My mother picked this vintage vanity up at a yard sale years ago for $2. I've been using it as an extra table here and there, for jewelry, as a bar, bookshelf, whatever was needed. When we moved earlier this year I decided to use it as my vanity, something simple, with one little drawer. But it needed a bit of work first.
I stripped the paint off, which took quite a while, there were a few layers of it. I also took off the knob and arms on the front, those are for attaching fabric for a vanity skirt. I wanted it open, so away they went. I then stained it a few times and left it at that for months.
Then this weekend I decided it was time to finish it. So I gave it a couple of coats of leftover paint from the bathroom, leaving select exposed wood areas for a more modern look.
I love the way it turned out, and the navy and brown compliment each other nicely.