Well I finished it ! ( not waxed - but otherwise it's finished )
It's soooo difficult to get photos in a tiny space - I'm like an acrobat trying to do this !
I painted this piece in 3 layers.............( 4 if you count priming it ) but they were all very quick applications
Once I had primed it - I kind of liked that greyish color that comes from one coat of primer over wood
( those of you that paint furniture know exactly what I'm talking about ) those of you that don't paint furniture, it almost turns out drift wood ( ish ) looking.
Here's what I mean
So I gave it a coat of Paris Grey ( Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - all three steps ) and trimmed out all the edges with Pure White - sloppily actually - because I did NOT want a pristine look for this piece.
and then I made a " wash " using French Linen / water ( half - half or so )
I brushed the wash on - and then rubbed it all over with a paper towel - until it looked like this
Make sure your cloth is damp for this process so that the paint can soak into other layers................
And rub it all in until you're content with the results -
This is only paint - if you've used too much, you can simply add more of the darker color - not enough and you can add more of the white................
The end result was exactly what I was going for - aged layers of paint and washes.
I had this applique on hand and decided to add it to the middle drawer on top
Doesn't it look like it was meant to be there all along?
This didn't come with a bench - I have a couple in storage but for now I just grabbed a tiny one I have here after I painted it Paris Grey
and then I placed a faux sheep skin rug on it ( IKEA 14.99 )
and that's it !
transformation complete !
I can't wait for the little ones to see it - it's in " their " room after all
Have a wonderful day everyone !
I'm, once again, having computer problems - took me forever to upload the photos to this post -
Have to call my son-in-law over for supper LOL
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Love it. It does look like it is suppose to be there.ReplyDelete
What a lovely classic lady in her gray and white. Love this style vanity with all the details.ReplyDelete
It really turned out great - love the color. You are so talented and everything you have done in your new home looks terrific.ReplyDelete
Have a great week Suzan.
How can you ever part with your creations? I love them all!ReplyDelete
Another amazing transformation... such a beautiful vanity!ReplyDelete
It turned out beautifully! Your bedding looks so pretty in the reflection too!ReplyDelete
Oh Suzan! When I saw it, my response was "that's stunning!". Wow. You've done it again, girl. Come paint my dining room table, please! :-)ReplyDelete
it is beautiful, just as I expected it would be!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Suzan, nice work!!ReplyDelete
Wow-Suzan-It looks just great! Perfect and much better than before. (I know some wood lovers out there are steaming)...but this color combination fits this piece perfectly. Love it! xo DianaReplyDelete
All the details on this piece are amazing. Beautiful job Suzan!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, as always!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Faye !!!Delete
Absolutely beautiful as I knew it would be!!!! The Princesses are going to love it, I can just imagine their delight when they see it for the first time!!!! Wish I had just a little bit of your talent!!! Have a blessed day!!!! XOXOXOX KarenReplyDelete
Thanks so much Karen - I can't wait for them to see it !Delete
I don't have much talent - just sheer determination - anyone can paint furniture - trust me
It is gorgeous, but then I knew it would be:) love the color and the technique you used, love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Rhonda - this one was even more enjoyable to work on because I get to keep it !!!Delete
It's gorgeous, Suze! I really love this one!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous - so worth all the drama it took to get it upstairs!ReplyDelete
LOL - I would have broken out a wall to get it upstairs I think Marie !!!Delete
Thanks so much
Sometimes I think an antique piece should be left alone, in it's original state. That was what I thought about this vanity when you first posted a pic of it. I was wrong!!!! I can't imagine it any other way. It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Well Lynn - that's the biggest compliment you could have given me - thanks SO much!!!Delete
It looks amazing in grey! I love how the white brightens everything. The applique is the perfect touch.ReplyDelete
LOVE!! And thanks for including all the steps so that I can try it!ReplyDelete
Perfectly finished. It's a keeper, don't you dare sell it, unless to me, of course : ). PattyReplyDelete
Only 2 words for you Ms. Susan. Absolutely Stunning.ReplyDelete
I knew it would be fabulous! Love the grey and white and the aged look. And that little applique does look like it has been there all along. It is perfection!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. I bet your little grand babies will have a fun time playing dress up with this sweet piece.ReplyDelete
Your vanity turned out so handsomely! Love your whitewashing technique--thanks for sharing it!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Ruth !Delete
What a classic looking vanity.. Love the legs.but then I've always been a leg girl. Love the grey and white we used that applique on our china hutch!ReplyDelete
Beautiful piece Suzan. Love the colors you used.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much - it looks so pretty in the first little guest room !Delete
So pretty Suzan! I wish you'd come paint my sewing cabinet for me. You'd know just what to do with it.ReplyDelete
It turned out just stunning! A great post Suzan!ReplyDelete
OOO, my gosh...you are such an artist.ReplyDelete
Very pretty and I love the e2 colors and your wash! The appliqué looks perfect too!ReplyDelete
OMD......that would be OH MY DROOL! That's absolutely beautiful. You did a fantastic job on it!ReplyDelete
LOL - I may have to copy that Titia !!!Delete
Thanks SO much
What a labor of love... your attention to details definitely pay off here.ReplyDelete
The little ones are going to love it! That sheepskin caught my eye, too. Time for a trek to Ikea.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous Suzan! As always you do such stunning work. Love the layering. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.ReplyDelete
So beautiful!!! The shape of the dresser and and curvy mirror are wonderful! Your paint technique really brings it to life. And how fun is that sheepskin covered stool...ReplyDelete
Oh, it's just gorgeous! I love how you have Frenchyed it up. The color and trim is just perfection. Fabulous!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is beautiful! The finish is gorgeous & it totally reminds me of the Restoration Hardware style. (That's a good thing in my book!) I'd love to have you link this up at the Found & Foraged party tonight- starts at 8 pm central time at www.averystreetdesign.com. Hope to see you!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love the lines and the castors on all the feet. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.ReplyDelete
OH my WORD, absolutely FABULOUS!! Love the colors and the wash you did, just pure perfection! You are going to enjoy this piece for a very long time!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Dawn - I WILL enjoy it for a long time ( or until I come across something I like more lol )Delete
So pretty, Suzan. I love the technique you used. Pinning it so I can try this technique myself. CathyReplyDelete
Thanks so much Cathy - this is such an easy process !!!Delete
Yay Suzan, so glad you linked up at Found & Foraged! I was happy to see this one. :) Have a great Thanksgiving!!! xo, LauraReplyDelete
What a lovely transformation!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party :-)
A lot of work, but it's a beauty....enjoy it!ReplyDelete