I’ve been so bad at taking “before” pictures lately! You will just have to use your imaginations for this one… This vanity had some chipping veneer on the door fronts, some small holes and scratch marks on the top, and the mirror portion was not sitting flat. It was leaning forward on one side more than the other!
We thought it just needed to be glued better so we unscrewed the back bracket pieces, then pried off the bottom trim piece of wood that sat on the vanity top. It had been nailed down so it was kind of a tricky process, since old wood cracks easily. Once the piece was off, we discovered it has unevenly cut! One side was a whole 1/2 thinner than the other side! Fortunately, the width and routed edge was very similar to some baseboard trim we had, so we just cut it to size, painted it, and screwed/glued it back into place.
Here she is!
You’ve seen a bit of this one before, if you follow my blog, since she was one of the ones that didn’t sell from VMD. (Not her fault though, I accidently had a “Sold” tag on a smaller item that was sitting on top, and I’m pretty sure people thought it was for the vanity)
I figured she deserved a proper “solo” photo shoot. Especially since it was the first time I used this color!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antoinette was used and used Old White for the accents, and dark wax all over.
The legs are gorgeous, especially with those original wooden casters… and there are 8 of them!
Since large mirrors are a pain to photograph, I camouflaged it with a large music sheet wreath I made. These are also in my Etsy shop!
I’ll definitely be using Antoinette again! Pink is such a hard color to use most of the time, because getting the right shade is tricky. You don’t want it to look too electric, or like Pepto Bismol, or too purple and magenta. This shade is a product of Annie Sloan’s brilliance, inspired from European colors. It’s a no fail!