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Gorgeous Green Milk Painted Waterfall Vanity

This stunning waterfall vanity has captured my Creative Moments Instagram audience to become my most liked post of 2020 so far. I think the green and gold are the reason, you?

A very kind lady offered me the antique vanity in hopes of it getting a new lease on life, thank you Dale! (I can tell you she loved the finished result)

Antique pieces always amaze me with their hand written notes on them. It proves just how hand crafted they really were.

Step one in all my projects is a deep scrub with warm water, mild detergent and some TSP. After scrubbing it down with a small scrub brush inside and out it is rinsed well and left to dry.
Then small repairs are usually needed after the years of service they provided. Below you see drawers reglued using Titebond glue as well as areas of lifting veneer clamped and drying.

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A tip I have for drawers that are warped is after cleaning well and they are …

Fusion roll top desk












When I brought this antique replica roll top desk home, my youngest daughter called it for her birthday gift. She chose a creamy white exterior and her favorite mint for the interior. With these choices in mind I selected Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Laurentien.

but before color could be added I took the entire piece apart to make repairs and scrub well.


once dry, I reassembled the bottom and started applying the color with 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral paint champlain on all the exterior all sides including the under edge - I think it gives a more finished look





the same thing with the inside pieces with the minty laurentien green from Fusion Mineral paint with all hardware removed and cleaned then applied after 2 coats and distressing the edges



In keeping with the vintage look I wanted to add depth to the warm white paint so chose Homestead House dark wax in espresso, shown below on the roll top you can see how it adds depth and dimension and age too.


then all was reassembled and here it is









the original velvet lining is a darker teal, perfect right?


side view shows the espresso wax shadows


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  1. Looks like a LOT of work, but it turned out great. I really like the soft aqua blue on the inside with the white on the outside. Nice job!

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    1. thank you, a labor of love for my girl for sure ;)

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  2. Love this. Pinned. Thanks for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go.

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  3. This piece is sooo much better painted! Love how you painted the cubbies the aqua, but oh, what a pain to brush paint! I would have wanted to spray those-you are a patient lady!

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    1. thank you, it actually was much easier taking it all apart to paint ;)

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  4. This piece is sooo much better painted! Love how you painted the cubbies the aqua, but oh, what a pain to brush paint! I would have wanted to spray those-you are a patient lady!

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  5. I love these little rolltop desks, perfect solution to store your laptop and tablets all tidy and neat. I'm still deciding on what color to redo mine in, your combo looks great I adore aqua. Nice Job and thanks for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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  6. Featuring this tonight on the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party. Have a great week.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Shared and pinned! :)

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  8. Me again! :) Just wanted to let you know this will be featured tomorrow at the Farmhouse Friday link party #3!

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