Light Grey Vintage Vanity Makeover

Friday, January 24, 2020

I just love all vintage furniture.  I love the shape, the quality, and all of the pretty little details.  So when a client reached out to me and asked me if I could paint her aunt's old vanity for her daughter of course I said yes!!

It is the cutest vanity I have ever seen and I love it so much!


(Some of the products used in the post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but of course all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own:))

Here is the pretty vanity I got to work on!

The client wanted a light grey because her daughters bedroom set was white!  Of course I love a pretty light grey paint and my favorite one from Country Chic Paint is the color Cut A Rug from their Lustrum Collection!


To begin, I cleaned this piece really good.  Since it is an old piece, I wanted to make sure I scrubbed every nook and cranny to get it nice and clean to ensure a good paint application!

I just use an all purpose cleaner!

I primed the piece with a cover stain primer, and boy was that a mistake. The way this primer dried was awful.  It dried bumpy and rough so I had to break out the orbital sander and re-sand it al down and try to get it as smooth as possible.

This was such a pain, but sometimes pieces just aren't easy.  I applied the primer because I knew that it was going to have bleed-through.  So after sanding down the previous primer, I had to run to Home Depot and get some Shellac.  This spray shellac is clear and in spray form so it's super easy to apply.

This will block any potential bleed through on your old piece!

Next I taped of the mirror and put my pre taped plastic around the drawers to prevent any over spray from getting in the drawers!

Next it was ready for paint.  I grabbed my Homeright Paint Sprayer and prepped for paint.  I poured my paint through a strainer to get out any of potential lumps that could clog the sprayer.

I also added a little bit of water to thin my paint down.

I gave this piece 3 coats of this pretty pant.  I let it dry for an hour in between each coat and sanded lightly between each coat for a smooth finish.

Once all of the painting was done, it was time to seal!  I use my trusty Country Chic Clear Coat for this and gave it 3 coats for ultimate protection!

I gave it a smooth sand with a high grit sandpaper to finish it off. I added my cute gold ring pulls from Amazon to the piece and it was ready for staging!

I am obsessed with the way this piece came out. Even though it gave me some trouble, and I got frustrated with it, I am so happy I kept at it and worked hard to make it the perfect piece for this little girls bedroom!

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