Ta-Da…French Vanity Is Finished

by Sherry
If you have been following along then you read about our four hour trip to buy this vanity.  I have finally finished painting it to match the other bedroom furniture.
Remember what it looked like last week?
Her finish was a little beat up but the cane was in excellent condition. So here she is now….
Now I have somewhere to display my sterling vanity pieces and the vanity has a new home in the sitting room off of the master bedroom.
The carpet is a light cream even though this pictures make it look pink!
This is the bed that started the whole thing.  We bought the bed new in this finish and then I matched paint for the armoire and now the vanity. The armoire was also purchased at auction and was originally painted black.
We have two matching Pierre Deux chest (one seen in the above photo) that also came from a auction. Can you tell I love the deals you can find at auctions?
Sorry about the quality of photos.  My camera is going to the shop next week to see what is going on.
Don’t forget the Open House party that starts Wednesday evening.

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FABBY'S LIVING July 3, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Gorgeous…just gorgeous, I'm loving this piece!! Hugs, Fabby

Richard Cottrell July 3, 2011 - 6:20 pm

the vanity looks so much better and perfect for your room. What a deal. I used to sell some very simular from a company in Atlanta and I pd. wholesale $450.00 and so for $900.00. The company was called Olde World design. I think you did good. Love the cane back.Richard from My Old Historic House.

Karen July 3, 2011 - 6:24 pm

Sherry that vanity is jaw dropping gorgeous and that bed makes me swoon. All of the furniture is beautiful… love it all!

[email protected] Charm July 3, 2011 - 6:28 pm

How pretty…love her style!! Also love the new header…I see several things in the pic on the left that I have here at Coastal Charm.


Anonymous July 3, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Lovely…just lovely. The pieces all blend and comliment each other so nicely.

xoxo Bunny Jean

[email protected] July 3, 2011 - 6:33 pm

Hi Sherry,
I'm headed out to the pool but just saw your post pop up and I had to complement you on your vanity. It's gorgeous and the silver looks perfect! You did a beautiful job. Wish I could say I had completed something this weekend…but all I've done is cook and eat! LOL


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions July 3, 2011 - 6:44 pm

It looks great, Sherry! That is a really nice color, too. The glass on the surface is a good idea; easier for cleaning.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) July 3, 2011 - 6:50 pm

The vanity is absolutelys tunning. What a beautiful piece and the silver pieces look gorgeous displayed on it. I love that bed and armoire also. Great finds. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

Poppy July 3, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Oh my goodness! this looks sooooo beautiful! I love how you highlighted the detailing at the edges… it's a dead match with your gorgeous bed and armoire. Your sterling vanity pieces found a perfect home! I'm drooling over your gorgeous armoire as well… an absolutely sterling piece!Thanks for sharing.And I have to say that I love your new header picture. Happy 4th to you!~Poppy


Kathysue July 3, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Sherry she is gorgeous, gorgeous and another gorgeous, I love the unique caning, it is amazing what great condition it is in. Beautiful addition to your lovely room. Happy 4Th !! xo Kathysue

NanaDiana July 3, 2011 - 7:03 pm

Sherry – OK-It was definitely worth the drive…and I'll bet your hubby is glad now that he went without hesitation. It looks absolutely beautiful. I would snap that piece up in a heartbeat too! I also love your bed and armoire! The room looks great! xo Diana

Miss Char July 3, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Ok…I'm in love. That piece was beautiful when you got it Sherry and now with its new look its stunning. Your bedroom is past magazine quality with this new addition.

Chari at Happy To Design July 3, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Hi Sherry…

Ohhh my goodness, Sherry…your french caned vanity turned out just gorgeous! The creamy, distressed finish is perfect…I love it! Ohhh…I'm swooning for sure! I still can't believe your good fortune in finding this piece…especially since it goes with your bed so well! My friend, you really do have some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture that I've ever seen! Your bedroom is french perfection!!! Still tickled pink for you, dear friend…that you found this fabulous french vanity!!! Thanks for sharing your pretties with us…ahhhhh!!!

Best wishes for a Happy 4th of July to you and your family, dear friend!


driftwoodesign July 3, 2011 - 7:14 pm

I had seen your post about purchasing the darling little vanity and have been watching for the completion. MAGNIFICENT!! perfect for your bedroom, and you'll never forget that day at the auction.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

KATHY July 3, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Your vanity looks just gorgeous!! I love all your silver pieces.


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ July 3, 2011 - 7:40 pm

What a pretty vanity Sherry. Loving the new blog header too~ Happy 4th to you and your family.

Debra @ Common Ground July 3, 2011 - 7:42 pm

AMAZING, it looks like it came with the bed! Just love it!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style July 3, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Sherry, I love it. I still want your bed!

ShantyGirl July 3, 2011 - 7:53 pm

This looks beautiful! I love your collection and this really shows it off. I would like to see a full picture of the chair that is peeking out of the corner of the picture! Lovely

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home July 3, 2011 - 7:57 pm

It is gorgeous. It is absolutely perfect with your bed. Love it!!

Shelia July 3, 2011 - 8:02 pm

HI Sherry! Oh, your piece is gorgeous and what a beautiful job you did, too! I love your pretty bed!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

BonjourRomance July 3, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Bonjour Sherry,
What a fabulous job you did on this vanity – love the cane. Your bedroom is stunning.
Happy 4th,

sissie July 3, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Hi Sherry!
I love the transformation and your collection of vintage silver pieces are divine!!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting July 3, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Gorgeous Sherry!! Your bedroom is stunning. I just love that wire shelf with the plates and mirror! See you Wednesday night:) Martina

Miss Kitty July 3, 2011 - 8:47 pm

What a deal to get that gorgeous piece for $65!!!! It just has so much charm and is different from any piece I have ever seen. You did a great job on painting it and then decorating it with your silver. Is there a certain type paint that you used on it? I love your whole master bedroom.

AshTreeCottage July 3, 2011 - 8:59 pm

Hi Sherry! It's a fabulous piece and you did a wonderful job of bringing out it's true character. I love it! Have a happy 4th!!

Susan and Bentley

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. July 3, 2011 - 9:18 pm

That is one very beautiful and unique vanity Sherry!

she dreams big! July 3, 2011 - 9:26 pm

The vanity is just lovely Sherry! Definitely worth any amount of hours to bring her home! You are so lucky to have found so many beautiful pieces.

Olive Cooper July 3, 2011 - 9:46 pm

The vanity is splendid. The bed and bedding are dreamy.

Ricki Jill Treleaven July 3, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Sherry, this is great! There is nothing on the planet that makes you feel more girlie than a pretty vanity, and yours is *gorgeous* What a find, and what a transformation.

Happy Independence Day!

Tamra July 3, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Holy moly! That's adorable!! What afabulous find, it looks really old. Great finish.

Rose H (UK) July 3, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Perfect Sherry! It looked before, but it looks fabulous now. All of the furniture is so pretty.

[email protected] July 3, 2011 - 10:34 pm

That vanity turned out PERFECT! What a great find for your bedroom!

The Devoted Classicist July 3, 2011 - 10:37 pm

No question, the white painted finish is a huge improvement!

Nita {ModVintageLife} July 3, 2011 - 10:47 pm

Vanity is very very pretty. Looks great with the bed.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio July 3, 2011 - 11:27 pm

It turned out fabulous Sherry!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage July 4, 2011 - 12:03 am

Love the vanity before and after. What beautiful pieces you have!

Susan July 4, 2011 - 12:24 am

You did an awesome transformation on the vanity!! Your armoire is so pretty! The vanity matches the look perfectly!

Donna, The Decorated House July 4, 2011 - 12:38 am

It turned out beautiful!
It was so worth the long drive.

Joyce July 4, 2011 - 1:49 am

ooooo I love this vanity- its divine! Your room is gorgeous

Lori Lucas July 4, 2011 - 2:24 am

The vanity is just exquisite! But when you put it with everything else it is just SUPERB! Love it. Lori L

Gina July 4, 2011 - 2:26 am

Such an amazing transformation…I love it! You have beautiful furniture.

Chrissie July 4, 2011 - 2:34 am

That vanity is so gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful pieces!

Blue Creek Home July 4, 2011 - 3:49 am


At The Picket Fence July 4, 2011 - 5:04 am

Sherry, it is absolutely BEYOND lovely and so feminine and charming! You did a fantastic job and I think your entire master bedroom is gorgeous. 🙂

Sharon (Roses and Rust) July 4, 2011 - 5:55 am

What a beautiful piece of furniture! and I love all your gorgeous silverware displayed on it. x Sharon

Honey at 2805 July 4, 2011 - 6:45 am

The vanity is beautiful and well worth the four hour trip! The armoire is stunning too!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses July 4, 2011 - 1:14 pm

That vanity has such great bones and your transformation is beautiful … I love it!

Nancy July 4, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Beautiful, Sherry!

WhiteWhispers2u July 4, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Simply Beautiful! ~Cheers Kim

Comeca Jones July 4, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Perfect fit for the bed!

[email protected] July 4, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Sherry, the vanity looks fantastic! The paint really brings out the lovely details.

Lori July 5, 2011 - 1:46 am

Just perfect! Saw you at Marty's Party.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) July 5, 2011 - 1:49 am

Classy and elegant..are the words! The vanity looks gorgeous! You did a great job! The paint looks fantastic here. Thanks for sharing:) I love all your projects!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jenny July 5, 2011 - 4:53 am

Can I move in your room?? I love the vanity and have never seen anything like it. I also would DIE to have your bed. Gorgous! Thanks for sharing!

Becca July 5, 2011 - 5:37 pm

FA-BUE-LUS, Sherry !! You must be so pleased … I know I would be. Your vanity turned out beautifully … it was "meant" to be this color. And, your silver pieces are perfect on it, as well !! Well, well done !!

Crystal Rose Cottage July 6, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Gorgeous Sherry! I love the new painting on it!~Hugs, Patti

Chubby N Chieque July 6, 2011 - 7:52 pm

So pretty! Love your treasures.

Happy Day!

lvroftiques July 7, 2011 - 1:27 am

Call me a lemming but Sherry it's GORGEOUS!! I'd have driven a good long while for it too *winks*….Now I'm taking my green and sorry self off to eat some consolatory chocolate….Lol! Vanna

Jane July 7, 2011 - 1:39 am

Wow! It turned out so cute and goes with your bedroom so well!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine July 7, 2011 - 4:50 am


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Michelle July 7, 2011 - 7:06 pm

This is one of the most beautiful vanity's ever! Gorgeous!

[email protected] July 7, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Sherry that is a beautiful vanity. Your finish is perfect! What a perfect blend of furniture. Your room is gorgeous.

Deana July 8, 2011 - 12:34 am

what a transformation!! that looks incredible! I would so love it if you linked this up to my blog party from trash to treasure.

Julie July 8, 2011 - 2:19 am

ummm…WOW! Beautiful!

Kathy July 8, 2011 - 4:15 am

You had me a vanity, I'm doing one right now for my new master bath remodel…oh I love everything French too and this blog is perfect for my fetish..hello new best *friend*!!!!

The Revamped Soul July 8, 2011 - 5:45 am

Oh my goodness, those pieces are absolutely stunning. I love them both, they're so beautiful.

Counting Your Blessings July 8, 2011 - 12:21 pm

LOVE how it turned out and I love the matching pieces too!! Blessings… Polly

Dreamgoddess July 8, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Your vanity is wonderful and I can see why you drove 4 hours go pick it up! Your whole bedroom is so pretty.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} July 8, 2011 - 11:30 pm

I just found you, thanks to Miss Mustard Seed! You're on a roll, it appears, having fun! Beautiful things!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign July 9, 2011 - 4:10 am

I saw this on Ms. Mustard Seed and I'm in love! GREAT job!

[email protected] July 10, 2011 - 5:07 am

Gorgeous….it turned out great and goes great with your other Bedroom furniture.

[email protected] the Screen Door July 11, 2011 - 2:06 am

Hey, Sherry! I have never seen a vanity quite like this one. What a gorgeous piece. Once I saw your headboard I understood why you'd drive four hours to pick this beauty up! You did an amazing job on the refinishing. Your bedroom is beautiful!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ July 22, 2011 - 1:16 am

WOW!!!!!!! I love it. It's a show stopper now.



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