I've seen Empire buffets, tables and dressers. I've never seen an Empire vanity. That is until I found this one. Vanities are fun, but I felt it would be more valuable to today's buyer if I removed the mirror and upcycled it as a desk or entry way piece. With that in mind I chose a brown and metallic color scheme. Much of the veneer was missing and that is why I chose to decoupage and where to place the decoupage.
I painted the body of this piece with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. Then I glazed it with General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects. The decoupage is done with heavy duty Contractors Paper. I used General Finishes Satin High Perfirmace to decoupage and to seal the entire piece.
The end result is stunning. The look is rich, warm and a touch natural. The decoupage reminds me of Cuban Cigar Tobacco leaves I've seen.