As you can tell by now, I enjoy reviving vanities/desks. So far, the folks in this area seem to appreciate my interpretation on these pieces, as they are readily adopted. A few months ago, a woman contacted me asking me to keep her in mind for a Hepplewhite style vanity. She wanted a dark walnut top and Old White base. When I found this vanity, I snapped it up with her in mind.
But as they say, the best laid plans…blah, blah, blah. See that nasty black ring in the finish?
Hmmm…there must be some way to remove it. So I did some reading about bleaching it out. I followed the steps and here is the bleached top!
LOL! (Although you know I really wasn't laughing much at this stage, right?)
I am now on Day 3 of this vanity. Striping, sanding. bleaching, and now…crying. Ok, RPK, get over yourself and move along to Plan B.
A young woman who loved the softness of the all white adopted her.
As for the other woman who wanted this style vanity with a dark walnut top...well it didn't work out this time for her, but stay tuned!
This was a good reminder that when life gives you lemons, look to make lemonade.
On another note, my father was in the furniture business for most of his life. Whenever we set a glass down on a wood table without a coaster, he would kindly remind us to place something under the glass to avoid a watermark ring. Now I know why. Once the moisture penetrates the finish, the black mark is created.
If anyone knows of an effective way to remove those rings, I am all ears!
For now, if I am looking at a piece to relove, I am totally scouring the top for those nasty, black watermarks!
Thanks for stopping by....