Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kidney Shaped Vanity in Country Grey

I was thrilled when I found this elegant vanity at a yard sale.  I love the kidney shape and the carved details on the drawer fronts. 

The finish on the top was damaged and scratched, so I filled the top with wood filler and sanded it smooth before painting.

For this special piece of furniture, I chose one of my favorite colors of Chalk Paint: Country Grey.  Country Grey is one of the colors I picked when I placed my very first Chalk Paint order, via the internet, back in June of 2011 Since then, my love for this sophisticated neutral has never waned.

I wanted the carved, scrolling details to stand out, so I dry brushed Old White over them and then distressed, allowing the wood underneath to show through. To soften the contrast between the Country Grey and Old White, I went over them with a wash made by mixing half French Linen and half water.

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This vanity is no wallflower!  The backside, with its rounded sides and graceful lines, is just as stunning as the front.

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Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

What an awesome yard sale find. You made this so incredibly beautiful. Country Gray is now on my list of next CP buy.

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL piece! You did it justice!

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I think the treatment you chose is perfect. It has such an elegant look, I can imagine an old-time starlet sitting there!

Rooms by Ann said...

I love this piece, It is so very beautiful. I want one.

Danielle @ Antique Recreation said...

What a find! It looks absolutely stunning! Great job!

livinginmyhomeblogspot said...

Bellissimi. Anche io ho comprato come primo acquisto le chalk paint A.S. proprio Country Grey e Old white per un set di due comodini e un settimanale proprio con quella forma che qui in italia si chiama a "fagiolo" sto aspettando che arrivino le vernici e poi metterò le foto sul mio blog...se vorrai passare a guardarle ne sarò onorata. Ti faccio i miei complimenti sei bravissima e hai un gusto eccezzionale. Ti ammiro molto. Complimenti Un salutone da Piera

Unknown said...

Just beautiful! I've never seen this kind of carved detail on a piece like this, how cool that you stumbled upon it at a garage sale!

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful piece, and you made it so much better. I love the colors. Great job!!


Cassie Bustamante said...

well it doesn't get much prettier than that!

Rhonda@Shabby But Chic said...

I absolutely love this! How I wish I could find one half as beautiful!

Anne said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors you choose. Stunning.

Lady of the Woods said...

I'm over from Shades of Amber, this came out absolutely stunning! perfect! luv it!

mariondee-designs said...

Gorgeous vanity! I love the finished look.. i have something similar in shape and am so tempted to paint it now.. take care, Maryann

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love this . I have one of these desks .. Looking at it as I type this .. I was like GREAT ideas on refurbishing this desk........ Thanks for your inspiration .. I love a diamond in the rough .. Well PEARL .. I am the Rusty Peal .. check out my blog if you get a chance........... Love yours

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Adorned From Above said...

I love this vanity. You did a beautiful job. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Unknown said...

Wow!! I've never seen a vanity like this one! It's beautiful! You did a great job on it too! Newest follower! Hugs!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Beautiful piece of furniture and I love the country grey too.

Scribbler said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece! I wish it was mine... sigh.

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