Easy Vanity makeover from Shab 2 Fab!

Using Chalk Paint.

Here is a quick post on taking a beat up, out dated vanity and making it into a romantic piece of furniture you will love!  This beautiful Bassett vanity was a great buy at $45.00, it was easily transformed using Chalk Paint in Paloma, Graphite, and Paris Grey.

If I could keep this I would. I love its shape and the functionality. Who doesn’t need four great sized drawers and then lift up storage with a mirror?

Vanity Before

You can’t tell from the picture but this beauty was really in rough shape. Deep scratches in the wood, water glass rings, and broken hinges.

What I did-

I did nothing to the surface other than wood puddy a crack on a leg and wipe clean.

Then I removed the hardware and ordered two new brass invisible hinges.

For the paint I used a half and half mix of Chalk Paint in Paloma and Paris Grey. It was just short of what I was picturing so I added some graphite about 2 oz. to the 24 oz. mixture I had. I really like the way it looks it is a perfect gray with a hue of purple. Not too much just right! Two coats of paint.

After that all dried I lightly sanded a few areas for a distressed look.

I really wanted more depth than dark wax gives so I used my go to Martha Living Metallic Glaze in Black Coffee. I used a sponge brush to wipe on and a wet rag to wipe off in small sections. Leaving it on in creases and corners for depth. I removed the middle dummy pulls and added an iron scroll piece I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I painted the pulls with a homemade black chalk paint. Then dry brushed the iron scroll and pulls with a white chalk paint for a white washed look.

I then used clear wax all over to protect.

Done!

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For more tips and tricks using Chalk Paint check out Chalk Paint Divas.

 

 

 

 

Drab to shabby chic and classy !