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Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Vanity Pictures

Hey everyone! This weekend has been absolutely beautiful outside, even with the threat of rain. I can't remember the last time I went pumpkin picking when it was 80 degrees outside at the end of October. Not only did I have fun doing that with the family yesterday, we went over to the besties for her open house! For a lot of you that follow me personally on Facebook you know that she had a house fire in March and everything was pretty much destroyed. She was displaced over the summer while her house was being rebuilt, so I was so happy to finally see her surrounded by family and friends having a great time in her newly finished house!
Side note: Girl has some good taste! Her house is put together so well! ;)

This visit gave me the opportunity to see the vanity with the mirror and hardware on and actually looking like a usable piece of furniture. The only thing left is for me to paint and distress her stool and get some fabric to redo the seat. 

Remember how dingy and flat it looked before? Look at it now, it's beautiful!

After soaking the original hardware in some mineral spirits to remove the rust, my BF choose a copper colored hammered texture spray paint for the finishing touches.

Even though there is chipping in the veneer and some scratches on the vanity, leaving it as is and restoring the finish keeps the character of the piece.

I hope you all enjoyed the restoration of this piece just as much as I did. If you have a piece of furniture that needs a bit of TLC, please let me know! My elbow grease is rather affordable! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
~ Susan ~


  1. great job refreshing that wood! I'm happy that your friend is back in her home!

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