Repainting a Vanity for Wedding Pictures

Our daughter-in-law to be wanted a woman’s vanity for her birthday which was on April 1st. She’s getting married in June, and plans to use the vanity for her wedding pictures.

We wanted something special for this wonderful young woman, and after using the Clay/Chalk/Mineral paint, we could not have been happier with the end result!

Repainting the Vanity for Wedding Pictures

This project not only includes the dresser, but the chair, mirror and handles too!

The waterfall dresser was purchased at a secondhand shop for $25.00.

The dresser is quite old and was in very rough shape with stains on the surface of the dresser as well as many chips and scratches.  Some of the veneer had lifted and cracked.

The handles were old wooden handmade handles that did no do the piece justice.  The handles were large and ugly.

The chair was purchased at a flea market for $10.00.  The chair was a copper metal with ugly upholstery.   The material for the chair cost $6.00 and the handles were purchased for $14.98.

We found the mirror in our loft. It had been in storage for some time and was scratched from being moved around.  Nothing matched, and in their original state it looked like junk!

The Repainted Vanity

The Clay, Chalk and Mineral paint was amazing!  It covered all the stains and chips and the end result was phenomenal!

The paint went on smoothly and with a light sanding and final coat of glaze we couldn’t believe the end result!

We were thrilled!

Colors and Finishes Used on the Vanity

The colors we used for the chair was Home Plate with a second coat of Liberty.  We distressed the edges of the chair, and covered it with a final coat of Glaze.  For the dresser, we used Liberty and loved the color!

The whole process was so simple!

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  1. The paint on this lovely old dresser is so smooth. I’ve never seen a paint finish this perfect until now. I saw an extremely similar vanity in about the same condition last week at my local Habitat for Humanity resale center. I can just imagine now how beautiful it could be using this phenomenal paint. However, I can’t consider taking on a dresser project until I finish my 1984 etegere redo which I have just started. I’m wondering now if I should use this paint for my etegere and save the paint I intended to use for a future project. I’m going to have to rethink my etegere plans, because I’m in love with this American Paint!

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