Vanity Rescue

Gary Hardman
by Gary Hardman
6 Materials
4 Weeks
This Lady had great bones but was a mess.
Once I started cleaning I realized the drawers needed help. I glued the drawers back together and put them in a wood vice to set. Five drawers later and they still had to be sanded to fit in their slots.
One of the legs was half gone. Taking a piece of 1" by 3" wood I traced it using an existing leg and cut, sanded and glued it back on.
The original mirror was gone so I found a sturdy hanging beveled mirror. The problem was how do I mount it on the vanity. I replaced the back, added supports and several boards for a base. To attach to vanity I used wood screws.
I next sanded and Chalk painted using a Serenity Blue. I decided this lady needed some jewelry so I spray painted her feet, rope trim and crown a metallic gold.
The bench was very plain. I added rope trim around the top and a beautiful French document material.
This lady is now dressed and ready for the ball. This was quite the challenge on so many levels I almost abandoned it several times but I realized the great challenge yeided a beautiful reward.
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  • Karen Karen on Jan 10, 2019

    1) can you buy rope design wood trim at Lowes/Home Depot?

    2) how did you keep gold spray paint off already painted dresser- painter's tape?

  • Reva Hodges Reva Hodges on Jan 14, 2019

    I see lots of people using Chalk Paint. What is the benefit of that over regular paint?

    Beautiful work on this Vanity.

  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 07, 2019

    Is chalk paint easy to clean? I never liked flat paints for that very reason!

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