Just finished up this pretty girl. I love vanities. They are the ultimate in vintage furniture to me. I’ve never had one, and some day I will probably keep one. I thought I would explain a little bit more about the process I go through when re-doing a piece of furniture. I do not churn out pieces as fast as I can. That is not the way I work. I am also usually working at more than one piece at a time, usually some small pieces, along with larger ones. This has really turned into a full time business at this point. If I am not picking, I am working on a piece, or doing research. The first step in tackling a piece for me is going over it, fixing anything that needs repair, including patching. On a shabby chic piece, however, I may leave some of the marks to show character and age. Cleaning and sanding come next, along with cleaning hardware. After that, I decide on the type of paint job the piece will get. I do like to change it up and paint in a variety of styles. I almost always paint two or three coats. Unless I am doing a mixed color dried brush technique, I wait at least a day between coats of paint, doing a light sanding between coats. If I am busy with other things or it is humid, I will wait more than a day. Lastly on this piece, I applied 3-4 coats of wipe on poly to protect the finish. These also are at least a day apart, and sometimes more, and there is also light sanding between coats. After all of this I go over each piece for small touch ups. I fit the drawers. Many time each drawer goes best in a certain place. I will often sand and wax the edges of the drawers to make sure they fit and glide properly. After waiting at least a few days for the paint to cure(which is hugely important and overlooked way too many times step) the piece is ready for a new home.