My grandmother's antique vanity has been sitting in my bedroom for quite a long time with a mirror covering the top to hide the imperfections. Every time I looked at it I kept thinking it needed a face lift. Originally my father had painted it years ago when I was a teenager. I have a sort of obsession with taking old meaningful furniture and upcycling with a more modern feel. Unfortunately, it usually takes me forever to turn my ideas into reality...not going to lie, it took me a few months to finish. More because I was busy with the kids and needed a longer screw to fit the new pull. However, this is a really easy project and if you have the time it can probably be accomplished in a weekend.
I'm really excited about this project because it was sentimental and helped pull my bedroom together. It's also where I spend a lot of time in the morning getting ready so why not make it pretty?!
Here's what I needed:
- Modern Masters Metallic Paint - Shimmer (Warm Silver)
- Paint brush (synthetic bristle)
- Clear Matte Paint Sealer
- Drop cloth
- I attempted to use my paint sprayer with the metallic paint. This proved to be difficult because the paint is so thick and even though I thinned it out the spray tended to come out spotty and sloppy. I've read a few other blogs about using a sprayer with metallic paint and either a professional sprayer was recommended or none at all.
- I also attempted using a roller. Modern Masters recommends using a 1/2" thick nap roller. I didn't like the way the paint laid on the wood either so I moved a the bristle brush. This seemed to work the best for me and the brush strokes didn't bother me.
- Modern Masters recommends their Clear Protective Top Coat to seal after drying. I already had the Americana Clear Matte Paint Sealer so I opted for this instead. I found this to be easy since it was a spray (Modern Masters is not).
- For more tips using Modern Masters Metallic Paint here is a link to a Metallic Paint How To blog post.