Monday, January 9, 2012

Project #2 for 2012 a found Vanity

Project 2
This is one piece that spoke to me, one day as I walked with my grandbaby down the street from her house to mine. "Rescue me"it whispered, while 2 men were tossing things out of a house. so I stopped and looked and I asked if anything was wrong with this piece. They just had no use for it... so... back I walked to get my son's truck and rescue her I did.
But I did it again. Forgot the dark and oak-y shots...Got so excited and dove right in. Here is the finished product. Annie Sloan to the rescue on this abandoned vanity.

 This vanity was all dark oak.
Halfway through the paint application, I did the dunce move on my head.. :)
"You dope you forgot the befores"
So you may have to imagine a wee bit of the before. Here is a couple shots I stopped and took.

The whole thing was dark

Then I got back to work on it.

My Inspiration:
I really like the highly distress look of this bureaux, below that I spotted and photographed,
 at Home Goods
So I set out to do a similar finish.

A close up below of that inspiration bureaux.

And a close up of my vanity below when finished.

I'm pleased as puddin on how pretty she is.

And today she went in my booth in Cape May
I already had an admirer before I even got the tag on her.
That feels good.... I did take my time finishing her. 

It was off and on work for 3 days, cause my life gets in the way.
You know how that goes, with laundry and dishes, and God forbid, anyone should need to eat!
But.. got her done.

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  1. Stopping by from Met Monday! You did an awesome job! I love how it turned out and the inspiration. I am hoping to find a piece like that on Craigslist.

  2. Love out it turned out! Your newest follower,

  3. wow ...wonderufl job! Very pretty piece!

  4. Perfect desk, perfect inspiration and perfect finish! You had to have doing the happy dance after making your vanity looks so incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!! So happy for you!!

    XO, Aimee

  5. What a beautiful transformation! You did a great job :)

  6. What a wonderful find (love FREE) and you did a beauitful job on her makeover.


  7. Thanks so much for linking up! Just a reminder also to register for my $50 Stencil Giveaway!

    XO, Aimee

  8. Wow! That's a lot of work, but totally worth it! you did an amazing job! I'd be proud too!!!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!! I'm so excited to see what everbody has to share!
    Blessings, Doni


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