This project is sponsored by General Finishes. I received product for free in exchange for review. All opinions are mine.
Happy Wednesday! Today, I have a treat for you…I have actually accomplished a project in my new home… and guys, this vintage sewing machine turned chic vanity had me running scared! When I signed on to do this months Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest (sponsored by General Finishes), I went on a leap of faith and chose Summertime Blue a color similar to a color that I have been swooning over. I was inspired to go forward with this color based off of THIS piano makeover by Two Thirty Five Design. When I chose this color I did not actually have a furniture piece to makeover in mind. I kept changing my mind and finding excuses not to paint other pieces. Then, I had a moment and as I was rummaging through my furniture, something clicked.
This sewing machine was a Craigslist free find that I begged the mister to pick up for me. I gutted the inside and the door is a faux door. I always thought that this piece had great bones, but I was always unsure about what color to paint or stain it. You can read about that, here.
I recently fell in love with chalk paint, when I painted my Monochromatic Side Table. I really enjoy the ease of how well the paint goes on the furniture. Since I am not one to distress furniture, I applied 3 coats to achieve a clean, smooth look.
This is the before photo of the table. I really like the original stain color, but it was in pretty rough shape. I love how the chalk paint disguised the vertical lines
As, I was preparing to paint the top of the vanity, I realized that I really wanted to incorporate a classic look so I added a faux marble contact paper to it.
This is how it looks in all its glory. Isn’t she PRETTY? We are still in the mist of unpacking so I have not had time to pick out the perfect vanity stool for this piece, but for now, I am enjoying it as it is.
My photos do not do this color justice! Depending on your wall color or other room colors, this color can bounce off light and make it look lighter than it actually is, especially when photographing.