Monday, September 3, 2012

Antique Kitchen Island (Vanity) - Part 2

So...we left off with some sanded and naked drawer fronts.  I liberally applied ebony stain (and actually after this picture went back and touched up the veneer patches because they weren't quite right!), and the patches started to blend in pretty well.  Not perfect, but getting there! 

There was also quite a bit of patching and rebuilding to do on the body of the vanity/island, so I set to work with my putty knife and some wood filler. 

It took a few rounds to build up this missing corner piece (not a great photo, but the whole section was gone!) and to sand it smooth. 

There was also a chunk missing on the left-hand side, so same process applied there.  Fill it in with wood filler, sand when dry, and add any extra wood filler that might be needed, and sand again!

I spent a bit of time stripping and then sanding down the top of the island/vanity because I want to oil it with mineral oil so that it will be food safe for the kitchen.  Plus, I love the contrast it will have with the white paint. 

I also slapped on a first coat of off-white homemade chalk paint.  I can't wait to see what the final product will look like.  I still need to figure out what I'm going to do with the rest of the drawer fronts...


  1. Wow this looks awesome!!!! Where do you get your chalk paint, didn't think they sold it in Canada. Congrats on your new home!!
    Janet Barry

  2. I am so ritzy this time of night, it clearly reads that you made your own chalk paint, sorry for that.

  3. Hi Janet,

    Thanks! I actually make my own chalk paint with Plaster of Paris, water and latex paint. I will post the 'recipe' on here soon! I believe that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is now available somewhere in southern Ontario - Bath, New Hamburg, St. Thomas... Our closest retailer is probably Ottawa somewhere. You can check out the locations on the ASCP webpage:

    But I like to make my own because it's cheeeaaaaap! :) Sure, it's not as silky smooth as Annie's paint, but that's what sandpaper is for!