Free Craigslist Vanity Transformed With Fusion Mineral Paint

A friend texted me one day saying she had found this free antique vanity on Craigslist. Usually those free CL listing are gone in a matter of minutes, but I just happened to be right down the road from the address on the listing. It was my lucky day, a great antique vanity was mine for completely free!
It didn't look like this when I got it though . . . I had to patch the veneer in several places and sand down the top to refinish it with a new coat of stain. The base was painted with Fusion Mineral Paint--the best furniture paint on the market!
The color is a custom mix of two Fusion colors--Lily Pond and Casement. After giving the piece a good cleaning and light sanding, I painted on two coats of the color (really more like one-and-a-half because the first coat just about did it), then waited for it to dry before adding some more hand-painted detail.
I like adding hand-painting to pieces that are plain like this--it gives them some visual depth and a little bit of extra glamour.
Because Fusion is acrylic based you don't have to seal it with wax or anything else. It cures up to be highly durable and even waterproof! A light, finish sanding it all this needed to make it buttery-smooth to the touch. And Fusion really is durable--I banged this piece up once of twice trying to get it inside to photograph and there's not a mark on the paint!
So what free furniture are you wanting to transform? Check out my blog below for more info about this desk and other furniture makeovers, as well as to learn more about Fusion Mineral Paint.
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  • Sherry Woolever Sherry Woolever on May 31, 2015
    Never heard of Fusion Paint. Tell me more :-)

    • Lost & Found Lost & Found on Jun 02, 2015
      @Sherry Woolever , Fusion is a paint new to the furniture paint market as of last September. It is acrylic-based, low VOC, non-toxic, and super easy to use. It has the benefits of chalk paint in that it sticks to most surfaces with little to no prep, but is even easier than chalk paint because it requires NO waxing and NO topcoat! The acrylic resin in Fusion seals the paint and gives the paint a smooth, matte finish. You can read more about it and even order some to try on my site, It's a fantastic product!!!

  • Sherry Woolever Sherry Woolever on Jun 02, 2015
    Thank You!!!!!