I found this vanity on a local barter and trade site for $50. I’ve been looking for a vanity for a long time and bought this one to make into something I’d love and use.
staining wood vanity vintage renew, painted furniture
The veneer had damages, but the vanity was in tack. I knew I’d first remove the veneer.
I tried using heat to release the veneer, but found the most productive way to get it off was picking and peeling using straight edge razor and various putty knives. Not the most fun part for sure. Some peeled in strips, some areas I had to pick tiny pieces at a time. I’m sure someone has a better method, but this worked for me.
Most veneer off.
Getting down to the bare bones.
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.