Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How I spent my weekend..... refinishing this beauty!

I was so thrilled when my mom gave me this "not so pretty" antique vanity that she used to use everyday to put on her makeup when I was a kid. I mean I opened the drawers and I still remember the smell that came out of them!!! I used to sit at this very vanity and play in all her expensive makeup and proceed to get in trouble everytime!!! This has so many memories for me! But the condition was poor. As you can see, scratches and one of the legs appears to have been gnawed on by an animal. So what did my crafty self do? Well I refinished it to my liking of course! So here is my step by step path to the beauty I created, and will now use as my jewelry designing table!!! The outcome is to die for!
BEFORE~ in all its glorious scratched to hell beauty

Step 1~ Sanding. Yes, I did it with my bare hands! Well my bare hands used sand paper.

Step 2~ Priming. Gotta prime to make the paint last!

Step 3~ Applying the paint! I used what I would say to be a mix between mint and robins egg blue.

Step 4~ Distressing. UGH! This was the absolute worst part!!!! Hard as hell! My arms are still sore from doing this! I used the same sand paper as I did for the sanding. Probably not my brightest idea. And I didnt distress it near as much as I would have liked, simply because it was so hard!

And.......the final product! (before its completely cluttered with all of my supplies!!!) But I cant describe how excited I am to actually have drawers!!!!! My old crafting table had NONE!!!!! So maybe I will stay organized........ah who am I kidding!


Heidi Toevs said...

Love how it turned out!!!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

it turned out super cute! love the color, so pretty. :)

Sassy Lemonade said...

I'm really wanting you to be my neighbor to make me pretty furniture hehe

Love it

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