Day five of this week long series is coming to a close – thanks for sticking with me on this one! It’s been a whirlwind of a week dismantling, painting, sanding and waxing on the vanity. Some pieces have turned out better than others, but that’s what it’s all about…the trials and tribulations of furniture up-cycling.
On that note, I’m getting this one picture done and over with early in the post. We can all have a good laugh over it, then move on. Sound good?
The center piece between the two table has always troubled me…it’s the part I’ve always liked the least. Kinda crazy I know, considering the beautiful detail work in the center (minus the hideous paint job:) I like my running sneaker in the background better than that piece!
Taking that center piece away from the two side tables was tricky…therefore, the sides are in pretty rough shape. Usually I can envision what I want a piece to look like, but this one stumps me. Perhaps it’s because I don’t love the shape, size, detail in the center…none of its my style. I determined the easiest thing to do was paint the entire thing in AS Pure White chalk paint although it screamed BORING! Again I thought, “paint the detail work.” Guess I didn’t learn from the first time around…painting the detail work = awful!
Are you still laughing? I’m laughing and cringing at the same time. Just keeping this whole thing real! Why, oh why do I feel like I have to paint that stuff in the center. What would you do with this piece? Color, use…looking for those great ideas I know you have.
Phew, that’s over with…let’s move on shall we? I had one more side table to paint, sand and wax.
After some AS Chalk Paint in Pure White, sanding and Minwax paste…this table rocks! I’ve put it in my youngest daughters’ room. She loves that she has more drawers that she can fill to the brim with stuff. Eight year olds love to keep everything…much to my dismay.
And, those sweet glass oval knobs were a fantastic find from one of our favorite local shops. So glad Nicole spotted them.
There you have it, a week of taking apart our heirloom vanity. I loved the process and the creativity of doing a project like this. The bonus for me is that I now have many more useful pieces to enjoy all around our home. Sometimes things are better apart than they are together, don’t you agree?
Please share your projects that you’ve taken apart and re-done. And, please I’d love your thoughts on what you would do with that center piece. Something needs to happen with that or that may be the ONE thing that lands itself in the yard sale.