My Modern Vanity!

By Jacqueline Carucci

Found this antique Vanity online & was sure I had to grab it even though it was quite a distance from my home.  Wasn't sure where to go with this piece & as you can see from the photos, at first I went with a masculine vibe & then after I saw what I had done, I had to re-do it & it had to go white.  The whole piece was sanded down & the top veneer was re-glued back all along the edge.  When I had first done the piece in black, I had given the legs a complete makeover from old & grungy to something sophisticated.  The legs were re-done using General Finishes Amber dye stain as the base & General Finishes Black Cherry Wood stain on top.  Legs were sealed with Minwax clear satin Polyurethane.  The body of the piece was re-done in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint & Sealed with General Finishes Satin top coat.  I wanted to piece to have some flair so I found this beautiful paper & used Modge Podge to ahere it to the piece.  All of the Modge Podged paper was sealed with General Finishes Satin top coat.  I paired the piece with an antique piano stool, which was done in GF Snow White Milk paint & stained exactly in the same manner as the legs on the vanity.  What a beauty & I had no problem selling this one.  Although, we were all sad to see this one leave the house.  It was truly one of a kind!

Project Category

Creative

Products Used

General Finishes Amber Dye Stain
General Finishes Black Cherry Wood Stain
General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint
General Finishes Satin Topcoat
Minwax Satin Polyurethane
Modge Podge

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