As I use stripper to remove the suffocating coats of paint off of this vanity, I can’t help but think that paint is ugly stuff. I remember back in the late 50s-early 60s, it seemed that it was vogue for my parents and our military neighbours to paint absolutely everything, especially the kitchen table. I remember at one time, the kitchen table took on a splattered paint effect, something that would never be considered in today’s world. I can google images and still not come up with an example of this particular popular treatment. If you know what paint treatment I’m referring to, please send me a link.
Seeing the damaged veneer of this particular vanity, I am left with thoughts of wood and its beauty. Sometimes paint is just ugly. This piece is so badly damaged that I will create a piece of art out of its bones; better that I collect it from freecycle and give it a new life than to have it discarded. Ironically, I will achieve this using more paint! I hope my readers enjoy watching it transform.