I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found this piece at the St. Vincent thrift store last month. This beautiful Thomasville vanity was sitting behind a stack of furniture, just waiting for me. I knew the moment I saw it, that this was going to be February’s item. To all you avid readers, it can be Yours FREE! Just visit St. Vincent de Paul’s Facebook page and let them know about your favorite SVdP purchase. For one lucky winner, this great sideboard will be theirs to decorate their home with.
I first started off by filling in the dented areas with wood filler. I removed the decorative front knobs, the remaining hardware, and the wood organizers that lined the top opening. I decided to remove the boards so that I could make room for one lined space. This just felt more open and made lining easier.
I ended up removing the interior mirror. I don’t think you can see from the picture, but there was a crack in the corner and when I unscrewed the mirror, the whole thing cracked. Uh oh! Crumbling mirrors, not so fun! I used wood filler to cover the screw holes, sanded the entire piece and started painting.
I chose a very light grey from Behr called Silver Drop, and added Floetrol to reduce brush strokes. After 24 hours I added four coats of poly to better protect the vanity.
The wood filler: