Monday, April 9, 2012

Antique Waterfall Vanity in White and Wood


I think I love this vanity.
I can't stop taking pictures of it.
This is what it looked like when I got it...
(Of course, in my excitement, I started sanding the top before getting a photo.)

While I liked the grain of the wood, I couldn't resist painting it.
I chose to paint it in ASCP "Pure White."

I couldn't bring myself to cover up all the gorgeous wood,
so I left the waterfall panels natural, sealing with a polycrylic.

I envisioned glass knobs on it from the beginning,
and they look so charming with the heavily distressed paint.

For as old as it is, the piece is in great condition,
sporting all the original wooden caster wheels. Love those!

The drawers are dovetailed in front and back, and they are lined with fabric.
Dimensions are: 44" wide x 66" tall x 19" deep.

And I have to include this picture of the best photo prop of all time.
She loves having her picture taken!

Have a wonderful day everybody!
Linking up at:
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  1. So sweet - both the vanity and your daughter!

  2. What a lovely vanity! Love the waterfall fronts. I think the combination of painted and unpainted wood is quite striking!

    (Visit from Kammy's Corner's Trash2Treasure link party. :)

  3. This is beautiful! I just spent some time going through all your posts and all your pieces are gorgeous!

  4. Lovin' the wood and distressed white!!! Just gorgeous (as is your daughter! Love it when people slip in their kids!) :)

  5. I love this! I love the two toned look! New follower! Come and check us out at too!

  6. beautiful! the dark top is so pretty!

  7. LOVE the crystal knobs,
    and your little girl is sooo sweet!

  8. What a gorgeous piece. I love it. Of course the last shot is the show stopper:) Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I found your project through the newbie party and I'm glad to be your newest follower. Megan

  10. I have always loved these "waterfall" style pieces. This is a great idea, keeping the wood top. I love the knobs!

  11. That is such a pretty vanity! I love that you left some of the wood and the crystal knobs are just perfect. You did an excellent job!

  12. So pretty and leaving the top in the original wood was a stroke of genius. After seeing this I can't believe I let one of these go recently. I could just kick myself. Such a great blog, I'm a new follower!

  13. Very nice. Love the knobs! It looks great with the combo of paint and wood.

  14. What kind of fabric did you use to line the drawers? I've got a waterfall vanity, aching to look just like this one!


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