Saturday, July 20, 2013

Three Drawer Wash Stand Makeover

I've been finding some really great furniture recently at thrift stores!!! I love it, especially since furniture has been flying out of my booth lately!!! One of my most recent finds was this three drawer wash stand/commode. 

As you can tell, it's in really great condition, but this was heading to my booth and the green and glazed look doesn't really fit in with my booth decor. So, I gave it a little makeover. 

I stripped down the top and the drawer and door fronts. 

Sorry, this is the only shot I got of the stripped top. I, of course, painted the rest antique white. 

I did not like how the insert on the door looked after the paint was stripped and sanded and stained with  Minwax Provencial stain so we changed the look a bit and added beadboard. 

Doesn't it look so much BETTER?!?!?

 (Does it bug anybody else how crooked that window is?!? I keep meaning to fix it!)

 I kept the drawer pulls and simply spray painted them white. 

One last look of the before and after

The wash stand is available in my booth at Collette's Vintage!!

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  1. Looks so cute now Melissa. You did a wonderful job giving it a new look. Dee from My Painted Stuff

  2. Melissa. What a great re love of this piece. It is so gorgeous now. Great job.

  3. I remember my mother refinishing pieces in that same glazed green in the 1970's! Liked the oak with the white. Yes, I actually reached up to straighten the window on the screen.

  4. Awesome! That is almost exactly what I have envisionws for mine! Thanks for directing me over here to your blog...I'm now following.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  5. Wow! This is just a beautiful makeover! I love how you brought the natural wood back and paired it with just a little pop of paint to make it more modern. Lovely!

  6. This is so cute! Love how you redid her! I'm popping over from Inspire Me Tuesday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Adorable washstand!! I'm sure it won't last long in your booth.
    Mary Alice

  8. Love this, how fun. I really like that you left part of it stained. Great makeover. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Oh, I love it! You did a great job!
    Stopping by today from Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too...


  10. it's new look!! You are lucky to be finding's harder to find small pieces around here :(

  11. Wow Melissa this came out so awesome!


  12. This is Beautiful! I love the contrast!! I would love for you to come link up at my paint party going on now!

  13. That came out really good. I like that you used the original hardware and just painted them.

  14. Wow, this looks amazing! You did such a good job. Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ So Much Better With Age


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