Monday, February 7, 2011

Excitement on the Horizon

This has been a busy time around here and the next few days will be more of the same! This weekend I FINALLY started a project I have been procrastinating on for months! I finally found the time to tackle it! I'm hoping it turns out as good as I envision, but you never know until it's done. I am trying my best to get it finished quickly. Every spare minute has been devoted to it, but I do have other children do have to eat. And as much as Mr. Rustic loves my work, he doesn't want to become a project widower. Add to all that the fact that I am leaving on Thursday to go out of town and you get an extended timeline. Hopefully it won't take too long! Don't worry, I will be sure and share it with you. For now though, I do have a make-over to reveal.

Back in December, my friend Christy brought me a vanity set that she wanted painted. Her daughter is 13 and for Christmas they were redecorating her room. She found a great deal at an estate sale, but the piece was a little too formal for the look they were trying to achieve. (Now don't hate me, but I can' find the Before pictures anywhere.) So, you will just have to imagine what it looked like. But it's the After that you really care about anyway, RIGHT???

Ok, enough delay! Here it is:

It is so perfect for a young lady's room. I know she will spend many hours at this spot in the years to come. Her mom picked out an adorable fabric to recover the bench.

Christy opted for a distressed white finish. I used a glaze to make it look aged. And we kept the original pulls, but updated them with a copper finish.

We also refinished the "fancy" mirror that attaches to the vanity. (Sorry for the poor picture!)

Here's an up close picture of the finish! I am in LOVE with this piece. I hope it is a piece that this young lady will treasure for years to come!

Thanks for stopping by!


Chrissie said...

The vanity looks great. The glazing really brings out the details!

Tara Lauren said...

Thats a great desk! Love the glaze!