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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