Maybe you don’t know this, but all sorts of furniture enters my shop, and most often gets a makeover of some sort, but I rarely have time to make a blog post for each one. This particular piece is a favorite of mine because of its gorgeous stature. Enter in this trifold vanity (or dressing table) found at a local garage sale for $40 with this chest of drawers and this dresser.
It wasn’t in too bad of shape structurally and was only missing a matching bench. I found the one pictured here at another garage sale for $3. I love a good find! (tee hee hee) The top had been worn pretty good with chemical stains, but was no major damage to note that couldn’t be repaired with a little wood putty and sanding.
Those fine details are what drew me into this piece (not to mention that gorgeous tri-fold mirror!)
The bench I found was a little wobbly and a bit of glue was all it needed to give it new life. But, first I needed to take off all those layers of upholstery. I always like to ask my kids which one is there favorite…how about you?
After a coat of stain blocking primer I used my favorite antique white paint. To accentuate those details that I loved, I added some accents of Modern Masters Warm Silver Metallic Paint and Folk Art Pearlescent White.
Once the painting and hand-rubbed wax topcoat was done, I added new upholstery to the bench.
I found this remnant piece in the clearance bin at JoAnn’s and have used it several times…it’s sooo gorgeous!! It reminds me of the summertime Queen Anne’s Lace flower.
Are you ready?? Here she is all dolled up and ready to go.
I keep telling myself that one day I will keep one of these for myself when I have the space to put it in my bedroom. sigh…
Those details make me swoon! Must find one for me…a girl can dream, right?
Do pin and share to inspire others to look past wear and tear too. This trifold vanity was meant to shine.
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