He wanted $70 for the pair, which isn't horrible if it is for yourself, but I knew it had to be for resale. He said he would drop them to $50 and I said I would think on it. It wasn't really the price at that point that bothered me, but the mirror has a square patch of silvering missing. Anyhow I kept looking around and ended up with a side table, chandelier, handmade checker board, and an old wood tool box. When I loaded up he said he would sell me the pair for $15 because he thought I would do something nice with them. Now believe it or not I actually drove down the road for about a mile before I realized how stupid I would be to pass this up. A few weeks later I found the chair at another sale. I loved the look of it, but what really hooked me was the hinged seat with a compartment underneath.
I knew right away what I wanted to do with them. The veneer was in really bad shape on the front of the vanity, but the wood wasn't bad. I've been wanting to do a two tone white & wood piece, and figured this was perfect. I wanted to stain the chair, but it was in worse shape than I thought. So off to HD to look for a creamy white. I finally picked two, and was surprised that one was Behr's Swiss Coffee, a paint I already had at home. Well why buy it when you already have a half gallon or so. It was still a little too stark and I didn't know what to add to tone it down and creamy it up. Internet to the rescue - I just needed to add brown. So, after some sanding, removing loose veneer, staining (Jacobean), priming, painting & finishing here they are all decorated up in our space at Paris Flea Market. It ends up that my sister & brother-in-law found waterfall nightstands that they are painting to match. I guess these were just meant to be.