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Saturday, August 31, 2013

I AM SO VAIN

I have a love of vanities. I like ornate, glass ones


I adore little girl ones


and I drool over old ones that need tons of love


I can NEVER pass one up when I see one.

A few weeks ago, I got an urgent text from my bestie and furniture partner in crime about an awesome yard sale with gorgeous, unique furniture.  Without even looking at the furniture in person, both Angie and I texted the owner (my zumba friend Jane knew the woman - score) and we bought everything that we liked via email!  We scored an old vanity, stool, and 5 chairs for FIFTY BEANS!!! Now that's what I call good will hunting.

The chairs were smaller than what I thought, except for this beauty


I didn't get a great close shot, but the inlay of the wood is carved and detailed.  Sigh, I so wished I had somewhere in my house to put this.

I decided, since I have a giant can of blue paint, that I would paint the chair blue and use some of my leftover brown/cream zebra material.

I also got this awesome vanity at the yard sale


Terrible picture, I know.  My camera died 1/2 way through this project and my cat chewed the cord on my phone, so my pics showing this chair being ripped apart are gone.  Boo.  Suffice it to say that this chair was OLD.  Plus, it was made as one solid piece, so I couldn't take the legs off to refinish it.

Here they are halfway finished


I decided to try something new while painting.  I took the painbrush and painted until there was no paint left. Spots on the furniture didn't get any paint and others got too much paint.  Once it dried, I sanded random spots.  Then I took some walnut stain and put it all over then chair and vanity and wiped it off with a cloth.  I love how it turned out.  Best part being that I didn't have to sand anything!




Here is the finished piece(s)


I popped it on the auction that night and it sold immediately.  Although, I think we priced it too low and gave somebody an awesome deal.  Oh well, live and learn.  Next one will go for a little more.

Man, I wish I had room in my house for this.  I would have loved to keep it.  At least I know it will be loved and used somewhere else.  I am finding that the hardest part for me in redoing furniture is selling it.  I probably would keep 90% of what I make! Pin It

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