A Teenage Turquoise Touch To A White Vintage Vanity

I painted this


awhile back to this


I regretfully either didn’t take photos of the ‘during’ or misplaced them,   so only before and after…


I first took a stencil and used Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Putty (a greyish color)  to create a raised design on the 4 drawer fronts.  When it dried I painted the whole vanity white using CeCe Caldwell Chalk/Clay paint (color Simply White) .


The chair was a layer of Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate AND some Putty brushed on,  then when dry brushed over with the Simply White, then sanded, then sealed.   LOVED this chair finish when I created it, my inspiration for the  table/chairs that I recently completed for our new home


When the white dried I sanded, which revealed that lovely raised pattern –  then updated those retro handles using Caromal Reclaim Mocha as the base then a metallic silver blend over top. As usual,  a few Swarovski added 🙂


Fast forward –  the chair sold, the vanity has not.

My sixteen year old daughter just finished school and is going to work the summer with me –  it will be good for her,  she loves what I do and actually has a very good eye!  Plus, every teenager needs a funding source, right?

One day we discussed our soon to be  house move, and how she really could use a place to get ready (aka primp) in the morning.

I gifted her with the white vanity 🙂  (didn’t really cost me anything, right?)

She added a little personal touch to make it her own –


A  brush of  her present FAVORITE color –  American Paint Company SURFBOARD,  over the drawers and pulls,  then sanded back again…


Sweet Sixteen Bling…


and then I gave her an extra chair I had and she painted that Surfboard as well –


Bling on the back 🙂


she redid the seat too, and added trimmings…


Sealed with APC Topcoat Finish…


then more jewels for Jules!


some trim…



Just right!


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One response to “A Teenage Turquoise Touch To A White Vintage Vanity

  1. Your daughter certainly does have the knack of color….very nice

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