Okay, I am feeling really brave today because I am sharing a video of me with you.
I found such a great deal that I had to share it with you “in person”.
(I took this video from my phone, in my son’s room, late at night, and I’m looking pretty rough. I must really love you guys!) :)
Here is what the vanity looked like when I walked into the Antique Mall…(insert bright light from heaven and choir of angels singing)…
Here is what the top looked like when we brought it home. I loved it despite it’s flaws…(we had started sanding it a little already)…
My hubby helped me sand it with 80 grit (coarse) sand paper to get some serious work done on top…
Then he sanded the whole top with 120 grit sand paper, and then smoothed it out with a 220 grit sand paper.
Now, I apologize for not taking pictures of the next steps. I was so excited about this project that I truly forgot. But I will tell you what we did.
I wiped the dust off the top and applied two coats of Miniwax “Dark Walnut” stain with a clean cloth. (Be sure to let it dry in between coats.)
Then I cleaned the bottom half of the piece with a wet cloth and a little bit of Murphy’s Wood cleaner.
Then I put a coat of Minwax Polyurethane (satin finish) all over the entire piece with a large sponge brush. Be sure to put on a thin layer.
When it was completely dry, I lightly sanded the top of the vanity and applied a second coat just to the top.
And here it is….(It looks orange-y out in the sun, but it is really a dark brown.)
The drawers work perfectly even though they have some big scratches on them, and I love the way they look. The scratches give the piece so much character…like there is a story behind every scratch.
And here it is in its new home…aaaahhhh….
Doesn’t it fit just perfectly?
I may put a mirror over the vanity…I haven’t decided yet.
The top turned out silky-smooth! I got that mirror picture frame at the Antique Mall too for just $4.99. I thought it would add some more “bling” to the room.
I love the details on this piece….the engravings, the cute little round feet…
One more reminder…$25.00!!!!!
Seriously? You can’t beat that with a stick!
So can you tell I love this piece? Hope so!
I am sooooo close to having this room finished. I am mostly looking for some lamps and some material for pillows.
The “big reveal” will be coming soon….
I am linking this party to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!
Be sure to mark you calendars for my next linky party.
All you have to do is link your favorite DIY project (related to home decor or home improvement) that you have completed in the month of April. One entry per person please.
If you don’t have a project to post, then just come and hang out at the party and check out everyone else’s great projects. :)
I will be posting more details about the party this week.
Have a blessed day!