This particular vanity has been stored in a storage unit for the last 15 years at least!!! This is why I love what I do! Being a part of bringing an old and discarded piece of furniture from the dark and hidden spaces of the world..... into the light, to be adored and cherished like this colorful vanity..... is a really fulfilling thing for me!
This piece is also special as it will be a gift from Santa..... to my fourth grandchild. She asked for a vanity.... where she can sit and play in "all things girl"! Her momma asked for bright and playful colors..... and a style that will grow with her. She is only four.... so I think she will be able to enjoy this for YEARS before she gets too much of an opinion about it. Which is exactly what happened to it the first time..... her mom used this as a child and then decided she didn't like it anymore..... so it basically went to a vanity burial (aka.....storage)!
I'm going to list the steps and products that I used. The products will also be listed at the shop section at the bottom of this blog. There is also a You Tube video available for all you video lovers! The video actually shows HOW to do all the techniques described here.
Cleaned with White Lighting and removed years of dirt and grime..... and showed evidence of wood tannins..... so I primer was necessary.
Painted the bottom drawer fronts in Lucky Lavendar and created alternating stripes with Blueberry (one of my fave colors). Painted the top drawers with The Gulf as a backdrop for the planned leopard pattern.
Using metal leaf adhesive..... I painted dots of glue to the drawer fronts and left to dry for 30 minutes. I then applied gold leaf to the drawer fronts over the tacky adhesive.... and then brushed away..... revealing leopard spots! I then followed up with a tiny brush and Caviar to outline my leopard spots.
Using a roller I painted the top in two coats of Flamingo. I then painted a combo of Peony and Plum Crazy..... randomly..... with a brush..... and then used the Wood Graining Tool to create the funky wood pattern! I repeated this process row by row and it really just pulled this entire vanity together! I am super pleased with that top surface!
And how about that hardware??? Those candy-crusted rhinestone beaded drawer pulls in all the right colors are absolute perfection!!!
This piece has an attached mirror that I haven't painted yet. But I couldn't wait to share the vanity with you NOW! I cannot WAIT for Santa to deliver this to Kinsey Blake!!!
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