This vanity is truly fit for a princess thanks to our new limited edition color Ever After, Grey Wax, and Abbey from Painted Home Goods!

I’m always drawn to vintage French Provincial pieces. They’re usually in need of an update from the original cream and gold paint job but are such classic, timeless pieces. When I found this flip top vanity for a great deal I was ecstatic!

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The original finish was dirty and someone had poorly covered the gold trim with turquoise paint that was flaking. I sanded as much as I could and sealed the entire piece with a thick coat of Country Chic’s Tough Coat. While this is typically a top coat, it works great as a base coat and sealer as well. I painted the interior Simplicity and Pebble Beach before using a special mirror adhesive to attach a new beveled edge round mirror.

Country Chic Paint’s new Limited Edition Fall/Winter color “Ever After” was the perfect color to modernize this vintage piece while keeping its classic, feminine charm.

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The paint alone I found to be more purple than I wanted so, working on small sections at a time, I dampened the piece and brushed on Graphite glaze with a damp brush, immediately wiping the excess. Once the glaze was completely dry I applied a little grey wax to give a dusty, aged look. With a pinch of distressing, a little gold paint on the faux lock, and the beautiful original handles back in place this flaking, dingy piece was once again elegant and beautiful.

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French Provincial Vanity Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #limitededition #dusty #purple #desk #vanity #girly #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Provincial Vanity Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #limitededition #dusty #purple #desk #vanity #girly #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Provincial Vanity Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #limitededition #dusty #purple #desk #vanity #girly #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Provincial Vanity Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #limitededition #dusty #purple #desk #vanity #girly #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Provincial Vanity Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #limitededition #dusty #purple #desk #vanity #girly #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture that has become a growing trend. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

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