Rock N Glam Vanity

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

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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!

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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