Remember this little vanity? It was a cute, little thing, but needed a bit of help.
I removed the arms and unfinished wood block above the middle drawer and gave everything a scrub. Then, I pulled off a few pieces of wood that had loosened up over time and used new nails to put them back into place. The whole piece feels much more study now.
After a light sanding and two coats of primer, I went to the hardware store with Marc to see if there were any gray paints on the mis-tint rack. On our way to the paint aisle, we ran into an old friend of Marc's. We chatted for a while and she asked what we were up to. When I explained that I was looking for "oops" paint, her eyes lit up and she asked if I wanted the four gallons of paint that were in her trunk. She had two creamy white colors, a minty green, and a beige. I happily took them.
Once home, I mixed one of her creamy paints with Benjamin Moore's Secret, the color I used when I painted my kitchen last year.
Pre granite counter tops
I used a few cups to mix test batches and eventually settled on a very light, but warm gray color.
Around this time, Anthropologie sent me a 15% off card for my birthday. The staff probably thought I was nuts, but I used it on knobs. While other people may fawn over the dresses or linens at Anthro, I love the hardware. I decided the vanity, with its sad, dirty knobs, needed a feminine upgrade.
Enough is enough. I know what you want...
A blue wall isn't the best background, but I hope you get the idea. Isn't it a nice improvement? Marc told me I need to sell it, but I want to keep it to use outside at the wedding. What do you think? Keep or sell?
Oh, I painted the arms and wood block and set them aside, just in case I DO sell it and someone wants to put a skirt on it.