is very reminiscent of a mermaid tail to me.  I’m not sure she will even pick up on that….but I did!

Blue Painted Vanity | Tracey's Fancy

I added a soft pink to the inside panels of the wonderland vanity for two reasons.  One….it is one of the colors in her mermaid chairs.  And I felt it also represented the inside of a conch shell….lending more of the ocean feel.  I guess I really could have gone with a coral…but the pink just felt right. I painted the edged details of the piece in one of my favorite gold paints – Modern Masters Olympic Gold.

Blue Painted Vanity | Tracey's Fancy

And there really is no explanation needed for those crazy beautiful feet on the vanity!

This piece now resides in Florida….

Blue Painted Vanity | Tracey's Fancy

I hope you have enjoyed this piece of whimsy.  I’ve listed all colors used  below.

Remember….you can always anchor a colorful piece with the black and white combination.  You may not choose to use a ” rabbit hole pattern”….but a simple check or stripe has the same effect. Get my tips for painting black and white patterns here.

Blue Painted Vanity | Tracey's Fancy

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I’ve got an entire blog post dedicated to Alice in Wonderland decor coming up very SOON!

I chose to use Heirloom Traditions Paints for this piece.  It is a Kentucky-based company….led by an incredible team…with an amazing paint product.  They offer free shipping on all orders over $75….and when you use my coupon code FANCY at check out you will receive an additional 10% off your order.

 

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Raven (black) Irish Cream (white) Fresh Water (baby blue)
Tiffany (aqua green) Azalea (pink) Clear Top Coat in Satin
CHalk Brush
Modern Masters Olympic Gold Chalk-type Paint Brush

 

Now go paint something pretty!!

XOXO,

Tracey

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Comments

  1. Tracey this was a perfect combination of Alice and mermaids! I bet his colorful client is in absolute LOVE with it!

    Am I the only one majorly curious about this client’s dining room?

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