Monday, February 23, 2015

French Vanity

Last week I found this great Drexel vanity at the Flea market.  
Before:
When I was looking at the vanity a French aqua popped into my head with a little gold, so that is what I went with.  I mixed up a custom soft Frenchy Aqua by taking 1 part Jaded Roster (  The Urban Rooster ) and mixing it to 4 parts white.  After painting 2 coats, I added some gilding past in gold with my finger and a fine tipped artist brush.  I wanted the details to pop and I knew they would naturally get rubbed off when I sealed the vanity with dark wax/hemp oil.  This mixture took off too much of the gold in places, so I did a touch up with my finger before calling it finished.  
Viola!  

Aqua and gold



Gilding wax in gold




Pink Tulips 

Gorgeous Legs 

I love the detail on this mirror I picked up at the Flea Market 




Great Hardware


I love that the middle pops up with a mirror and storage! 

Instagram:  dds_cottage_and_design 

83 comments:

  1. It came out beautiful. I love that color. I'm in love with your mirror!

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    1. Thank you Su-I love the mirror too and I love that it goes with the vanity so well!

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  2. Gorgeous vanity...gorgeous mirror! Love the way you styled it too!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love how the pink pops against the aqua and gold

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  3. Oh my your vanity turned out gorgeous! You did a great job transforming her, the mirror compliments her perfectly...

    Smiles~
    Mari

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    1. Thank you Mari-I like the mirror with her too!

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  4. Ooh, I love the piece and the finish! In some photos it looks aqua, in others jadeite green. Either way, my favorite cottage colors.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Thank you Rita-it is a nice soft aqua color and I love it too!

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  5. Oh my, this vanity with the mirror calls out my name!! It is sooo pretty and full of loveliness!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I know you have a mirror "thing" too!

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  6. That looks so much better! I love the color you chose :)

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    1. Thank you Rue-it just felt like it needed to be aqua!

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  7. WOW! That vanity is drop dead gorgeous! I pinned it to my patina board. Love, love, love it...great work!

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    1. Thank you Gigi-I am happy with how it turned out too!

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  8. Gorgeous!!! Love this color and the details are so pretty.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I am very happy with how it turned out now it just needs to find a good home!

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  9. Oh, my! Your piece turned out so pretty! I love the lovely color and it looks perfect with your pretty mirror.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you Sheila-The mirror was a good find that day and it does go well with the vanity!

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  10. You did a FABULOUS job on this piece! I have a drexel vanity I painted this color, too. I have another one not drexel upstairs in the guest room. I think I need to paint it this way, too! The mirror is GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thank you Ellen-I love a good vanity and a good mirror!

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  11. It's gorgeous! I've been admiring the gilding you've been giving your pieces lately - so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Marie-some pieces just need a little gold!

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  12. What an amazingly beautiful job. That is exquisite. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Debbie-it was a fun project and I am glad it came out so pretty!

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  13. It's so pretty, it just takes my breath away....

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    1. Thank you BJ-what a nice compliment-made my day!

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  14. This piece is a stunner, LOVE it!!!!

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I think it is a stunner too!

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  15. Very pretty photos!! Love the look!

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    1. Thank you Janet-I think the look fits the piece too!

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  16. Gorgeous vanity. Love the aqua you chose.

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    1. Thank you Maggie-it is a very soft and fresh aqua color!

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  17. I love the colour you created. And there's nothing like pink flowers on an aqua piece!

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    1. Thank you Magali-I agree pink flowers with aqua are an eye pleaser!

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    1. Thank you Debbie-I think I love it too!

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  19. This has to be one of the prettiest color combinations I've ever seen, and I love the beautiful gold accents and mirror. Thanks Darrielle for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy--the 2 do look good together-like PB and J!

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  20. Wow, this is my favorite of all the pieces you have done...and it's not even green...♥♥♥ this gorgeous piece of furniture!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-not green but a close cousin! ha ha ha

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  21. Gorgeeeeous oh the gold detailing is just beautiful and the main color is to die for!! Love it all!! I would love to have you come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share you creativity with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2015/02/centerpiece-wednesday-little-of-this.html
    Karin

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    1. Thank you Karin-I would love to hope over and join your party!

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  22. I LOVE the color of the Vanity! Beautiful! <3

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    1. Thank you very much-I am liking the color too!

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  23. The vanity is beautiful and I love the paint color! Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you Sherry-the color turned out how I was picturing it in my head!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I was feeling aqua and gold with this vanity so I just went for it!

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  25. Oh my, this is the perfect color choice for this gorgeous Drexel vanity!

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    1. Thank you Robin-I think The color is just right for this piece too!

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  26. It is beautiful!!!! Love the color and everything about it!!

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    1. Thank you -the color did turn out very pretty!

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    1. Thank you very much-it was a great find!

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  28. So very beautiful! I want to Flea Market shop with you! The mirror is gorgeous too! I am loving everything gold and it goes so well with that beautiful aqua you mixed up! Perfection!

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    1. Thank you Amanda-both pieces were a good find at the Flea! Any time you are in CA come shop with me!

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  29. Ohhhh the color! It's my fave...what a talent you are to mix it to perfection! Thanks for linking to Shabbilicious Friday :) Of course I've gotta pin ! xo

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    1. Thank you Robin-one of my favorite parts about painting furniture is mixing up the color I envision!

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    1. Thank you Patricia-I think it turned out pretty too!

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  31. This piece is so pretty and I love the pretty color and gold detailing you gave it! Thanks for linking it up to Best of the Nest.

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    1. Thank you Lisa-I have been feeling the gold recently!

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  32. Just stopping by to let you know that your stunning vanity is going to be featured tonight at Share Your Cup. Thank you so much for linking up and have a fabulous week!
    XO Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara-thanks so much for the feature!

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  33. I kolejna do której wzdycham:))) Jestem już na bank przekonana, że w mojej zmienię okucia na takie jakie są w tej Twojej

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    1. Thank you Ala-it was a fun project to do!

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  34. How did I miss this one?? This is sooo beautiful, Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I like how it turned out and so does the lady who bought it-she showed me pictures of it and another dresser I did for her in her room.

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  35. This is over the top gorgeous Danielle - the prettiest I've ever seen, truly ( and I've painted a few of them )
    You did an outstanding job !
    XOXOXO

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  36. Thank you Suzan-that is a big compliment coming from you! I do appreciate it!

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  37. Oh, Darrielle, I honestly cannot tell you how much I adore/love/covet this piece! Just gorgeous! Sharing today at Inspiration Friday and thanks so much for linking up my friend! Appreciate it :)

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-it turned out pretty and the new owner loves it!

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  38. Coming from Nitas, your vanity is beautiful!

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

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  39. Darrielle, this is such a beautiful piece and the paint color is perfect! Really stands out now!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/03/make-it-pretty-monday-week-130.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  40. Yep, I might have to try this mix now! It's lovely!

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  41. Beautiful piece, colour is stunning, I have a piece that I am trying to restore at the moment, I am missing some handles and wondered as they were the same as yours if you knew where replacement ones can be purchased please?

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  42. Beautiful piece, colour is stunning, I have a piece that I am trying to restore at the moment, I am missing some handles and wondered as they were the same as yours if you knew where replacement ones can be purchased please?

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  43. I love the new look of your vanity!! We bought one just like it ... exactly ... today at an antique store. I googled it and that's how I found this page. Do you happen to know the year of the vanity? We're trying to find out as we were told 1960's but was just curious as to the age and it's worth.

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  44. Love your style. I'm a new follower and am so enjoying your transformations. This one is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. MJ

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  45. PS. I pinned your shower. Love the way you did it and when and if I get the smaller house I want, I'll be looking at your design for inspiration. Wish you were my neighbor.......LOL
    MJ

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