I finished this many months ago. It's still sitting in my parent's refinished basement waiting for someone to claim it as their own. I thought that maybe I needed to take some more pictures of the beauty to convince someone to call this theirs.
The vanity is believed to have been manufactured in the early 1920s. All of the hardware, including the wooden wheels, are original to the piece and have remained in their original condition.
The wood was carefully sanded down to its original surface and treaded with a stain and odor controlled primer. I then painted the piece a soft, satin pink. I finished the piece by sanding back from of the paint to reveal the wood beneath. I thought this accentuated the original hardware nicely.
I've pictured the close up of the wooden wheel to show how nicely it accents the furniture piece.
These deep drawers would be a great place to store hair accessories and bulky brushes. The petite drawer on top is prime real estate for lip glosses and make up brushes.
This is a mercury mirror, original to the 1920s. The edges are beveled and the top is adorned with this scrollwork which has bee repeated below.
I am so proud of this little vanity, and wish I could keep it for my own daughter one day... but I live in a very small apartment and my parents are no longer going to store it for free. Do you know someone who has a little lady of their own who needs a sweet spot to perfect their look? Or perhaps you like the vanity for its appeal as opposed to its functionality... it would look great in the grandchildren's guest bedroom or as a focal point to a nursery. Whatever your need, I beg you to take this home with you.
[Nitty Gritty Details: 46 inches wide, 18 inches deep, height (including mirror) 71 inches, and the counter top measures 23 inches tall.]
It is also listed on craigslist, and I'm looking to sell this quickly. Contact me if you're interested.
Just for good measure I thought I would include the before images of this vanity.
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