Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Vanity/Desk project




About two years ago, my friend left her sweet little cottage to go live in the mountains in order to regroup.  (Regrouping is good, every once in awhile. Though she was regrouping without a group...just with her sister, who was already building a home in the mountains, but I digress.)

Anyway, before she left, she asked me if I would sell her vanity for her.  It was a pretty standard mahogany vanity from the 1940s, with a big swinging mirror and a great shape. I promptly put it in the booth, and there it stayed.  And stayed. And stayed.






After awhile (and frankly I was tired of moving it from wall to wall), I brought it home and put it in the garden house (which is now a workshop) and it stayed there for awhile, too.  Until last week, when I decided that just like its owner, it needed to regroup. 

The first coat of paint was CeCe Caldwell's Nantucket Spray, which I love.  Over that, I put on a very light coat of MMS Milk Paint in Grain Sack.  I did a very light distressing, but will do more if I need to move it again. It was waxed in a light brown. The top got a coat of aqua latex and two coats of satin poly. The hardware got a coat of Nantucket spray and aqua, which were rubbed away and then some Rub and Buff in gold.  The drawers were lined with chevron wrapping paper in aqua and white, and I waved goodbye as the war wagon took it to Elizabeth's.  

I hope it doesn't have to come back again!

10 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

supre cute! love the color combo.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

yea, I think it will find a new owner soon,

Bliss said...

It's a beauty. I need a group.

Rose L said...

I love the tinge of color of the hardware!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Very pretty! I have a feeling it will find a new group to regroup with soon. :)

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

love the color! laura

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am in aqua heaven! That's the group I want to be in .....in heaven! What a transformation. Love the chevron lining.

Art and Sand said...

I do love the colors you chose.

Andrea said...

Somebody's gonna love her and take her home!

Pam Kessler said...

I bet someone takes her home this time. Or at least buys her a drink :)

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