I bought this vanity table a couple weeks ago at Crossroads Antique Market in Brantford for $125.00.  It was exactly what I had been looking for after watching my Aunt Linda primp & preen at her vanity table in her bedroom!  A great idea because we all know how we women are....taking our time after our showers and basically confiscating the washroom for a long period of time.  This is also great for getting all the "stuff" out of the washroom.  So, this is the table all taped up and ready to prime!

  It's already looking fresher & cleaner and I'm excited at this point! (Except for that chair in the mirror!  Hahaha!)

            And this is the damage that was caused when I attempted to move the table off the plastic drop sheet on it's ancient wheels.  It slipped and fell backwards!  Luckily, none of the three mirrors broke.  They just fell out of the frames somewhat,  however, my paint job suffered when the framing from the mirrors fell away from the dresser and cracked up.  I hadn't taken a photo of the completed table because I had wanted to set it up all pretty like the following finale photo!  I'll still have to fix the cracks, even though Dan put it all back together for me, but I'll have to wait until the paint cures for awhile.  By the way, the colour is Benjamin Moore's Mayonnaise, Advance paint, pearl finish.  Use a good brush....not a nylon one!  And don't do it in air conditioning because it dries very quickly.  Helpful tips from the person who learned!

            Gorgeous! See....it all worked out in the end!  It looks awesome!  I absolutely love it!  I know....I'm so excited!  I picked up a wee directional lamp at IKEA so there'd be light in this corner and I attached some antique glass knobs I found in Nova Scotia onto the drawers.  The wrought iron chair was a freebee from the neighbours next door and now all I need is a nice cushion and I'm ready to get beautiful too! 

             The grand finale is some lovely lavender scented drawer liner paper from Crabtree & Evelyn which, by the way, I picked up for a song a year ago in Ottawa....a song being $1.00 for the whole box of liners!  Gosh, I'm a bargain hunter!  (pat on back)

         That's the end of The Vanity Table Fiasco!

8/19/2013 06:39:49 am

 Thank you for keeping us up-to-date. I must say i enjoy it and learn the many info beneficial. 


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    Wendy from Rural Southern Ontario....I'd like to share some of my renos, revamps, recycling, new items that are just cool and antiques too!


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