Now, on to the vanity post. My sis and her family will be moving in with me for a little bit starting next week. With one bathroom, I was worried about the Olympics that would take place for everyone to get ready in the mornings. That's when it hit me, Bill had left a vanity in the house that he said I could give a coat of paint or three. After going to Lowe's and holding the can of red paint in my hand, I finally went for it. I committed. I went back to Lowe's and bought a quart of "Gloss Sunrise Red" oil paint.
I sanded the vanity and gave it a good cleaning before moving it inside to start painting it last Friday night.
It was a little beat up, but I knew she'd be a beauty once she was done. I gave her three coats so far. I may give her another later on, but three was what I could get done over the weekend. It took all the self control Luna had not to jump on it while I was painting it. There's no way I was leaving it unattended during the week for her to lose control and run rampant like I know she would.
My friend happened to have a stool she wasn't using anymore that she said would be a good pairing with the vanity. At first she said I could borrow it, but then later said it was all mine to do with as I pleased. I grabbed some of the fabric I'd mentioned in a post from last year (from Heather Bailey's collection) and headed down the street to Lowe's AGAIN. The closest match I could find was Valspar's "Ocean Soul" aqua colored gloss spray paint. (Yes, again with the spray paints.)
Here's what the stool looked like before (without the cushion):
After a few coats of the spray paint, she was quite bright. This picture makes it look like a brighter blue, but it's really an aqua, trust me on this one.
She's ready for her close up.
Now I have a space in my bedroom to get ready in the mornings. The mirror is a little low so I might put it up on some blocks painted red or something so I'm a little more comfortable when I primp. We shall see. Needless to say, between the oil paint fumes in the house, and the spray paint fumes outside, I had a great weekend! And productive to boot.
PS: After trying to clean oil paint off my hands I googled how to clean oil paint off skin and learned COOKING SPRAY of all thinks will get the paint off. I whipped out the can of Pam and sure enough, it worked! Again, you're welcome.