Refinishing a Vanity

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I’ve been posting recipes a LOT. So, I thought I’d take a break from the yummy goodness & show you how I refinished my antique vanity.

Which, to me, turned out AMAZING!

So this vanity is old, but I couldn’t date it. All I knew for sure was that I thought it was gorgeous but needed some TLC.

Materials Needed:

  • steel wool
  • heavy duty stripping pads
  • sandpaper, optional
  • paintbrush
  • paint, color of your choice
  • clear varnish, optional
  • old vanity (obviously)

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

First, I took all the hardware off & disconnected the mirror from the main portion of the vanity.

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

Next I started using the steel wool and stripping pads to get grime and loose stain/paint off.

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

This takes a while. Make sure to get in all the nooks and crannies. You want it to be as smooth as you can get it.

Once you are satisfied with the sanding, it’s time to paint.

I picked an off-white. I cannot remember the color name but it was from a ‘historical’ collection from Lowe’s.

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

I ended up having to do three coats of paint to get it uniform & cover the dark base.

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

I personally did not clear coat it. I want it to have the ‘weathered’ look eventually and naturally, so I just did the coats of color and left it alone.

Now it is our master in the corner I was saving for my sitting area!

Refinishing an antique vanity - NovaturientSoul.com

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