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!!
The time has come for Lovely Rubbish’s very first GIVEAWAY!!
I am so thrilled to be hosting my first GIVEAWAY! My goal was to reach 50 followers, and I reached that goal a few weeks ago. I have been thinking about what I wanted to do for my giveaway for a while now. A few things I thought about doing were a custom sign, a vintage clock, and misc. home decor piece’s. Although I love all of those ideas when I found this wooden box I knew this was the piece I wanted to use for my first giveaway! It would be a great center piece for a kitchen table, mantle, or even a coffee table. I hope y’all like it as much as I do!!
I will be giving away a rectangular wooden box with three wide mouth mason jars as shown below.
There are various things you can put in the mason jars to take this wooden box to the next level.
My example is spring flowers inside of the mason jars. I just love the way this brings spring into your home. It is so simple yet beautiful!
If you win and would rather have the box painted I will do that as well!
For a chance to win:
- Like Lovely Rubbish on Facebook .
- Follow Lovely Rubbish’s blog.
- Leave a comment on this post when you have completed the tasks above.
I will pick a winner Saturday at 12:00pm, and will post the winner sometime during the day on Saturday.
I will have rectangular and square wooden boxes available in my ETSY shop in the near future. If you are interested in purchasing one before I get them listed please leave a comment or you can email me at email@example.com. I can also paint them if that is what you prefer.
I hope you guys are as excited about this as I am!!!
I have been working on my photography for a while now, and I am always trying to improve it! I recently learned a little more on lighting, and wanted to share some more pictures with y’all.
Did you notice my new logo? I just adore it!!