I see a lot of French Provincial furniture that looks like this, but I don't think I've ever seen a little vanity before. My client said it belonged to her husband's grandmother, so it's another piece that gets to stay in the family. You know I love that.
It was very outdated but an upgrade with black paint, new hardware, and these awesome vintage looking maps fixed that. :)
Before it was a little blah (no offense) but now it has presence!
I still get a lot of questions about my finish. I promise you it doesn't matter if you brush, spray, or roll a good finish comes from sanding! It's more work, but the results are so worth it! 220 between coats, every coat.
I like to use script on drawer fronts, but these maps were just something a little different. I adhered them, sealed them, and then stained over them to darken them up a bit. I finished with a coat of poly. If you use stain you need to top coat it with something as it can remain tacky if you don't.