Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vanity Makeover

My friend, Alexis from Soul Food Farm, has the most amazing
furniture, just waiting for makeovers.  I spent my Monday
there this week.  Painting with "the girls" 
and the new pups, who obviously grew tired of my painting!

I started with an amazing white cabinet that needed
new life.  I mixed up CHALK PAINT® brand decorative paint
in a blend of French Linen, Louis Blue and
Old White I call French Louis (super original name, right?)
  Then once dry, I dry brushed Old White on top and 
then sanded with 1200 grit sandpaper
to burnish the paint. and soften the dry brushing.

We took a little break while Alexis and her friend, Geo,
whipped up some lamb chops, fresh greens from the garden
and Polenta pan fried with Soul Food Farm Olive Oil.
(The estate olive oil is a huge hit in our household!)
YUMMMMM.  Seriously, life is good. (Notice
the paint on my pants, I got sloppy that day!)

This vanity is one of four in a set Alexis has been
keeping stashed away, waiting to be graced by 
CHALK PAINT®!  I really love furniture
that rests on casters.  LOVE.

One and a half coats of CHALK PAINT® 
in Old White.  I painted right over this handpainted
part, then used a warm, wet rag to wipe it off
to save the beauty of the painted flowers. I filled
in all chips with Dark Wax and 
buffed to a beautiful shine.

After painting the dresser, the tall cabinet and
the vanity, I ran out of paint, so I left the
mirror as is and discovered how much
I love the contrast and balance.

Here she is, in all her glory...

She will be proudly displayed this summer in an
amazing new venture we are revealing soon!