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Giving a 1942 Vanity Table a New Life

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Giving a 1942 Vanity Table a New Life

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To make this awesome Giving a 1942 Vanity Table a New Life You’ll need the following ingredients:

Most veneer off.

Most veneer off.
Getting down to the bare bones.

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After removing all veneer, I sanded. Getting down in all the cracks and crevasses took patience. I sanded it even more after this to get the wood as fresh looking as possible. My best advise here is sand, sand, and sand some more. When you think you sanded enough, go sand it more.

Stain!

Stain!
I carefully stained the piece. I used a grain defining stain. Because of the variation of types of wood it gave a variation in color I was happy with. I did all the same steps with the topper that holds the mirror.

Found this stamped on the mirrors!

Found this stamped on the mirrors!
The stamp says “Galax Va.”, can’t read the middle, and 1942. Which I’m assuming dates the piece to 1942.

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I used 4 coats of premium satin finish polyurethane. And used a little Brasso to clean the handles.

Finished!

Finished!
I’m so delighted with the outcome! Over 100 hours of blood, sweat, and tears.

Before and after side by side.

Before and after side by side.

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