I've been lucky to find French provincial lingerie chest, desk, vanities, chairs, and chests of drawers. Most of the time they don't last very long and sell particularly well in my area.
This week I visited a new antique store in Beaumont and to my surprise found a French provincial desk with the chair to match! Both desperately need a make over and as soon as I get caught up with my other painting they will get a new look.
I am posting the make over of a vanity today that I painted with peacock by Paint Couture, lace embossing, stenciling, and glazing to change it up a bit!
Here is a picture of the vanity BEFORE -
Embossing is a great application for hiding flaws on your furniture. But it's also a great way to add texture to a piece.
A good trowel is important for accuracy and smoothness. My favorite trowel is this one:
Here is the Embossing Medium by Paint Couture:
It reminds me of cake icing!
And the process of the vanity began here .......
Painted with peacock and drying.......
Embossing medium applied with lace .......