Hello again, friends! I am excited to report that the vanity project is moving forward. I learned a few things along that way and it gave me an awesome opportunity to correspond with Kate at Centsational Girl which was pretty awesome since she is kind of a furniture painting celebrity!
Last week I sanded as best I could with a fine sandpaper the coats of polycrylic that had been sprayed on the top surface of the vanity and added a fresh coat of paint.
So while I was waiting for that to dry I worked on the drawers. I had already filled the original holes that were there. Looks like I could have done a better job getting the wood filler in there, but remember this is my first time, the next project I share will have fewer of these rookie mistakes. Once the filler dried I sanded it down. I must say, though, that while these are noticeable in close up shots, you can barely see them when you look at the vanity as a whole.
I enlisted Phil to help me drill holes for the new drawer pulls. I picked up 4 for about $1.60 a piece at Home Depot. He was like a little kid with that drill...we are going to have to find him more projects where he can use power tools!
If you are using a pull with a two screw attachments make sure you measure how far apart the screws are and the measure across your drawer. My screws holes were 3" apart and my drawer was 9" wide. I subtracted 3 from 9 which gave me 6. I then measured 3" from the edge of the drawer on each side and placed my screws there. You will also want to measure from top to bottom on your drawers to make sure both holes are across from each other...so you don't end up with a crooked handle.
I mark lightly with a pencil.
Also remember that I have already waxed my drawers. Wait until paint is totally dry and any other surface treatments are complete before you add your pulls.
While putting the pulls on I noticed an inscription on the bottom of one of them. "Liz and Oot 1941" ...or maybe that second name is "Dot" I am not sure. I wasn't sure quite how old the vanity was, but this might give some clue. Unless someone wrote it on there 5 years ago as a joke. Let's hope not, I would like to think that this vanity was a treasure in someone elses home before it was in mine. ( hopefully they wont mind that I painted it....)
Here's one drawer all finished. You will have to stay tuned to see the finished product. I did some more work on the top this weekend that I will share with you soon. Just have a few last things to get wrapped up!
Any projects you are working on? Have you ever found evidence of people from that past on something you currently own? I want stories! How about your Easter weekend? Did anyone cook up something yummy...if so tell us about it in the comments section and leave a link to the recipe if you can!