When good friend’s of ours recently purchased their first home, she was on the hunt for a vanity, so of course she came to me and asked me to keep my eyes out for one that I could refinish for her. I told her I would, completely forgetting that I had the perfect one sitting in our bedroom already. And I know what you’re thinking…I must have persuaded her into picking blue, but she totally decided that all on her own :-p
When I was home last summer, a friend of my mom’s wanted me to come over and look at some furniture she was getting rid of. One of those pieces was this beautiful vanity. I didn’t really have a need or place for it, but I took it off her hands. When we moved into our new place last year, we brought it up into our bedroom and I had been using it as my makeshift nightstand. It just so happened around the same time I was planning our master bedroom makeover, my friend asked me about a vanity. Perfect timing.
It was in pretty decent shape and I will admit there was a small part of me that didn’t want to paint it, but I had no use for it and I was happy to make it into a beautiful house warming gift for my friend. I pointed her in the direction of DecoArt’s Satin Enamel paint after having such a great experience with it on this piece. I mentioned it in that post, but I’ll say it again. You don’t need a topcoat. And it’s amazing. I hate finishing a piece of furniture, it’s my least favorite part of the whole process, so when I discovered this amazing paint I was hooked. And even knowing that this vanity top would be getting a lot of traffic, I was confident in this paint.
It goes on super smooth and dries quick. I did three coats using a foam roller and a brush for the smaller nooks and crannies.
The knobs are from Country Chic Paint and I love how they add a touch of femininity to the piece.
I decided to leave the inside unpainted for a little bit of contrast and I’m glad I did. The blue is gorgeous but definitely bold.
I can’t wait to see what kind of cute little chair she finds for it!
If you’re just starting out with painting furniture, this would be an awesome paint to try. I would still recommend a little sanding before applying, but it sticks great. You can find it at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabric and A.C. Moore and Michaels will be carrying it soon, in August!
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