Friday, April 24, 2020

Small Vanity and Jewelry Box

    When I found this cute little vanity, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do with it, even though it no longer had its mirror.  I had purchased Dixie Belle Flamingo and fell in love with the color and thought it would be perfect with gold accents.  I also wanted to use Prima Poppy Gardens transfer mixed with Prima Gilded Home and Nature.  I did an accompanying jewelry box with the same transfers and gold gilding wax.
    The jewelry box was sanded and painted.  I then added the polka dots in gilding wax after making a stencil with my Silhouette machine.  I did the drawer sides too, just for a little surprise.  There were only a few knobs left, so I ordered these pretty ones to replace them.  I layered a bee and the word LOVE over the Poppy transfers.  It was then sealed.
     After cleaning and sanding the vanity and stool I used a product to help the paint adhere to the pieces, since they were still a bit slick.  After painting I added gold details to the top and added gold to the legs that makes it looks as though they were dipped in gold.  I used Poppy Gardens and Gilded Home and Nature transfers once again.  I layered a butterfly over one of the poppies and used a crown and the word ROYAL transfer in the middle.  On to the stool, it needed to have the seat fabric replaced and then I added a transfer to the seat.  I waxed over the transfer to help make sure it was protected.  Since a vanity does not get hard wear I am pretty sure it will hold up just fine.  Vanity and stool legs were sealed and now it is waiting for my daughter to claim it.

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