Thursday, September 12, 2013

Antique Washstand

I found another dresser listed on CL in my town (I can hardly stand to drive very far to pick up furniture anymore-boo!) and called for a time to go see it.  When I got there I found the man was selling his parent's house and his sisters had pretty much cleaned it out on him.  I told him I would take the dresser and he asked if I wanted to see the other piece he had available.  Of course, I said yes!  He took me around the corner and I saw this sweet little thing sitting there.  Before he said anything I practically yelled at told him I would take it.

My husband would have kicked me had he been there!  I didn't even ask him how much he wanted for it!! lol  Lucky for me he was very reasonable and was practically bouncing out the door with my treasures. :)


Almost every piece I've had for the last month has had "issues" so I was so glad that this little washstand was in pristine condition (with the exception of a cracked drawer bottom which hubby kindly replaced for me).


 I had a hard time choosing a color for this one and ended up mixing my own (which I just lOvE doing!!).  It looks turquoise in this picture, but it's really a soft blue/green (I think the color in the following pics in more accurate).

 It had a pretty, rustic wood top on it so I sanded it down and stained it Espresso (Varathane).  I love the contrast with the paint color!

*These flowers were given to me by a dear friend for my birthday.  Aren't they gorgeous?!!  Thanks Tere!!

 Love how the paint "chipped" on this one.  

I had originally wanted to put coral knobs on this piece but when I saw them I just wasn't feeling it anymore, and found these.  I think they're perfect and glad I went this direction instead! 

 People always ask my how I decide on paint colors and hardware and I always say trust your gut!  It seems the first thing your eye is drawn to is usually a good choice (I said usually--lol).  That being said I still fret over paint colors!  

*This piece was painted twice because I did not go with my gut when I was standing at the paint store and chose the other color.  I hated it, so mixed my own and liked it so much better!

 Just makes me want to touch it!!

As summer is quickly coming to an end I had to include this shot of my gorgeous twist-n-shout hydrangeas!  Just adore them!!

This cabinet was featured by:
Mr & Mrs Winslett
Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage
Kathryn @ The Dedicated House
Kathy @ Life on Lakeshore Drive
Therese @ VMG206
Rita @ Suburbs Mama

Thank you so much! :)

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  1. Love it, I love the chipped look, the color and the natural color on top. You did an awesome job on it. I would probably put a sink in it and use it in a bathroom. I just love it. Stopping by from Posed Perfection. ;)

  2. Oh wow, I just love this! I love the bowed front and the color you chose is beautiful, not to mention those knobs!! I guess I LOVE everything!! Thank you for linking up!!


  3. The color of the stain goes perfectly with the color you chose!

  4. Love the color you mixed and the stained top. The knobs are gorgeous too!

  5. It's beautiful Lisa! Happy belated Birthday!! Hugs, Gail

  6. It's beautiful! I love mixing my own colors too. Always, always go with the gut. :)

  7. This is one of the most beautiful make over furniture I have came a cross. Thank you so much. Pinning!


  8. What an absolutely pristine job with this piece! I love the color and the knobs look like they were made for this piece. Beautiful! I found you through Feather Nest Friday.

  9. That looks so much like the washstand I did recently! Those watery blue/greens just suit those vintage wash stands! Simply lovely :)

  10. She's a beauty Lisa! I love the color, the stained top and I especially love the paisley knobs - so pretty.

  11. Such a cute piece of furniture. I love to find them. I recently did one is soft green. I have always found they don't last long in the shop as they are just the right size and so practical. Beautiful job. I love to get inspiration from other painters and you certainly did that.

  12. It looks lovely! How great that you found it without even looking for it! I LOVE the new knobs you put on the dresser! Found you from Anything Blue Friday!

  13. This is lovely. The color is fabulous. Nice mixing! :)

  14. LOVE this color and you did an outstanding job here!

  15. This is BEAUTIFUL! You did a fantastic job and those knobs are perfect!!!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie Bs too

  16. This is wonderful! LOVE the color and the knobs!

  17. Your washstand turned out great. It is gorgeous....and I love that you did the top in the wood stain. I really like the two-tone look.

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  18. I guess I missed this project on DIY Sunday Showcase. This is stunning! Love the color and the wood top!


  19. this is my favorite blog party to visit. omg the power of paint and its ability to charm! bravo to you!

    hope you can hop over when you have a chance to read my interview with a hero of mine, rachel ashwell.



  20. Wow! I would never guess that was the same item. It looks great:)

    Nicole @

  21. Great job on this piece. I am in love with the knobs you picked. Such A beautiful Piece ~ Lisa

  22. Lisa, the color is perfect, but I'm in love with the knobs!! Thanks for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  23. Absolutely love! What an amazing job! And those knobs! Well they give me weak knees! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness at the DIY Sunday Showcase last week. Tomorrow you're project will be my pick for Saturday's Favorite Features before the party. yay!
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

  24. Amazing!! I love the color. You did a fantastic job. I just pinned, tweeted & featured it at Pick of the Bunch! You did a fabulous job!

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. As always, so thrilled to have you share your amazing posts with us!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  25. I love it! It looks perfect in its new hue! Love those flowers too!!

  26. Absolutely love your washstand!! Love the color mix you created! I love making my own colors! ;) visiting from "it's so very Cheri".

    Char @


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