Thursday, February 17, 2011

Antique Vanity

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Day to day I don't wear a lot of make up, but I would happily become a glamazon if I sat at this vanity every morning. Originally, it was a beautiful piece of furniture that had seen it's fair share of use.
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But I think a fresh white pallette is much more appropriate for playing with a rainbow of eyeshadows and lipsticks.
Photobucket The original brass hardware is so beautiful that I wouldn't consider replacing it, and the lovely old mirror is perfectly aged and mottled. Not enough to make it difficult to work at the vanity, just enough to make it interesting.
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Poor Wren has been under the weather this week (notice those rosy cheeks!), but being the sweetie she is has been entertaining Mom and Dad non-stop!
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Cuddling in bed is one of her favorite activities at the best of time, but over the last few days it has been where she spent all her play time, reading time and laughing time.
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Thankfully she is on the mend because Mommy and Daddy can't handle many more restless nights!!

24 comments:

Jaime said...

Holly you make me want to paint everything white. Your work is just gorgeous, always. Please keep sharing and inspiring.

Preppy 101 said...

One request: Please come to Tennessee and redo my home. Thankyouverymuch. {I'll gladly babysit that little bundle of joy while you work away ;-)} xoxo

Holly Austin said...

The vanity is gorgeous, and I hope Wren get's to feeling better soon!

Rebecca said...

Love that vanity! It is beautiful! And poor little Wren! I hope she is feeling better!

amy magda said...

I am in love with this piece! So lovely

amy magda said...

I am in love with this piece! So lovely

The enchanted home said...

LOVE the painted vanity...fabulous looking! Hope the cutie pie feels better soon.....lots going around!

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I so hope you will link this up at my Linky Love Party. Its gorg!

Deb @ Deja Renew

http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

Dana said...

i love this piece sooo much!

http://my3littleducks.blogspot.com/2011/02/glob-it-on-giveaway.html

Chrissie said...

I love the white, so pretty! The original hardware is great, and I am glad Wren is on the mend!

Amber said...

Hope she feels better!! Love the vanity!!

Joybird said...

Glad Wren is on the mend. Nice vanity. I just did a curio cabinet that started life looking very different than the before vanity but interestingly enough has the exact same trim combo. It too is white now.

Brandy said...

Holly,
I feel for you with the restless nights. My 9-month-old Gus has RSV and a double ear infection which has made us couch potatoes and has given me the opportunity to get more snuggle time than usual so its not all bad.
I just love visiting your site and daydreaming about "White Berry-ing" all of my dark, heavy furniture!
Thank you for inspiring me daily!
Love, Brandy and The Imaginary Mouse

Ashley said...

My grandmother, who died when I was 8, had a vanity she used every morning in her bathroom. This post really took me back! The way you revived it is simply stunning! :)

Little Lovables said...

That table is stunning, I love the beautiful details!

And Wren, what a little sweetie. She has got such long legs, but then again my boys and I all run on the short side!

Terrell said...

I simply love this vanity re-do! Way to go y'all! Your re-dos and photos always inspire me sooo much! I hope Wren gets 100% soon...she's seriously the most adorable thing!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

melissasmeanderings said...

How beautiful...I just bought a set of a french provincial dresser and chest and hope I can pull off painting them white in the spring!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I hope you all get some sleep! I remember our ped telling us sleep goes out the window when the baby is sick...still true sometimes and our baby will be 5 soon. Love the vanity, you find the best stuff!

bikim said...

lovely!"
sweet weekend!
Rosa

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

if only i could get my hands on some of your makeovers! i just adore what you do!! so inspiring :) Kate x

hannahholley said...

love love love what you do !!!!

Amanda said...

oh Holly. i know restless nights all too well lately. while on vacation i got the flu. and Jack got the flu. needless to say, my head is so cloudy i probably shouldnt even be trying to put together sentences. BUUUUTTTT, i HAD to say i sure do hope Wren, and you, start feeling better right.this.very.moment. a sick mama and a sick baby are no fun at all. and, it's given me the blues, bad. :( feel better, lovelies.

on a sidenote, the vanity is absolutely gorgeous... and is that your old bed (the now guest bed?) sitting amongst the other furniture i see waiting to be painted?????? *hope so* ;)

Nicole said...

Gorgeous!
What color paint is in the room you have it in? Thanks!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! What color are the walls in that room? I love that color. Thanks!

 
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