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There are a lot of old pieces of furniture that are replicated from antiques. Many are beautiful and many could use a major face lift. This vanity was in pretty good shape except for the finish. The finish was worn down to the wood and damaged on the top. This is a vanity that I found several years ago for my daughter. I had one similar as a little girl but mine had three mirrors that adjusted. I decided to stain it for her as her furniture was white. We did our research to use chalk painting and found that it was expensive. I decided to try using acrylic paint. Art teachers as myself, use acrylic paint on just about everything as it stays on forever! We used several coats on the old pine furniture as it took awhile to cover. You can get a glimpse of the wood on the drawers that are sticking out on the first photo with me in the background. I took a photo of her old bedroom, you can see the vanity in the corner. We put together this bedroom using all recycled pieces as well. Being a teenager, she wanted an update a couple of years later.)
After several coats of acrylic paint and allowing it to dryer in-between new coats using a small and medium brush, it turned out quite well. I put a clear polyurethane coat on top of the dry white acrylic a couple of days later.
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Hello and thank you for visiting our site. I am Andrea and I am glad to venture outside of my day to day teaching box to socialize with others about creating art or designing something special along with recycling or re-purposing old junk into something wonderful. What better way to share what you love doing than blogging about it! In the past I have created many projects from building a platform bed out of old wheels, using plumbing pipe to create cool table base, designing my own and others drapery, taking old furniture and repainting it, framing artwork, sewing costumes, recycling bottles, along with drawing, painting and creating unique clay pieces. My goals are to share with you about creating in many ways. No item out in the world is safe, we can re-purpose it and/or come up with something out of nothing! I look forward to chatting with you! Don't be shy, share your favorite DIY! Lots of love, Andrea