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Kilz Chalk Paint Faux Bamboo Vanity Makeover

On Friday I had the opportunity to shop a couple of Estate Sales. While I am not currently on the hunt for anything for my personal home, I am always looking for unique pieces for

The Lemon Tree. While I did not find much, I did find this Faux Bamboo Vanity. It is such a nice size, I thought it could serve as a desk as well as a vanity. After purchasing the piece, I brought it home and immediately started wondering what color I should paint it??? I would currently call it a faded shade of cream although as you will see in the pictures below, it was once yellow.


To begin prepping the piece, I removed all of the hardware and the two drawers. I then gave the whole piece a nice sanding with a sanding block. I always do a bit of sanding regardless of the type of paint I'm using.


I knew I wanted to paint the old hardware, so I gave it a good washing with Dawn dish detergent. I then wiped down the vanity with a damp cloth to remove all dust. At this point I was ready to put a coat of primer on the vanity and the hardware. I don't always prime furniture, but when it has a shiny finish or the top is laminate or if you don't know what material it is made of, it's best to prime. I like to spray rather than brush on primer, because you seem to get a smoother finish. For this piece I used the Krylon flat white primer, which I purchased at Walmart. I have also used the Kilz Oil Based primer, which works really well also.


Once dry (approximately 2 hours), I lightly sanded the vanity and the hardware before I started the painting process. I'm not really sure why I stopped taking pictures at this point, but I did. However, the picture bellow shows the Kilz Chalk paint(Platinum Ring ) I opted to use, the CeCe Caldwell Endurance top coat, and the Rust-Oleum Aged Metallic paint I used on the hardware. A few opinions about these products and no this is not a sponsored post.

  • Kilz Chalk Paint: As a first time user, I was impressed. I applied two coats. It has great coverage, no odor, and provides a smooth finish. For $16.98 at Walmart it is a bargain compared to many chalk paints on the market.

  • CeCe Caldwell Endurance in Natural: This was honestly in my stash, but I do like it. It is thin, odorless, and gives a smooth finish. Unfortunately, the store where I purchased it no longer carries it, so I will need to find a different product to replace it.

  • Rust-Oleum Aged Metallic Spray Paint: Rust-Oleum never disappoints. You can find it at hardware stores, it is affordable, gives great coverage with endurance, what's not to love???? They are also continually updating their products and their color selections. Again, what's not to love?


Voila!! Another piece of furniture rehabbed and ready to be sold at The Lemon Tree located in the Vintage Mercantile in Denison, Texas. Have you ever used the Kilz Chalk Paint?? If so, I would love to hear your review about it. Do you put a clear endurance finish on your painted pieces? If so, I would love to know what product you use.

As always, thank you for stopping by and I hope you will visit again soon!!!

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