This is what it looked like when I found it:
The finish was a little worn in places, but nothing a little Chalk Paint could not fix. This vanity is extremely well-built and heavy. I broke a sweat when I helped Mr. Rubbish carry it to and from the truck, even with the drawers removed.
It came with a gorgeous, beveled mirror with a beautiful applique on top and a beaded trim along the edges.
I envisioned this vanity being very pale, but I wanted to highlight the applique and detailing around the drawers. I thought the Paris Gray Chalk Paint was too dark for this piece, so I mixed it half and half with Old White Chalk Paint. The color became the gorgeous, subtle gray I had envisioned.
I used the Old White Chalk Paint on a tiny paint brush to paint the trim around each drawer. I also painted the trim around the mirror and the applique on top with Old White.
I also used the Old White Chalk Paint, thinned with water, to create a whitewash on the existing drawer hardware.
My only advice for mixing paint is to either mix enough paint to complete the job or measure the ratio of each color exactly. I ran out of paint and I still had to do one more coat on the top of the vanity. It took too many attempts to get an exact match of color. I finally did it, but it would have been much easier had I mixed enough paint to start with. What project is ever complete without one or two mishaps along the way? I am very pleased with how the vanity turned out in the end!
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