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!
Oh my goodness. I saw a post about something you painted in old white (with duck egg?) and used the clear and dark wax. I jumped all over it. I painted my bedroom set olive and duck egg and was just not happy with it. I took vacation last week and repainted the olive old white and love, love, love it with the duck egg. Haven’t made the dip into the dark wax however. And I moved another piece into the bedroom for a “make-up” table. It is presently french linen but I thought about painting it pink. Well thanks for the show 🙂 It will be Antoinette! and old white.
Thanks for sharing.
This is the first time I have seen your blog. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing Paula
Rhonda Vaudt says
This is my first time as well! I think that dresser is amazing, and I am not a “pink” person but this color is beautiful! I passed up a dresser like this yesterday because it has cracking veneer, now I wish I would have bought it!
Darrielle Tennenbaum says
I love your vanity and the color you chose. Beautiful!
Jamie Hoover says
I’m going to have to agree with the other comments above that this is the first time I’ve ever been to your blog, but I am going to have to visit again after this piece! I am not a pink person at all, but the color is beautiful on this piece. Adding the white in different places what such a smart choice. It is perfectly distressed and aged, and the staging is great. I also paint furniture and it typically takes a great piece to catch my eye…..Your’s is a great piece!!!!!
So pretty! Another stunner! x
What a gorgeous vanity. I absolutely love the color.
Stephanie@New Again says
Rachel, that is beautiful!! I saw a pink vanity and two beds on French Garden Treasures and thought I might paint over the vanity my daughter doesn’t want any more along with 2 twin beds I’ve had forever. After seeing yours I’m definitely going for it! Love, love, love it!
What color did u use on this an who makes it
The Garbageman's Daughter says
I have this same exact vanity, painted it 50/50 pure white/old white w/clear wax. Same exact vanity mirror and all.
Linda Perry says
Beautiful piece, I Love what you have done to this vanity. I’m really not a pink person but this I love.I have a vanity I want to paint it’s white but not happy it. I will consider this this makeover when I choose my color, it’s between this or blue
Your work is Beautiful.