Rock N Glam Vanity

By Lisa Vassallo at Timeless Furniture Resto by Lisa in Manahawkin, NJ.

This vanity was aptly named, Roxy!  This vanity started out in all white and I wanted to go in another direction.  I was feeling a rock n roll, leather, nailheads vibe - maybe because I was listening to Guns n Roses while I was cleaning her?

I applied one coat of Weathervane, by Wise Owl.  Then I applied another coat, but this time, I added Valspar Signature Paint Crystals because I wanted SPARKLE!  I mixed Heirloom Traditions Texture medium with the weathervane paint for my CROCODILE ROLLER! Hello!!!  No rock piece is complete without some animal skin!  I applied the textured paint to the top middle surfaces then used my crocodile roller I got from Artistic Paint Studio and rolled on through. I had never done this before!  I then did it to the drawer fronts and very bottom base/trim of the piece. Then I applied a metallic glaze I mixed myself using silver metallic acrylic paint and american paint company glaze. That makes the crocodile texture really stand out because it settles in all the right places! I also used Sparkling Unicorn SPiT in teal for drawer sides and a little bit over the metallic glaze.  MORE SPARKLE!  Did some highlighting on the side with a watered down version of the silver.  I sealed the piece in General Finishes HIgh Performace Top Coat. But I wasn't done yet!  This piece had a section for a shelf but no shelf!  So I got some glass and I cut it myself and then etched it using a "Hello Gorgeous" stencil.  I used Armour Etch for this.  I also got a wooden shelf cut to size in case anything happened to the glass shelf, the client would have a back up. I painted that in metallic silver and weathervane and then stenciled that as well with Annie Sloan provence.  I applied a stencil to both sides using patina wax which i then dragged across the raised surfaces of croc skin.  Then I hammered in nail heads to add that final touch of ROCK N ROLL and Crystal knobs were added to complete the GLAM. The stool was painted and reupholstered in a "nailhead" pattern to match!

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Products Used

Wise Owl Weathervane
General Finishes Top Coat
Armour Etch
Gilders paste wax
Crocodile Texture Roller
Heirloom Traditions Texture Medium
Valspar Signature Paint Crystals
Annie Sloan Provence Paint
American paint Company Glaze
Silver metallic acrylic paint
Nail heads
Royal Design Studio Stencils (sides)
Unicorn Spit

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