Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Lovely Gift

Many months ago this vanity, mirror & seat were a gift (found curbside).  I've scored a couple of other items that way but this was by far my best curbside "gift!"

Structurally, it was in very good condition.  The finish was watermarked and the upholstery was a mess but I had plans for it - even though it took me several months to get started.

I like to clean up the top of dressers, vanities, etc. when possible and restain.  I like the look of the wood top with a painted base but I just wasn't comfortable with the way this one looked after sanding.  There were too many watermarks, so I ended up painting.

I used HM chalk paint with Behr's King Arthur & My Savvy Sisters Chalk Paint Dust on the vanity.  Drawers, mirror & seat were also painted with HM chalk paint using My Savvy Sisters Chalk Paint Dust.  Color was a Behr mistint (sorry).

For the top of the vanity I used a HM chalk paint mixture (POP + Calcium Carbonate) that I haven't tried before but after doing some research, it sounded like it would be most durable.
The entire set was protected with Vax - love this stuff! Can I buy it by the gallon?

Here's the reveal - 

One piece of the original hardware was missing so I replaced it all with pewter knobs found at Home Depot.  I've done upholstery jobs before but that little seat was a beast!  The lining in the drawers matches the seat.

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