Auction Vanity Goes Glam

Hey there,

I finished the vanity!
I appreciate all of the suggestions that you all sent me and after much consideration I settled on a dark smokey gray with silver accents.
I love the way this turned out.
First thing I had to do was glue several places where the veneer was lifting.  I ended up having to completely remove the part on the top right drawer because it was chipped so badly.
  I then filled in holes with wood filler and sanded the top down.

I found some of this chalk paint at Hobby Lobby
and thought that I would give it a try.  I normally use my own diy chalk paint but I didn't have the color that I was going for so I picked this up.  I was pretty impressed with how well this went on and was able to paint the entire piece with this one jar.   I added a little bit of water to it after I put the first coat on, just to go over and touch up the areas that were light.
I then used this Martha Stewart Metallic in silver to do the detail work.

I recently won 2 of these Ce Ce Caldwell's stains over at Redoux Interiors and couldn't wait to use it.
I brushed the stain over the whole piece in sections at a time.
This is the stain and the wax that I used
I loved the way that this deepened the original paint color.  It was probably over kill but I went ahead and buffed this wax from Americana Decor over it.  I waxed on...let it dry and waxed off..... :)  Of course she needed some new jewelry so I added some new pulls from Hobby Lobby.

I also added some pretty paper to the drawers just to give it that little unexpected pop.  I love how paint transforms a piece from being headed to the dump to a stunner that needs to be in the spotlight. 

This is closest to the true color of it.  It looks black in the others
This little lady is for sale if you are local and interested send me a message through my contact page.    I would love to hear your comments on this.  So please give me your honest opinions... good or bad, I can take it.

Blessings to you,
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  1. This is really nice, Sherry!

  2. Oh wow, this piece looks gorgeous. What a fabulous makeover. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  3. Thanks Marty for giving it a look, I love your blog, thanks for the party :)

  4. What a gorgeous transformation! Love the color you chose and the paper you added to the drawers is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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