"EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT"......Ps.127:1a

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ms. Vanity Gets Her Makeover

Remember Ms. Vanity?
We first met when Hubby picked her up along side the road.
She had some problems.
I am not sure if she had mold on her or not,
 but it was obvious that she spent part of her life in a basement.
I sprayed her down with bleach and then gave her a quick sanding.
Now I know that I don't have to sand in order to use ASCP,
but I wanted to get whatever was on her off of her.
Since I sanded her, I think the chalk paint soaked in way too quickly.
Here she is with one coat of Duck Egg before wax.
Just a side note: 
this is the Fifth piece of furniture I did with Duck Egg, and I still have a fourth of a can left.

So sorry about these photos.
I really hope I didn't do too much damage to my camera when I dropped it on the cement.
Sorry Danny:(
They don't seem very bright at all.

Here she is coated with clear and dark wax.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do about the hardware.
I am so glad I left it to its rusty self.
It has a little western feel to it.
I am so happy with the way she turned out.
Hopefully she will go to a good home at my craft sale in November.
No more basement life for her.
Here she is again
BEFORE:
and
AFTER:
A real Trash to Treasure!


Linking up with:

{Primp}In The Old RoadPumpkin,Pie,Painter

 Furniture Feature Fridays

26 comments:

  1. She's a beauty! She'll probably sell in a heartbeat. Great choice in color, and your technique made for stunning results! You must be so pleased with it.
    Liz

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  2. It really turned out beautiful, Tammy! I enjoyed watching you while changing her from rags to riches, so to speak. :)

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  3. I love it! What a great makeover. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  4. She is beautiful! Roadside finds are the best... pure profit collected, or something beautiful for your home w/ minimal investment! Great make-over.

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  5. What a lucky girl she is to get such a great makeover. Can't believe anyone would just throw furniture out!

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  6. That's a great transformation! I'm sure she'll have no trouble finding a good home come November. :-)

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  7. What a beautiful transformation. It's amazing what people throw away. You should submit this to Roadkill Rescue, I bet you would be featured. Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  8. It turned out perfect, and leaving the hardware rusty was the right choice. I don't know what kind of camera you have, but it can be sent in to be recalibrated to its original state. May be worth it, if you're noticing a change since you dropped it.

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  9. I so love that colour!! Great job on a very pretty piece of furniture. Love the new look.

    xox

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  10. Love this piece!And I am loving that color too.Beautiful!
    (((Hugs)))
    Anne

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  11. Looks great Tammy! I can't believe someone would throw such a nice piece away.

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  12. What a wonderful transformation! I Love it Tammy!

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  13. very pretty! I love how long ASCP lasts....

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  14. I love the new look of your vanity. You did an amazing job with ASCP and lots of elbow grease I'd imagine! You did the right thing in leaving the hardware as it was. it adds so much character to your piece.
    So glad to have discovered your blog.
    rita

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  15. Just saw this on thrifty decorating's link party. Cool, I want to find great stuff on the side of the road!

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  16. Came over from Thrifty Decorating to see what in the world have you painted duck egg blue this time! Love it, Tammy! You made the right decision to wash and sand her if there was mold - hope you wore a mask. She is a classy lady now she is no longer a street walker!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  17. SOMEBODY THREW THIS OUT???? What is wrong with people?
    Unbelievably beautiful job Tammy - love it
    XXX

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  18. I'm in a new place and have been buying a few pieces of old furniture (haven't been so lucky as to find side-of-the-road pieces....yet!) Can you tell me what ASPC is? I have not refinished a piece of furniture in YEARS and am wondering if it is as time-consuming and hard as it used to be... I think (?) we used to use paint remover or turpentine, paint it on and wait. Then had to scrape it off, taking multiple times and LOTS of elbow grease. Then sanded and repainted or stained. I have a small piece now that was once, many years ago, stained and then varnished and am wondering if I can just paint over it? Thanks for your help/ideas!

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  19. You saved a wonderful piece ; and she looks much better after you worked on her !

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  20. Jan Shore Rolla MOJuly 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    What a wonderful transformation!!! Really love the lines of this piece! Perfect color choice!

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  21. This is so AWESOME!!!!! I just love the redo....

    Thanks for linking up with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  22. This is so gorgeous I just love it.... so FABULOUS!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!!!

    Check out my Featured Five... your on it... LOVE IT!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  23. I always LOVE your projects, you are so talented! The Duck Egg was the perfect color choice for this piece. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches.

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  24. Love this vanity ... it came out lovely :)
    Francine

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  25. Your revitalized piece certainly looks great! ASCP can help work wonders on old furniture, can't it? :-) Sue

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