Friday, February 11, 2011

The Perfect Color!

I love redoing generic vanities so when I saw this on CL I asked my BF to pick it up for me.  It was 5 minutes from him and we were getting together later that evening, perfect!
Not so perfect, thought it would be an easy sand, paint, change out fabric and done. Not quite, the previous owner decided to give it a fresh coat of paint with brush strokes an ant could ski off of, slammed unnecessary nails in it, and added a little Gorilla Glue here and there for good measure, just perfect!. I sanded the heck out of it, fixed the nail situation and mixed up a perfect shade of blue/turquoise. I love this color!!!
I mixed some left over blue from this and added a few squirts of Americana Bluegrass Green.

One of my favorite parts of painting is mixing colors.

Here's the before.

I sprayed the cheapo knobs satin black and then added a little crystal with Liquid Nails. Not Anthro but sure beats the dollar special.

And Happily Ever After



Have a great weekend everyone!

Update...sold on Etsy in a couple of hours. So well worth the Gorilla Glue, endless sanding and countless/needless nails! Makes me so happy and makes my garage look a little less like a furniture show room :)

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14 comments:

Meg and Mum's said...

You're right - that colour is fantastic! This looks really lovely, you've done a wonderful job.
:)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You took it from ho-hum to gorgeous! The glazing really accents the color. Super cute!

Have a great weekend, Sue!
xo,
Michelle

Tasha said...

Gorgeous! I love it! That is my favorite color ever!! Great job!!
P.S.
I gave you an award on my blog!
It should be posted by tonight!

Roselle said...

This is gorgeous. The color you mixed up is amazing. I can see why it sold so quickly!
Roselle

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Oh Sue! That is truly gorgeous! I love how the fabric on the chair matches the inside of the vanity! BTW, does BF mean best friend or BOY FRIEND??? :) Just want to keep up with what's going on over there!!!

Lisalulu said...

wowza... YOU are one talented lady with vision! love love love it!

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful! You did a fabulous job! Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence! Hope you'll visit us next week with another inspirational project.

Heather @At The Picket Fence

Marigene said...

Your vanity came out great...the fabric really brings out that gorgeous blue!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

beautiful vanity. love the color and the flower detail on the corners.

Chrissie said...

I love this piece. Your makeover brought it to a different league! The color is beautiful. How awesome for you that it sold so quickly! Do you ship furniture you sell on Etsy? Beautiful work, and I love how you flanked up the knobs.

Tiff said...

Love the color and knobs! I can see why it sold in a mater of hours!

imriz said...

heavens! that is cool transformation.

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Beautiful! I love the color you chose. I'd love for you to share this at I Heart Nap Time

Val said...

Oh, I love how this turned out!! The color is amazing.