A Waterfall Vanity Painted and Painted and….Finally A Home

This waterfall vanity had been around awhile, I finished it at the old store, using CeCe Caldwell’s chalk and clay paint – Simply White

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On the drawer panels I stenciled a damask design in using Caromal’s thicker textured basecoat paint – the color was Putty – a color I love to use under the white chalk/clays…

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To do this you’d stencil FIRST – the Caromal paints stick to any and every surface, so it can go right over your  old piece of furniture – then when it dries paint over it with your chalk/clay paint.  Wait for that to dry then sand the surface and voila, the pattern appears – like those books we had as kids where you’d scratch the coin over something to see your design!

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I did the same thing to the chair, and gave the hardware a metallic facelift and a few sparkles.  I don’t particularly care for the retro look of them, but its more trouble to try to find replacements that will fit so I used what I had

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It sat,  waiting for the perfect customer…   buy me, buy me, buy me!

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Sadly,  no one did and it moved with us to our new store in February.

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Around this same time we were planning ANOTHER move – this time, the place we call home –  we were finally going to have our OWN nest again!

My daughter was the most excited.   At sixteen years old-  it was more important to her than I realized – she wanted to define her own space.  She couldn’t WAIT to paint her walls turquoise…    She needed a vanity of some sort, something more grown up where she could sit and get ready each day…..

Guess what she grabbed?

Yup, she claimed the vanity – and proceeded to make it her own.

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She  used American Paint chalk and clay paint Surfboard, and brushed over the drawer fronts…

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brushed over the hardware …

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added more bling

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prettied up the drawers…

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She took an old chair from my backroom and painted that Surfboard too, embellished it,  even changed the fabric and glued on trimmings…

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Didn’t she do an awesome job?

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Fit for a princess 🙂

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I love that she loves to create…  and shes really good at it!

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She is finally home

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This post has a special place in my heart… when what I knew as our ‘life’ seemingly fell apart a few years ago, one of the hardest things I had to deal with was the guilt I felt in having to uproot my kids from what they always knew as HOME.  Yes, we moved to a temporary nice place, but it was never our HOME.  We were together, we were grateful,  but it wasn’t the same.

My daughter, this week, had to write a paper for English about a turning point in your life.  She left a copy in my room.  It broke my heart to reread her version of our life event –  but I loved this part near the end:

…I am actually thankful in a way for having to go through this mess because it taught me a lot of things. In life there is no way to avoid so called ‘turning points’, whether good or bad you just have to push yourself by…

God blessed us this June, with a new place to call OUR OWN. It was a joy to pretty up my daughter’s room.   The vanity, and my family, have a place to call home!!

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One response to “A Waterfall Vanity Painted and Painted and….Finally A Home

  1. I LOVE what you have done. You should come show off your creativity starting at 8PM CST at Craft Frenzy Friday! http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/09/craft-frenzy-friday-6.html It won’t be a party without you!

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