This Christmas season has come in a blink of an eye! The projects started pouring in this month, of course, because I want everything to be pretty and finished with the family coming over to our home for Christmas dinner. I have had this dainty little vanity that I found on the side of a road in a yard about two years ago. Recently after I picked up this vanity it was time to move five hours back home.
This piece needs some major TLC, which was not easy to get done while trying to find a home and get everything moved into our home. After about two years I finally have this beauty where it needs to be. This vanity is at least 100 years old and had some water damage. Although there was water damage to the inside panels, the mirror, and the original rollers were in great shape for their age. Let’s not even talk about how many layers of paint was on this vanity. I am almost certain that I went through 10 different shades of green, red, and white.
Through all the sanding and the painting, I finally have the beauty bar vanity that I wanted. The paint spray I used was with Annie Sloan paint, pure white. Before I started to paint, I gently sanded to ensure a good stick with the paint even though with Annie Sloan paint does not require prep the surface. I ‘d suggest with older pieces like this that you do want to prep them because most likely the paint that was on the piece is lead paint. I love when I can find true vintage items and make them into something that can fit into our farmhouse style.
Yes, I did add a very neutral and natural touch of Christmas to this area and of course, I had to add the Santa mug! Finding pieces that are from people along the way of your journey-, are the ones that make their mark on your home. I hope that each of you is able to add some pieces to your home that add that special touch. Thank you so much for coming to check out the blog today!