Used dish soap with vinegar and water. I found a diamond earring in one of the corners. Yup it was real. 😁
New Life for a Waterfall Vanity
I could not believe that I found this beautiful vanity on the side of the road. Called a friend to come help me bring it home. As I stood waiting for her cars passing by showed interest. I did not leave 🤣
Cleaned out years of dust
Removes all of the warped pieces of veneer from the back.
Not much could be done with the back of the mirror, so I left it alone
For the inside and sides of drawers I used a charcoal color chalk paint. To add a little pop I used a lace stencil and white acrylic paint. All painted areas received a dark wax seal. Which also allows the drawer to slide easily.
I hand sanded the entire piece, took a couple of days. On one side and the bottom front the wood veneer started to peel.
I used the dark charcoal chalk paint to cover the areas where the veneer had lifted. I used wood glue to correct as much as possible.
Used a stencil for the top center of vanity. Used a dark brown acrylic paint, looks kind of like an inlay.
The hardware was dull, I cleaned and ended up using nail polish for the correct color.
Applied three coats of clear poly, light sanding between coats
Super pleased with the results!
After finding the right color tone for the hardware I needed to update the metal part. Flat black spray paint did the trick.