Thursday, March 7, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake

Every once in a while I get a piece of furniture that makes my heart pound extra hard. This is one of those pieces. I've never before wanted to name a furniture piece, but this one...this one needed a name. While I was working on it, one phrase kept repeating itself in my head over and over again:
"Let Them Eat Cake"
While the phrase may be ridiculously mean in the historical sense, the colors and sheer beauty of this piece made me think of France. Gilded opulence, sparkle, and excess - but oh so lovely!

Here is the before photograph

The detail makes me swoon! But, for precious Miss Scarlett it needed to look a tad more 'little girl'. A VERY LUCKY little girl. The vanity was glorious and even created envy in my 7 year old!

So I got to work and ended up with this:

Oh yes! It's pink inside!

That handsome boy peeking out was a great helper. It is West Texas after all and the wind wouldn't let that door stay open for the picture.

Now for the next piece for the darling little Scarlett. This has been so much fun!


  1. I just love this makeover- you did an incredible job on the finish. It looks so natural! The pink interior is perfect- LOVE!


    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the complements.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love the transformation, great job!

  3. It is so beautiful!!
    Pink inside is perfect,great match to the exterior colour :)

  4. Hi Paula, that is beautiful, love the color you chose and the pink interior is gorgeous.

  5. I love this piece, you are soo lucky to have this!

  6. Beautiful.
    What did you use to paint it, what kind of paint
    And what did you do for the distressing?

    1. Thank you. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white to paint it. I hand distressed the piece and then used Annie Sloan clear wax to seal it and dark wax to create the aged look. Hope that answers all your questions. Have a great weekend :)