Little Girl's Vanity
I painted this for my granddaughter about 5 years ago. She's outgrown it and gave it back to me. It went from a dark brown piece, to a white and colourful one (her choice) to a more classic piece today. Posted it and sold it on the same day.
Painted white and colorful for my granddaughter. The color choices were her own. She helped me paint it too.
I cleaned it thoroughly and lightly sanded the surface. I then painted all but the flat surface with Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement, 2 coats. Then I painted 1 coat of Algonquin on the table top. Topped that up with 2 coats of Stain and Finishing Oil in Capuccino.
I added some dark glaze to the legs, but decided that the piece was going to be to dark. The legs were now black while the top was brown. I was getting desperate. I left it alone for a few days, while I worked on other projects. This was always on my mind though. I decided to paint the legs with 2 coats of FMP in Heirloom. (can't see it here).
Because I didn't want it to be brown, I was after more of a grey tone, I added 2 coats of SFO in Ebony. You paint the SFO in straight lines, wait 15 minutes, then wipe back in the same direction. I use a piece of wood trim to ensure as straight an application as possible.
This is the back of the mirror. I decoupaged the mirror frame with the same fabric that I reupholstered the bench with. I used Mod podge to apply it. I also added a metallic silver followed by a black glaze to the bottom of the 2 front legs of the vanity.
This is the finished surface. I absolutely love the different colored streaks. It makes the piece. The small drawer was done the same way. I also lined the inside of the drawer with scrapbook paper applied with Mod Podge.
The finished piece. I posted it and it sold within minutes.
- Fusion Mineral Paints (Raggs to Riches)
- Homestead Stain and Finshing Oil (Raggs to Rches)
- Fabric (Fabricland)