This beautiful, shabby chic vanity was refurbished by Andrea from Crossroad Creations with Hurricane and White Wax! Read all about it in her latest blog post.

We found this old vanity at an auction and just could not pass it up, even though it was looking tired and dated. After removing the hardware and giving this piece a light sanding, we chose to paint it with Country Chic Paint’s Hurricane.

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I wanted to highlight the details of the vanity but did not want to deepen the colour further. This was the perfect opportunity to try the white wax! I applied the white wax using the wax brush, and then used a lint free cloth to wipe away the excess from the flat areas so that the wax would be brighter in the grooves. I found the wax very easy to work with and am very happy with the results!

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I knew that I wanted to add some femininity to the piece, and chose to do this through my hardware selection. I chose a cute keyhole design with a floral detail for the lower drawers and glass knobs for the upper drawer. I also purchased thin intricately cut pieces of wood from a craft supply store to use behind the glass knobs to give some extra interest. I painted the hardware and wood details the same colour as the dresser and then used the white wax again to highlight the details.

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I am very happy with the outcome of this piece and chose to style it as a cute desk for those small spaces. I will definitely use the white wax again as I think it warmed this piece up and gave it the feminine vibe I was hoping for.

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Happy painting!

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Andrea {Crossroad Creations}

Hi! My name is Andrea, and together with my parents, we own Crossroad Creations in Southeastern Ontario. I feel so lucky to be on this journey with my family and hope you enjoy our creations! We are so inspired by old furniture pieces and reclaimed materials that would otherwise be forgotten. We love to repurpose, restyle and create unique pieces and are so excited to share this passion with you!

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