Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Frenchy Vanity/desk


I actually found this vanity/desk on Craigslist and thought it could be so cute with an new paint job. It has a curvy front and delicate legs. 
Before:

I wanted to make this a Frenchy vanity so the first thing I did was add a few appliqués from Doityourselfchic.com.  While the glue was drying on the appliqué I mixed up some home made chalk paint in grey.  I made it sort of thick since I wanted it to chip some.  After painting it, I distressed it with both a shading block and scraper.  I wanted both the wood and the white to show.  The next thing I did was to seal it with dark wax/hemp oil.  My last step was adding some gold with Rub n Buff.  
























24 comments:

  1. Thank you--I like how it turned out too!

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  2. I like your table. But I LOVE the peonies! Did you grow them yourself? Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Thank you Linda-I bought them at Trader Joes!

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  3. It is just beautiful.. I love the color and the "frenchy" accents were the perfect touch.. Great job.. I knew you would do something beautiful.. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Patty-I felt in needed a little something!

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  4. You did an amazing job Darrielle...love French grey!
    Janet

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    1. Thank you Janet-it went from boring to interesting and that was my goal.

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  5. It's beautiful! I love the various layers that peek through! Very Frenchy looking! :)
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin--I wanted it to look older and aged and not a newer piece.

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  6. Incredible transformation and yes, it is certainly "Frencified" now!...love those embellishments!

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    1. Thank you Shirley--I love a good appliqué sometimes!

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  7. Love how your table came out! Thanx for sharing at THT. PLease be sure to add al ink back. Thanx!:)

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    1. Thanks Pamela-computer issues but it is added!

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  8. Love this! And the peonies are the perfect touch :)

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  9. Frenchified it is! It looks like it was born this way. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I was going for Frenchified so I am glad it looks that way!

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  10. I love the makeover you did on this wonderful little table.

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  11. Darrielle,
    What an amazing transformation!
    This vanity/desk had "great bones". . .
    but with your TLC it is now. . .C'est Magnifique!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat--pieces with great bones are so fun to transform.

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