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Vanity Makeover {Antiqued}

March 12, 2018

This cool vanity was given to me by a sweet friend who is always thinking about me. I think she thought it was beyond help when she showed it to me, but it had good basic bones.

I just knew it had beauty ready to come out. The bench, on the other hand, did not get made over…yet. It was missing a few pieces and the top base was broken. It will have to wait until another day.

Since the vanity no longer had a mirror, I filled these grooves in the top-back edge. It can still be used as a vanity with a mirror hanging on the wall, or it would make an adorable desk.

After days and days of sanding, I finally applied paint. I love this color, but it was brighter than I wanted for a finish. Not a problem. I already intended to antique and age it.

The next layer was a light drybrush in white.

This antiquing technique was a new idea I found on Pinterest. It was a mixture of chocolate acrylic paint and Floetrol. Instant age! Instant years of love.

About those knobs… Obviously I needed to add “new” ones.

I had these beautiful sunflower knobs in my hardware stash. I’ve had them for a long time, but they never seemed quite right for other makeovers. Not true with this one. I knew right away they would be perfect after I sprayed them using a rubbed bronze paint.

This will be headed to my spring show next month.


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  1. Love that color and this is such a functional piece that would work so many places. Nicely done. Visiting via Anything Blue Friday @ Dedicated House

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