Jennifer Pearish-Haas
Jennifer Pearish-Haas
  • Hometalker
  • Plymouth, IN

Antique Vanity


Another piece I found at auction that no one wanted but I knew it was worth saving and giving life back to it.
antique vanity, painted furniture
Here is the before. From the picture it doesn't look that bad but trust me it was. The drawers wouldn't open and would stick. The veneer was pealing off in numerous areas.
antique vanity, painted furniture
In process. Some of the veneer came right off with no issues and other parts were coming off but wanted to stay. This piece was a lot of work and hard labor.
antique vanity, painted furniture
This picture shows some of the distressing.
antique vanity, painted furniture
Finished in all her glory.
antique vanity, painted furniture
I distressed this piece heavier than I normally do but I felt it needed that to keep with the look of its age.
antique vanity, painted furniture
I painted this with 2 different shades of green. I recovered the seat and distressed it was well. This is truly a piece that I'm sorry I got rid of. I loved it!

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3 of 8 questions
  • Michele
    on Dec 6, 2015

    What did you do to fix the peeling or missing veneer?

    • Jennifer Pearish-Haas
      on Dec 6, 2015

      I took all of it off and then sanded down the good wood so it was smooth. Since I sell the majority of my pieces I don't like to take any chances that it won't stay put if I glue it down. Most of the time it's cracked too.

  • Jeri Walker
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Do you mind sharing your formula for making your own chalk paint with Valspar paint??

  • Jeri Walker
    on Dec 7, 2015

    what is your formula for making your own chalk paint? and can you use semi gloss water base paint?

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  • Janet Barr
    on Dec 12, 2015

    Great idea, but peeling - not pealing. Please hire a proofreader!

  • Liliana Wells
    on Dec 22, 2015

    There are several recipes online and Hometalk for chalk paint. Experiment until you find what works for you..

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