I left the babes and hubby at home for few hours last weekend to go thrifting since I am really in need of pieces for my booth. It was such a disappointing day, only finding this mirror, which actually ended turning out really cute. At the time though it was my only find after several stops until I came across an estate sale sign. I love estate sales! What’s even better is when I walked in the front door, the lady who greeted me announced that everything was now 75%off! What’s even better than that?
I won’t ask you what’s EVEN BETTER than that, but it was only $40!!!
This totally made deserting my boys worth it! It needed quite a few minor repairs first. Several pieces of veneer had popped off and several more areas of veneer were coming loose, but I fixed it right up!
The original finish was pretty beat up. I knew a fresh light paint job would make this stunning again.
I sprayed it with two thin coats of Zinsser Bullseye Spray Shellac before I even started to think about painting, knowing with those red undertones that this would need a stain blocker. Cherry and mahogany have a terrible tendency to bleed through, but the shellac takes care of that.
I found a nearly full can of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White in the garage, so that’s what I used for this update. (Two coats, followed by a coat of clear soft wax to seal.)
The lines on this lovely dressing table are so beautiful and I think the paint really accentuates that…
I don’t usually do really heavy distressing on my pieces, just enough to give them a little bit of a time-worn feel.
I spray painted the original hardware with Rustoleum Heirloom White in satin and sanded them a bit:
How about some beautiful fresh flowers to add romance to this beautiful piece?
Ok so they’re not fresh, they’re totally fake, but I had to bring some color into my house and my hydrangeas won’t be in bloom for another four months!
I found that tray in the booth next to mine, and the pitcher was a $1 at an estate sale.
Looks perfect beneath my PB knock-off Summer House sign!
Even if we are in my dining room. 🙂
It makes me want to ditch my china hutch and find a beautiful sideboard with those same gorgeous curves.
More phony flowers on my dining room table. That happened yesterday when I was at Hobby Lobby minding my own business on the hunt for hardware for another project, and the next thing I knew I was in the floral aisle! I was out the door $74 later and I never even bought what I went in for! I don’t care if they’re fake either…they look like Spring! That silver urn was a $5 estate sale find. See why I love estate sales? I always come out with something.
I love how this turned out. I really wish I could keep it!
I’m cooking up something fun for March. I’ll be back later this week to tell you all about it!
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