I bought 2 vanity stools at auction a couple of months ago (among other awesome finds... you can see the dresser makeover HERE) and I've finished the first one! Finally. The second one is right behind it, so I should have that one ready to go in a couple of days.
I picked Old White from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) this time. I thought that, with the arms and decorative features of the stool, a nice French County color scheme would look perfect. As you can see, the top of the stool was stained and dirty. It had to go. Also, I hated it. I had some fabric to choose from and, believe it or not, this was a harder decision than the paint color. I KNOW!
I love all these fabrics, but the blue/white/grey-green pattern won out. I am second guessing myself now though. The circles would have given it a French country Pop vibe. What do you think? Should I change it now? I dunno. My cousin, Jill, picked the yellow/black for the second vanity stool. She's painted it and I just have to finish it up!! Psst: It's going to look (Barney Stinson voice) AWESOME!
I painted 2 coats of ASCP and then did some spot distressing. I followed up with clear wax... or so I thought. I guess I didn't clean my brush very well. I had previously used it with dark wax, so the clear wax had a touch of the dark wax on it when I brushed it on. Eh. It looked fine and I was lazy. Actually, it looks great! Happy accident.
So, here was the vanity when I got it:
And here it is today.
I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. There isn't a good place for it in our RENTED house. I may sell it, but, for now, it's the boys favorite seat :-) And they are SHARING. I may faint.
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