Antique Vanity

Jennifer Pearish-Haas
by Jennifer Pearish-Haas
Another piece I found at auction that no one wanted but I knew it was worth saving and giving life back to it.
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.
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.
This picture shows some of the distressing.
Finished in all her glory.
I distressed this piece heavier than I normally do but I felt it needed that to keep with the look of its age.
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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  • Michele Michele on Dec 06, 2015
    What did you do to fix the peeling or missing veneer?

  • Jeri Walker Jeri Walker on Dec 06, 2015
    Do you mind sharing your formula for making your own chalk paint with Valspar paint??

  • Jeri Walker Jeri Walker on Dec 07, 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 Janet Barr on Dec 11, 2015
    Great idea, but peeling - not pealing. Please hire a proofreader!

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 22, 2015
    There are several recipes online and Hometalk for chalk paint. Experiment until you find what works for you..