Vintage Makeup Vanity UPCYCLE!
This piece was for a client of mine, and she had the inspo, and I gave her what she wanted! First of all I think vintage makeup vanity’s are where it is at. And should be brought back! Every women needs one of these! How much nicer this would he then to use a bathroom counter and limited drawer space!
Remove hardware and sand ! Scuff sanded the frame and took off all the stain on top.
Next I needed to tape off anything I didn’t want paint to get on
There probably was an easier way 🤷🏼♀️
Next everything needed primed! And primed GOOD. Vintage pieces always like to bleed through paint. So I did 3 coats of shellac based primer
Next I painted it with pure white paint, by behr mixed with bb frosch transforming powder (chalk powder)
After i applied provincial min wax stain mixed with a bit of espresso stain.
One it was dry I distressed the edges with my sander! And bought new knobs!
I love how digressing the wood brings back some vintage feels!
after that I applied a polyurethane top coat for protection
Hey check out my photoshopping the bed in my driveway ;) hahaha
that’s a wrap!
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Marie Myers on Jun 01, 2022
Hello great job. I have an old vanity and revived it as well. Would you have an idea how to get the drawers not to stick? Thank you
Gabrielle Falk on Jun 05, 2022
Hello. I 'heard' that if you get a bar of soap, and rub along the top rung on the drawer/s, it should make it easier to open and shut them. I think it could be an old wives tale...but who knows. Maybe your local hardware store might have some advice.
Why shellac primer
I have an old vanity that has the veneer coming off of it . Should I take it all off r is there a way to fix it and paint it as is