July 02, 2011

You're so vain...

This is one of the vanities I picked up from my major Craigslist finds

 Notice the pup tied to the tree in the background...this is the only way I can 
get work done when my husband is at work.  She loves it though...I promise!

I lightly sanded the whole thing and then primed it.  I let that dry for about an hour and then started going to town with white paint.  During this process I learned that you get what you pay for.  I bought some cheapy white paint because, hey it's just white paint.  DO NOT DO THAT!  I had to put about 4 coats on this crazy thing! 

After I was finished painting I put new hardware on all of the drawers.

Then I took a sander and roughed up some of the edges to give it that "shabby chic" look.  That was kind of stressful!  I didn't want it to look soooo shabby that someone would want to repaint it, but I didn't want it to look super brand new.  Here is the finished product.

The bench was supposed to go with this vanity but it sold before I could get the vanity to the booth!  

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