Friday, May 23, 2014

A rosewood vanity and a swizzle stick

This vanity had been stored under a house (or in a shed?) for a while. I forget exactly where Katie said it had been but it was definitely needing some love. She was nearly going to give it away but then she found me.  I painted her large pine bookcase, some small side tables and this rosewood vanity.  I am also looking forward to painting an old kitchen hutch for her down the track. It's always lovely to have repeat customers.


Lilyfield Life painted dressing table ASCP Paris Grey


The vanity was sanded smooth and cleaned well. I then painted it in ASCP Paris Grey. I used ASCP pure white to paint the trim around the drawers. I would normally do this free hand but I ended up using blue painters tape for a neater edge on this piece. I also painted the trim and decorative centre on the backing board white.  The pieces was then waxed and buffed for a loved deep sheen.

Lilyfield Life painted dressing table ASCP Paris Grey

I don't have a before photo of the vanity but this matching stool will give you an idea of the timber and the state of it.  The stool has also been painted grey and I re-covered the top with a grey/green fabric Katie had on hand.


Katie is so happy with the painted vanity and says it now takes pride of place in bedroom, It did come with the original triplicate mirror but we decided that it looked better with out the attached mirror (the mirror really dated the piece) so she is using the centre mirror in her girls'' bedroom. I also painted the mirror in grey.

I also wanted to share a sweet little thing my daughter did for me. I was sitting down a few weekends ago and asked her to bring me a glass on water. This is what arrived.  


She used a frangipani from our garden and a skewer to make a little swizzle stick. I like her thinking. You could easily use this at a  garden dinner party for a nice little touch. I love that my daughter does nice things for me and makes an effort. Such a sweet girl.


I've got some lovely custom paint jobs coming up in the next few weeks so I'm looking forward to sharing them with you. 

Enjoy your Friday!
Fiona

7 comments:

  1. I love the outlined drawers...I am beginning a piece and just might "borrow" that idea...Hope you don't mind! And your daughter is so thoughtful and creative to bring you some water with such a pretty swizzle stick! The apple doesn't fall from the tree!
    xoxo
    Robin

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    1. Thanks Robin, isn’t she a gorgeous girl? I’m looking forward to seeing your drawers – always love your pieces so go right ahead!
      Fiona

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  2. that vanity is beautiful! love the shape and you finished it perfectly!

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    1. Thanks Cassie – such gorgeous old pieces. Why don’t they make furniture like this anymore? Hope you’ve had a good week
      Fiona x

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  3. Your pieces are always so smooth and beautiful! Love the color and the detail.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie – lots of sanding is my key.
      Have a lovely weekend
      Fiona

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  4. I love what you did to the vanity! Love all your work.

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