Holly from By The Stand gave this old vanity a new life with the color Elegance, Grey Wax, and some shiny new knobs!

Let me start by saying that I have wanted a makeup vanity for some time now — actually, a long time now.

Our home didn’t really have enough space for a vanity. . . BUT, we bought a new home, so that means a new space and a whole lot of room for more DIYs! Can you tell I am beyond excited!? Although the bathroom in our new home is a bit smaller, our master bedroom is enormous, so that means that I can finally get the one thing that I have always wanted — a makeup vanity.

Not just any makeup vanity, though. I wanted a real hunk of junk. Something that I could put my mark on. So I headed out to my favorite antique market in the world to find a dilapidated piece that needed some lovin’ and that is just what I found!

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This little gem had seen its fair share of bad days. The veneer was all chipping and peeling. She was in bad shape, but I knew with a lot of elbow grease and some amazing paint, I could give this piece a whole other life!

This is where my good friends at Country Chic Paints come in. I knew I wanted a paint that would be able to take on this beast of a vanity and really make it like new.

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I also wanted paint that was easy to use and would leave an amazing finish on the vanity. From the very first time I used a Country Chic product, I was hooked.

First thing’s first though, I had to get this vanity ready to paint. This was no easy feat.

Since, like I had said earlier, the top layer of wood was peeling off really bad, I decided to chip away at it and remove it. This proved to be a harder task than I initially thought. The glue was still pretty strong in some spots.

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I used a chisel and as well a palm sander and within a couple of hours *cough* four *cough*, I had it all off. Underneath the top layer of wood, the remaining wood was in really great shape!

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Once I sanded everything down, it was time to start painting — my favorite part!

Since I just spent four hours of my life breaking my back and killing my arms to get that veneer off, I knew I wanted a paint that will hold up over time. Country Chic Paint was a great choice for this project and the color I chose was Elegance. It is what I like to call the most elegant shade of blueish-grey. I love blue and grey and this shade is a perfect mix.

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I painted the entire vanity and the drawer fronts and let this dry for 12 hours. I only needed one coat 😀 That is how you know you are working with an amazing product! After the paint had dried, I went over some of the edges and a little bit on the top with Country Chic Grey Wax.

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I wanted to give the vanity a bit of definition. I am not a fan of the flat paint look and I have to say that the Grey Wax from Country Chic Paint is my new favorite of their waxes. I have put this on so many pieces in my home! Love it!

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Just look how great this Grey Wax looks of the edges of the feet!

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I picked up these chic knobs at the market, too. Love them! The vanity didn’t have any drawer pulls, so I had to make my own holes. This is super easy to do. Just measure to find the center and middle of the drawer front. Then, drill a hole using a drill bit that matches the width of your drawer pull screw.

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I also found an adorable little chair at the same market that was the perfect size for my vanity… it also needed a little love, though.

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I am so in love with my new vanity! I have been doing DIY for a while now so I know the difference that amazing paint can make. The proof is in the pictures!

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What do you think?

I love that there are plenty of drawers for storage. This piece is everything that I was looking for and I am glad that I got to put my own touch on it.

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If you like this vanity, feel free to Pin it or share with your friends!

Be sure and check out some of the other amazing products from Country Chic Paint and get your hands on some of this awesome stuff!


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Holly {By The Stand}

My name is Holly and I am wife, mother and DIY crazthusiast. That is my own little word because enthusiast just doesn’t seem to cut it for me. You see, I am crazy about DIY. I will DIY absolutely everything I can rather than buy it. There is nothing more satisfying than making and creating with your own two hands, and there is nothing more soothing than the sound of a palm sander or mitre saw.

I love my power tools! I believe that a gorgeous coat of paint can bring anything back to life, and with the right attitude and perseverance you can handle whatever life decides to throw at you. I know this because I am living proof — I was a dental assistant for 11 years until I made all my DIY dreams come true.

You can follow me and my DIYn’ ways over on my blog By The Stand. (www.bythestand.com) Hope to see you over there!

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