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{vanity re-finish}

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I refinished this vanity just before Christmas for a super sweet client, Ilene.  She was so sweet and was so excited to get this vanity done for her daughters Christmas present.  It turned out great :)

**because i know that i will get asked, i don’t know the paint color that i used.  It was a $5 OOPS paint that i got from Lowes – i love this color**

Before…

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After

not the best pics, these were taken @ night

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I love the white primer and the darker cherry wood coming through when it was distressed – and i cant even say enough how much i love distressing a piece of furniture!  1st -  its not something that you can really mess up on, 2nd – its very relaxing (is that weird?!) and 3rd – it really brings out all the details/lines/curves of the furniture.  I think that most furniture really looks flat until you give it a little sanding.  I know that a lot of people are intimidated to take sandpaper to a freshly painted piece of furniture – don’t be!!!  IF you don’t like it then you can just touch it up with a little paint :)

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The knobs were replaced with some crystal knobs that i bought @ Hobby Lobby – the best place for knobs :)

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The top flipped open – it had some old green felt on the bottom  – i covered that with some black/white fabric that i had

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Can you believe 2 posts in 2 days?!  I think this is like a record or something ;)

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I’ll be back soon :)

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6 Responses to {vanity re-finish}

  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper December 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    ooh it looks so pretty! love the color and the hardware! i am having a furniture only party that just started- would love for you to come link up!

  2. Heather Vincent December 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    I'm so intrigued by all the projects you do. Where do you come up with your ideas? I have an OLD cedar chest that was my Grandma's that I am wanting to refinish. I haven't done anything with it yet, because it a thin layer of particle board or some other kind of wood, and I'm afraid if I strip that piece of wood off, it would look horrible when I got done with it.

  3. lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL December 29, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    turned out great. great color

  4. Green Door Girl December 29, 2010 at 3:41 am #

    love the color of this – my entry table is pretty much the same color and I also distressed it – I have had it for years and I still love it! :) I like the new blog name also – very appropriate!

  5. Joni January 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    This is great! I love your ideas…Thanks for sharing! I have a question if you have time to answer. I am wondering how you filled in the holes when you went from two knob holes to one??? Thanks, Joni
    jobutterflyz@hotmail(dot)com

  6. Comeca Jones May 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I love it!

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