Vintage vanity in black teal

June 29, 2016

This vanity was a mess when we got it.  The top layer is veneer and it was peeling all over.  So many of the old pieces of furniture have a layer of veneer on the top, unfortunately.  So often that just eventually wears off or starts warping.  I wanted to take a chance on this though to see if I could get all that veneer off.  After giving it a good brush with a sweeper to get rid of all the cob webs and spiders (I think this was sitting in someones dark basement for many years) I then started working on the peeling veneer.  I left a damp cloth overnight on all the areas that were peeling. That helps remove the veneer.  I then just slowly started stripping it all off.  I then sanded all those areas down.  After wiping away all the sanding dust I then started painting.  For this color I mixed a few different colors together.  I mixed AS florence and napoleonic blue and also added Fusion paint color.  It gave me such a pretty teal/peacock color.  To add depth to this I then sealed it with AS black wax.  That black wax made such a difference in the color.  I then put on the red flower knobs. I actually put on a layer of black wax on the knobs too.  You can read the blog Chalk Paint and Wax to find out how to use those products in detail. 

 

 

 

 

 

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