Mid-century vanity

Hi friends and happy Friday! I've got a couple of items I'm so excited to share with you today, but first things first...

My youngest, Mason. He's three, free and wild at heart. This view, when I ducked out to call my kids in for lunch yesterday, absolutely made - my - day. Afterall, why have kids if not for a few laughs now and then?! :)

Moving on, (to more appealing things - I hope). A few weeks ago I posted this photo from the thrift store on Instagram and Facebook, unsure whether to purchase or not. 

This mid-century era vanity was in fabulous condition, but it's matching mirror was no where to be found and the whole thing looked a little 'Jetsons' to me. But it was so intriguing I ended up sitting on it, literally, for about 10 minutes. Thanks to those who happened to be on Instagram and Facebook at that moment  and encouraging the purchase, I brought it home with no reservations!

The first step in this makeover was finding out what was underneath the stain. The stain on the drawers, especially, was showing a little wear, so I just took my sander and removed the stain in about 15 minutes using 100 grit sandpaper.

How awesome is that wood grain! And so much easier to see without the orange-y stain!!

Then I painted the entire body of the piece in Old White by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and sprayed the hardware gold. 

All spiffed up and new again!

The piece does happen to have a matching seat, which would be easy to recover.

$295, (bench included)

Enjoy a wonderful weekend, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by!


This post was published under Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.