Im super bummed that i cant find a before pic of this vanity! Im normally pretty good at getting the before pics, i searched high and low and nothing to be found. Sorry!
But, im sure you can imagine the old brown stain that this was covered in making it look old – and not in a good way…
I gave the vanity a light sand just to smooth everything out, the tops were sanded down completely for some fresh stain. The stain i used on this piece was my homemade concoction of vinegar and steel wool that i talked about here. Every wood takes this solution differently – this is by far the favorite color i have gotten with my mixture.
All those little dots in the wood that you can see in the pic below just showed up when i stained it – i loved the look!
After it was all painted and distressed, i clear coated everything in a satin finish.
The knobs are all the originals, i just didnt paint them.
I really love the way this piece turned out, the color is one of my favorites and i have used it on so many pieces since.
Paint = Sherwin Williams Moody Blue
Clear coat = Sherwin Williams Wood Classics water based poly in a satin finish
Distressing technique = Talked about in this post (i used the cabinet scrapers)
Glazing technique = Talked about in this post
Wood stain = homemade solution, talked about in this post