I went to Brady a few weeks ago to visit family, and pick up some goodies. My mom and grandma found this beautiful vanity at a garage sale in Brady. I absolutely LOVE the shape of the legs, and the flip top mirror. I started working on the vanity the day after I got it home. I just couldn’t wait any longer, I had to know what was hiding underneath all of the layers of paint. I started sanding, and came across layers, and layers of paint… and more paint. Twenty minutes later a little wood Finally broke through. Woohoo!
Instead of spending countless hours sanding I decided to use paint stripper. After applying four coats of paint stripper, scrapping and sanding in between each coat, and one final round of sanding.. Viola, a beautiful wood top!!
The wood underneath all of that paint is astonishing!! I am so glad I took the time to strip, and sand the top.
My vision for this beauty was dark stained wood on top with an antique white base.
However, the antique white was a little too white with how dark I made the top. I mixed the stain I used for the top of the vanity with VM&D’s wax to slightly darken the base.
I let it sit for twenty-four hours then gradually rubbed it off in a circular motion. It ended up giving it the perfect amount of color without taking away from the antique white I wanted.
All I had to do know was apply my top coat, and have a photo shoot. My favorite part!!