It's another vanity....I hope you don't tire of my posts of them. This one caught my eye because of her long, spindle legs...all 8 of them. When I went to pick her up, her owner mentioned it had been his mother's dressing table. It was purchased from Hathaway's in NYC in the 1940s. I have such a romantic feeling about old New York...my heart melted.
Isn't she lovely?
I had her for about 6 months before starting the 'relove'. Some of you are so talented and can see the vision right away. Sometimes it comes easily for me, but this one took awhile.
I decided on a base coat of Old Ochre and a top coat of Paris Gray. After distressing, I added a very subtle wash of Old White...just to give the Paris Gray a little variation. Clear and dark wax finished her up.
Unfortunately, I didn't take a 'before' shot of the top. It wasn't in terrible condition, but needed some love. Here it is after the stripping, sanding, and staining.
I swoon when I see this. I asked my Facebook Family what they thought I should use on the top, wax or poly. What do you think they voted for and what do you think I decided to do?
I finished her up with the original hardware...I think the patina from the hardware ties in the deep color from the refinished top.
On another note, I hope you all know that I really appreciate your comments, both positive and constructive. I don't know all there is about 'reloving' furniture, but I am eager to learn. I try to share my travels with each project so you can hopefully glean something from my thought process. If, however, you would have done something differently, please, please share. We can all learn from each other, in my ever be it so humble opinion and that's what I would like this blog to be about...learning and growing in our craft.
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