NEED COLOR INSPIRATION? IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT MOODY BLACK-BROWN. . . I HAVE YOU COVERED!
Have you had your morning coffee yet? I’m here to serve you up some Coffee Bean goodness! ☕️
Here’s a modern-moody-black-brown that makes a statement while adding a TON of character to your furniture makeovers, decor projects… and even your walls.
I’m also including a few quick tips that I’ve learned over the years to make painting these vanities and mirrors A LOT faster.
Can’t wait to hear what you think….. this before and after has me smiling from ear to ear.
This vintage vanity is lovely and I really enjoyed working on it. You may remember the matching dresser to this vanity that I restyled before Christmas. If you’d like to take a peek, I’ll include the link in the Related Posts down below.
Black on black. Isn’t she stunning!?!
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COFFEE BEAN VINTAGE VANITY MAKEOVER
My original plan for this makeover was to paint the body and swivel mirror — and have a stained top.
The top was badly scratched so unfortunately (or fortunately… because I really like how it all turned out!) while trying to get rid of some of the deeper scratches, I sanded through the veneer in a few spots.
Not sure the difference between veneer and laminate? I wrote an entire article here.
Plan B. Paint. To stop any bleedthrough and seal the exposed wood veneer, I primed with this BIN Shellac Primer using my go-to 4″ mini foam roller. It took two coats and sealed the wood perfectly. Within an hour I was painting.
I’ve worked on a good few of these vintage vanities in the past. For many years I removed the mirror and disassembled the swivel stand to get a professional finish. I found a MUCH easier way. I leave the mirror in the frame while I paint. If a little paint gets on it the glass/mirror while I’m painting — no worries. Once the paint dries, I use this glass scraper here to remove any paint on the mirror. It works amazing and saves me a ton of time.
Another time-saver is to position the mirror face down on a table or workbench after the frame has been painted and dried. I know this isn’t the prettiest picture but hopefully, it helps in giving you a visual.
By positioning it this way, The swivel frame hangs down and every inch is accessible to reach with a paintbrush or spray gun. If you’re using a paintbrush, here’s a GREAT way to paint spindles without brush marks!
I kept the original hardware painting in Coffee Bean and then giving it 3 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly in Satin. This is my favorite top coat for hardware because it’s durable, fast-drying and super easy to apply.
It adds a touch of whimsy design while keeping it sleek and elegant.
Loving all this detail and this gorgeous Coffee Bean brown-black!
For the top coat, I sprayed two coat of this Clear Coat for a perfect satin finish.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS ‘COFFEE BEAN’ PAINTED VANITY … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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