Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gilded Gray Vanity

Happy Thursday!  I am SOOOO excited today because Barb will be arriving later today!  I am headed out to downtown Frederick with Emmy and Barb's family.  After that I plan to force Barb and her family to watch the American Idol results with me. ;) And Friday we are all headed to the barn for Barb's book signing! YAY!  I am also excited today because our tile is going down on our kitchen floor.... SWEET!  Hopefully Monday I can share some pictures with you- I will not have a post tomorrow, just too much going on; I hope you understand!

Anyhow, before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to share one more makeover with you.  I recently purchased this vintage vanity from a local who contacted me because she heard what I did.  She was the same lady I bought the beachy milk paint dresser from, as well as 3 other dressers that will be coming soon!  Here is the sweet vanity I purchased in its before state...

I am always a fan of gray and gold and have used it on a couple of pieces before, and decided this was a perfect piece for that combo as well.  I painted it with Paris Gray chalk paint, lightly distressed it, waxed it, and then added French Gilding Wax in Empire Gold to make the details pop and add a little glam!  I gave it a buffing all over with a rag, and here is the result.





I love the subtle touch of gold!

Well, I am off to have a fun-filled busy weekend, hanging out with Barb, working at the barn, cooking out with friends, and then finally headed to Lucketts Sunday with Sarah!  Good times!  Hope you have an amazing weekend!
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50 comments:

Storywood Designs said...

Gray and gold is one of my favorite combos! Love the vanity and good luck at the sale this weekend - and have fun at Lucketts! -Holly

cindy the cottage chick said...

What a beautiful piece Cassie! I'm off garage sale-ing today in hopes of finding some dressers. The pretty ones on craigslist are too pricey to flip!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looks so good Cassie! I like the touch of gold with the gray. Have a fun weekend!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Loving the gray, the detail on that piece is awesome

Andrea said...

Cassie, enjoy you busy weekend. I love the vanity. The gold adds the perfect touch. Can't wait to see your tiled floor!

Andrea said...

Cassie, enjoy you busy weekend. I love the vanity. The gold adds the perfect touch. Can't wait to see your tiled floor!

Julia Konya said...

Love the vanity. Gold and grey is perfect for it. Have a great weekend busy girl!

emanuelle said...

Looks beautiful! The idea of a golden touch - a revelation!!!
I like it very much. New look of this furniture is fabulous!!!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

I loveParis grey and the touches of gold are just beautiful. I would to try that gilding wax. I'm sure it's not available here!
Have a lovely weekend with your friends.
Fiona xx

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Perfection. Have a great weekend! xo

Cathy Wall said...

Have fun with Barb, a successful Barn Sale and a great week-end! Of course the vanity is perfection... :)

17 Perth said...

I have never used gray and gold together--but I love it!! I'm going I paint my nightstands a light shade of gray..and I now think I know what I am going for with the knobs! Thank you!!

17 Perth said...

Oh yeah---have a great great weekend!! Sounds like its going to be a great one!

Atta Girl Amy said...

I am all about gilding after playing around with gold leafing lately. I definitely want to try gilding wax, too.

The gray/gold combo on your vanity really works. I've seen some very high-end Swedish pieces sporting this look.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a sweet vanity! Love the gray with touches of gold! ... Have an awesome weekend. See you Sunday!

Lesley said...

Have a great weekend! Sounds like a ton of fun. :)

Catherine said...

So beautiful! I think I need to have a go at gilding...

pam {simple details} said...

Gray and gold = perfect! Actually, I can't think of any color that I don't like with a bit of gold...well, maybe yellow! You could probably make that look good too! :) Happy weekend!

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

SOunds like a fun time! Love this vanity - I want something similar to this for Josie's room someday!

Sara Hall said...

I love all your furniture re-dos! I live near Harrisburg, PA and I'm sooooo gonna convince my husband that we need to take a day trip down your way for the June Barn Sale!

Twice Nice said...

Love the gold accents. Good luck with the Barn sale and have fun with Barb!

Rita said...

Beautiful as always! And so jealous of you getting to see Barb! For me that would be like meeting a big time celebrity. She is literally living my dream and inspires me to do what I do everyday! Please tell her she has an awe struck fan in Irving Texas who would DIE to stand in line and get an autograph book signed. That would mean Santa was real!! Ok, you don't have to tell her that but just know I really wish I could be there and meet you both in person. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can't wait to hear all about it ;)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's just lovely! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Dana Frieling said...

Ohhh, can't wait to see your floors!

sarah m. dorsey said...

Such a gorgeous piece (as usual!) I've only stopped in Lucketts once, but loved it so I'll definitely be coming more often when we move back (hopefully soon!)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Immediately forwarded this post to my daughter. She has a vanity from her husband's grandmother that is almost identical. She had mentioned she would like to "try" painting something with Chalk paint and this could be it.....if husband allows!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It looks so great in grey! It sounds like you have a fabulous weekend ahead, enjoy it my friend!
(I need kitchen updates!!!)

Patricia Gordon said...

I just started following your blog and I love this vanity - it would be perfect in my bedroom.

Alison @ Rubylicious Bespoke said...

Beautiful Cassie. I'd love to try gilding wax, wonder if I can get my hands on some here?
Have a great weekend, sounds jam packed x

Vintage Prairie Style said...

very, very lovely! enjoy tomorrow!
keya

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Awesome, Cassie -- love the touches of gold and that you kept the original hardware!
xo Heidi
PS -- have fun!

Gwendolyn Whitfield said...

The little touch of glam makes that baby sing!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Marlen said...

wow, Barb wrote a book?! Congrats to her, that's so amazing! and holy cow, what a lick of paint can do,huh? that dresser is completely transformed!

xo Marlen
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Kelly said...

The gold + gray is so fab. Have fun today!

Jesse Bodine said...

You are going to have a blast this weekend!!! And I just saw your floor on IG and I L-O-V-E it! Seriously, great choice!!! And anything with a pop of gold on it is fabulous! ;) Love it!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Gorgeous! That color is beautiful!

Hetty said...

Just the information I needed! I have to get some gilding wax - love a touch of gold!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love those gold touches, too! It's a gorgeous piece, Cassie. You just get better and better!

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno said...

Gorgeous!!!! As usual... :)

Allison said...

Beautiful! Love the touch of gold. Have fun with Barb! That is exciting that you two get to spend time with one another. Enjoy your weekend Cassie!

Lyn Moon said...

You do such beautiful work. I love looking at all your different pieces. You're very lucky to have a place to sell it. It's nice to see someone else enjoy painting furniture as much as I do. If you get a chance look at my blog. repurposed4life.blogspot.com.

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

That reminds me of the vanity I had growing up. Awhhh...memories!! xo Kristin

Ali Richardson said...

I love this, I want this!!!!!! So pretty! Happy weekend friend :)

Jane Craske said...

She needs to live in my house. We would be really happy together.

Miss Charming said...

Love the classic gold touch. It really made this beautiful piece.

And such a busy girl! Have a terrific time at Lucketts, Cassie. Someday I would love to rummage through all the booths there.

Michelle Scheibe said...

Yay for the new floor!

Have fun with your busy week-end!!

Jessica W said...

I love the gilding. I recently learned about it at a chalk paint class, it could be used in many places for sure. Have a fun weekend friend!

christina said...

wow! job well done!

Good Time Charlie said...

You find the best pieces! I love the hint of gold on the details too. What a fun weekend, hope you find tons of cool stuff!

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

Beautiful piece! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! I hosted a book signing party for a friend this weekend. Hope your friend's went well! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle