Blended Blues Vintage Vanity

2 Materials
11 Hours

This antique vanity was custom painted based on an inspirational photo. It now has a complete new updated look.

This is the customer's great grandmothers vanity. She remembers playing cards with her at it when a little girl. How sweet are those memories? So worth getting a piece reloved to fit your home decor.

The construction is so well made from solid wood again another huge reason to invest time and money into a makeover.

The first step was to take it all apart and scrub inside out and upside down to remove years of use. I use Dixie Belle white lightening cleaner in a bucket of soapy water, scrub with a brush then rinse clean with my hose.

The original finish has wear of course so to smooth it all I hand sand using Dixie Belle sanding sponges and old orbital sanding pads to smooth everything. Once done all was wiped again to remove the sanding dust.

I started with a base coat of  Dixie Belle Paint  in midnight sky. I brushed it on using the flat medium sized Dixie Belle synthetic brush.

Then a layer of antebellum blue, For the blue I used the Dixie Belle's oval brush . Having both brushes on the go at the same time along with my Fine Mist Spray Bottle makes blending easy.

Then it was on to the sides; blue over the black and blend.

To seal it all up with added durability Dixie Belle Gator Hide was applied with a damp Dixie Belle applicator sponge in two thin coats; 3 on the top.

It is so pretty!!

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The interior has a fun pop of lighter blue.

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  • Ruby Brockie Ruby Brockie on Jan 02, 2022

    Im confused why would you spray it out with hose ? Wouldn’t it damage the wood?

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