Monday, March 17, 2014

Wash Stand Take Two

About a year ago I found this wash stand at the Salvation Army. It was painted this ugly shade of green. Yuck!


I worked on stripping the top and the drawer fronts, adding bead board to the door, repainting it white and spray painting the existing drawer pulls.

It's first makeover looked like this. 


A huge step up from that lovely green, but it sat and sat in my booth, so I took it home where it sat and sat some more.

I've had a plan for this wash stand for awhile now. I bought Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Typewriter over Thanksgiving and found new drawer pulls a few months ago on ebay. I made some time this weekend to give it its second makeover. 


I love it even more now than its first redo! The black with the dark top just looks so classic and elegant! 


The drawer pulls are stops from a pump organ. They all have this beautiful script on them, but each have a different word like Principal and Echo.


This is the first piece I have ever painted black. Usually I'm strictly a white girl, but black has completely won me over!!


I sealed the milk paint in MMS's Hemp Oil. It gave the piece such a beautiful subtle shine.





I'll be taking the wash stand back to my booth this weekend where, hopefully, it sells this time!




I don't know about you, but I'm digging the second makeover way better than the first! How about you? Do you like it better in black or white?

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

20 comments:

  1. Oh I love the black too, so much better and love the new knobs, how fun are those. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. This is very inspiring. Hugs, marty

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  2. It's GORGEOUS -
    ( but have to tell you even though I'm not a green person at all - I even liked it green ! )
    xxx

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  3. It is beautiful. I love painting pieces black. I have a stand similar to yours I have had it for at least 15 years and it is need of a makeover. I know exactly how I am going to refinish it. Where did you find the pulls? They would work perfect with mine.

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  4. Your makeover is definitely an elegant look! I love that you left the top stained wood. Looks great!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  5. A black piece always anchors a room and becomes a statement piece. I will never look at a vintage organ again without thinking "drawer pulls"! Great transformation.

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  6. I love the makeover to black. The knobs are fabulous! I bet it sells fast! Can't wait to hear.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Melissa! Those organ drawer pulls are too cool! They add such a beautiful, vintage touch!

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  8. Love the black. I've always adhered to the adage, " have a pop of black in every room". Really gorgeous!

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  9. I love it! I actually have an old wash stand that is very similar. It would look wonderful painted black - thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. I love the second makeover so much more! The black and wood just looks so classy!

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  11. Fantastic make-over...I'm sure it will be a quick sell!

    Tanya

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  12. Looks amazing Melissa! So much better in black. It will sell now for sure. I want to try that Hemp oil sometime. Beautiful job, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  13. Gorgeous transformation. The organ pulls are fantastic. I saw your link at the DYI link party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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  14. Looks great!! LOVE those drawer pulls!! Clever girl :)

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  15. Both makeovers look great but I think I like the blue the best. The wash stand looks great!

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  16. Love the new color and pulls. The dark color with the natural top is a lovely two-tone. Great job.

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  17. I love the washstand in black! It looks so good! And, styled beautifully as always!

    Have a great weekend!
    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  18. Very beautiful!! The drawer pulls are super neat too!

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  19. I love the new makeover! It's a beautiful piece and I think it will sell quickly.

    gail

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  20. Hi Melissa, I'm a new follower coming to you from your feature at Junk Chic Cottage. Looking forward to following your projects and blog posts!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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