Monday, September 6, 2010

2nd Time Around: Painting a Vanity



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A couple of weeks ago, I shared on 2nd Time Around some of the painted furniture that some of the vendors at the antique mall had painted. I wanted to try painting a piece, but was not sure of my ability to do a good job and sell the piece. I’ve painted furniture for myself, but when you are painting to sell you want it to be perfect.

So, one day I was at a local thrift store, and saw this cute little vanity. Sorry I don’t have before pictures, but I’ll do my best to describe it. The vanity was solid wood, pine, and had  yellow flowers stenciled on it.

I chose black for my first project. I distressed the edges just a little with sand paper. I was not really pleased with the paint finish-I wanted it to be perfect- but decided to sell it as is. I took it to my booth, and had an offer on it the first day! I accepted her offer, and the piece has been sold!

So, now I’m going to have to look for another small piece to paint! LOL


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Thanks so much for stopping by!



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very cute vanity! Not surprised it sold quickly!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well....I think you did a great job! What a perfectionist!! :)

Sharlotte said...

This is precious and sounds like it went through quite a transformation! I love the wonder it sold quickly! Great job!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting Diane.
Have a super week!!

barbara jean

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Diane, thanks for telling me about your painted piece! It looks great & no wonder it sold so fast. Now you will have to do more. Painting things is so easy & such a great update!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I can see why it sold so fast, I just love the style and the finish.

Southern Lady said...

You did a great job, Diane. I can see why you sold it so quickly. I know you'll have fun looking for another piece to paint. Can't wait to see it, too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I think you did a nice painting job, Diane, and obviously so did your buyer! It was a beautiful vanity. I'm glad your business is doing so well -- you have a good eye!

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, i was happy to see your comment from yesterday's post. I was so busy with company this past weekend I didn't get to post on Tuesday. The last of the company left on Tuesday. We celebrated my brother's 50th wedding anniversary. Tons of family and lots of love going on for the long weekend.

I can see why someone snatched up the painted piece. It is awesome. And a lot of work. I have a hard time thinking about painting a wood piece of furniture but I admit it looks wonderful. I am glad your reward for all that hard work was a quick sale. Smile.

Have a happy day.
Hugs, Jeanne

La Petite Gallery said...

Just saw your comment on Pats post about 9/11
My first visit, like your post. yvonne