Friday, December 21, 2018
I worked carefully on preserving the faux grain on the drawer fronts and aprons. Without it I don't think the vanity would be nearly as charming. While most of the vanity was sanded, I used a product on the faux grained areas, that preserved the look of the grain without changing it much. With these pieces, especially one with such an interesting history like this one, I do not try to make it look new. My goal is to preserve it without completely changing it. Protect it without destroying the original look.
As delivery on the piece neared, I needed to put the mirror on, to take pictures, and to test whether it would be stable. As I feared the original brackets were long past usable. The screw holes were wowed out, with no good way to fix them. I had no bracket that I thought would work, and the originals were incredibly short for such a tall mirror. I had these drawer rails in my stash and I hoped they would work as brackets. They did and they are far more stable than the original probably ever were.
Ready for delivery tomorrow to someone who bought it for herself for Christmas!!