Hey Ya’ll and welcome back,
I am very excited about my buying trip this weekend. I am going to try my hand on a couple of beautiful armoires. I can’t wait! While I’m on this trip my sister wants me to help her paint…maybe my niece’s bed, night stands, kitchen table, chair, how many hours are in a weekend? So note to self, “don’t forget the brushes and other tools!”. Then Monday, if everyone else’s week went okay, I will start my clients kitchen!!! YAY!!! That will be my largest project as of yet.
So this week I have completed the high-low vanity that goes with the coco bed. Here’s a before picture and the stool is not part of it.
I didn’t finish it in Annie Sloan’s Coco because I wanted it to be stand-alone piece if needed. I know I’m probably being a bore going with Old White but I didn’t use the dark wax and I can’t help it, I love, love, love the look of this color with distressing. It is such a classic look you just can’t go wrong with. Let me tell you this is one SOLID vanity. The tri-fold mirror alone feels like it weighs 50 pounds, then the vanity itself weighs a TON and that’s without the drawers!
I was really undecided about painting the inside of the drawers because they were such a pretty wood, but there were enough imperfections, scratches really from years of use, that I decided to go ahead and paint them. This is where I put my pop of color.
I tried to take the pulls off but on the last refinish they must have varnished them to the drawers. They are beautiful and I was afraid I would break them if I pried them off. So I painted them. I didn’t like the shiny metal that showed through after sanding to distress. So, I wet a cloth and rubbed them until I had removed enough paint that I was satisfied. I love the dark patina that comes through instead of the bright brassy look.
While I am at my sister’s I will be testing some of the 3M tape that several have commented on that will turn a curve and maybe my dear, wonderful, informative, thoughtful, cute, brother-in-law will give me some of those tips he was telling me about. So until then, thanks for stopping in for a visit, relaxing, and enjoying a cup of coffee or a nice glass of sweet ice tea. Don’t forget to say “Hey y’all”.