Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vintage Vanity and Bed Makeover

I recently finished a vintage vanity and bed for a sweet little girl.

When discussing how to refinish this set which was being passed down from generation to generation, mom wanted to go a little more neutral with gray and the daughter wanted pink.  What little girl doesn't want pink?

I made a suggestion to mom about using both pink and gray and we made a compromise that made everyone happy.

This set was painted with Debi Beards' DIY Paint in Letterpress Gray and Petticoat Pink.  Two sweet colors that work very well together.  It was finished with clear wax.

The center mirror was broken when it arrived.  Replacing the center mirror would mean that it wouldn't have that great aged patina that the side mirrors had.  We were able to save the center mirror by applying a bead of silicon caulk in between the broken sections and around the edges of the mirror on the back.  That will ensure that mirror will not move within the frame and cause further damage.

We then took a strip of molding and routed the edges so it would fit snug against the frame and attached it over the break.  It looks like it has always been there.

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