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!