Since I posted my very first Vanity on here I've had overwhelming response. It's really amazing what a comeback vanities have made. More and more women are looking for one for that special corner in their 'boudoirs' ! It's really no surprise that something so pretty and so feminine would never go away completely.
Here is another I was working on for a Client. She wanted this for her teenaged daughter who is into those pretty and feminine things.
Here is what I had to work with. An ordinary writing desk. Ordinary yes, but still very nice in it's own right. (and REEEEALLLY GLOSSY) auughhhh!
You can't beat a good sander and bonding primer!
After it was painted and sealed, came the fun part,
dressing it up nice in preparation for..
her Photoshoot !
I opted for simple old antique handles.
The brown/rusted colour matches the skeleton keys under the glass.
She's even beautiful on the inside.
and a little Vignette
(all ready for Funky Junk Donna's Vignette Party this weekend ;-)
Here is a little sneak peek of something I am working on. I am refinishing a desk for a client. She requested the desk to be a viridian green to go with another piece she has in her home. This was no easy feat! Matching something to something else I have never seen is not easy at all. BUT... I think I managed to do it!
Here is the desk before.
(great shape ... ok colour)
The viridian green was too flat and uninteresting by itself. It needed texture.
Here is a door that was painted just the green. The rest of the desk had been done already
(click on pictures to enlarge)
I used the most interesting tool. I LOVED working with this wood grainer. This little handheld thingamagigger just puts the wow into any flat wooden piece.
After it's all painted and dried, mix up a glaze and paint it on.
I wiped down the glaze and then pulled it with a dry brush.
The wood graining tool comes with 2 edges that you run across the surface to put the fine grain in first.
and then comes the fun part... just look at this grain!? The wood graining tool comes in a half moon shape. To get the desired grain, you simply rock the tool back and forth while dragging it down the surface. If you don't like it, paint on some more glaze and drag it again.
a sneek peek !
( looks like a different colour in different lighting)
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Toronto - Canada. I have two amazing daughters. Real beauties.
I work, I play, I renovate, I cook, I bake, I craft, I garden, I feed fur face and I take out the garbage.
For some reason I just can't seem to keep busy enough.
I live in a home that I lovingly refer to as 'The Money Pit'. There's always something to fix, paint, sand down, build up or move around.
Would I change any of it? Nahhh. Afterall what else would I do with my spare 8 mintues a day?