Okay, so meet Elise:
I started washing her down and then followed up with two coats of clear shellac. Then, I got out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. Thought it was fitting for this pretty lady.
After the paint dried, I wiped certain areas with a wet rag to remove some of the paint without damaging the wood:
|Close up of distressing|
I also used some fine grit sand paper. Then finished up with two coats of clear wax and a little dark wax to add to the distressing.
Here's her back side. Almost as pretty as the front, right?:
Isn't that lovely how the wood curves. They really don't make furniture like they used to. I did clear shellac to seal the wood on the back, too.
I can't resist showing you a close up of this great silver tea pot my Mom found for peanuts. I don't think they knew at the store that it was silver. I particularly love the B and that it was by Benedict Silver - my hubby and son's middle name.
|Benedict Silver Teapot|
Well, there she is. Back in the day, she was a lovely vanity, which I'm sure she'd love being again. I also think Elise would be lovely in an entry way with a big chunky mirror and a basket underneath, there to welcome you as you come in.