I have a super crafty friend, Suzie. Actually, I think my desire for rustic and country-ish things comes from her. You see, her family is CRAZY crafty. Like so crafty, they have a craft sale each year for Christmas, and attending it is the way I kick off my Christmas season.
They decorate a barn with all the lovely things they have handcrafted and then you get to buy from their selection. It’s so much fun! Anyway, this friend was redoing a bathroom vanity in her house with Annie Sloan supplies and since I am too
cheap frugal to buy the real deal, I asked if she would let me share her work here.
After letting that dry (with a fan blowing on it) for about an hour and a half, she applied a thick coat of Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint.
When the drying process was complete, Suzie used some coarse sandpaper to give the vanity the desired distressed look. She then wiped the vanity with a damp cloth to remove any of the sanding residues. Finally, with a short, stubby brush, the Annie Sloan Wax was applied to the piece. This gives the piece more durability and resistance to the water that will come into contact with it in the bathroom.
The piece was finished up with some Satin Pewter and Crystal Knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. This is the best place to buy knobs. They are a fraction of the price of the ones in most any hardware store.
Aren’t they perfect for this piece??
And now…the finished product.
The new-look on this old vanity is perfect for Suzie’s beach-themed bathroom!
Don’t you just love the power of paint!?