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?
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.