In The Workshop- Turquoise Vanity After

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You may recall that I was working on this piece.  The photo below was taken just as I started working on the vanity.  Am I the only one who gets half way into working on something and realizes that I haven’t taken any photos?



In the previous post, I talked about how I stripped the top and the drawer fronts of the existing paint.  I also stripped the paint in the alcove where your knees would rest. I was surprised to find that there was mahogany underneath the turquoise and cream paint. If you look at the halfway stripped drawer in the photo above, you can see the mahogany peeking through.

The remaining portions of the desk, I simply sanded down and cleaned.

Of course, once all the prep work was done, I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in the color Farmhouse White.  I find that furniture sells best when it is painted in a neutral color.  Also, anything painted in Farmhouse White seems to be very popular.  It’s also worth noting that it is my favorite color.

The milk paint worked perfectly on this piece.  It provided just the perfect amount of chipping.

I sealed the top using Minwax Polycrylic in a matte finish. The rest of the piece I simply sealed with Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax.

Finally, I ordered some new aged brass pulls and put them on the drawer fronts.

So without further ado, here are some more photos for you.







The top definitely looks better.

Remember how it started out?




This is how it looks now.




I plan to take this little piece to Stone Soup later this week.  It’s a perfect size and will be great to use for display – at least until it sells!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you are inspired to rescue and refurbish a piece of furniture.

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