(Pre)School’s Out For Summer!

This might be one of my best inventions – it bought me at least ten minutes of down time 😉

Refinishing an antique vanity

For the last week we’ve been having a lot of “fun” installing a stackable washer/dryer in the upstairs closet, and today we passed the plumbing inspection! Huzzah! Now I can finally get started on that large pile of laundry sitting in the hallway! But first I’ll post pictures of my last project: refinishing an antique vanity.

I actually finished this late May, but I’m posting it now because I’m feeling all crafty and handy, and to avoid that laundry mountain. The vanity is part of a bedroom collection that belonged to my Nana and was quite yellowed and chipped. First I cleaned it with TSP to degrease the wood, then I sanded it down and painted it white with sea green drawers. I love how it turned out! We live in an old house without a lot of closet space, so having this vanity has been awesome.

this is how it looked when I started sanding

vanity 1

this is the cats helping me do the sanding

vanity cats

these are the insides of the drawers, which happened to match the sea green paint (wish I could say this was intentional)

vanity drawers

and drum roll…finished product!

vanity done