Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mirror, Mirror…….Worth the Effort?


I love vanities!  Waterfall, Deco, whateva!   I’ve recycled a few waterfall vanities with the big round mirror and I love them.    This was my first vanity with a tri-fold mirror.
02 Vanity
As much as I love ‘em they always seem to always have veneer.  Veneer is the enemy.  (I am not quite sure why it was ever used because usually the wood underneath is at least as good if not better…..but you can’t change the past.)

02 Vanity 3
This one was no different – not severe because I’ve seen worse but veneer can be a real bugger.


02 Vanity 2
I’ll spare the lurid details but I fixed the veneer and then sanded, sanded, sanded.

0321 Vanity 2
Tada!  Totally re-foofed and ready for sale at The Stray Cat!

7 comments:

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

You have more patience than me. I HATE veneer!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Veneer is a big drag....working on a piece now that has hunks of it missing. Your vanity turned out beautiful despite the veneer issues! Love it!

Claire said...

This looks amazing-love what you've done with this piece-I'm your newest follower from MMS- stop on by for a visit!

Mandy said...

Most definitely worth it!

Mandy said...

Newest follower L.F. Follow me back if you like.

~~Carol~~ said...

I've never understood the thinking for using veneer on a piece either! This turned out fantastic Maureen, and I think every woman secretly wants one of these. I know I do!

Amanda said...

Thank you for visiting me! I appreciated your comment and stopped by to say so! You did a lovely job making over that fabulous vanity! I would love to know how you fixed the veneer. I avoid it when I can! I look forward to following you!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda