Funny story. I saw this cute antique wash stand listed on my local FB classifieds page. I didn't see it in time and a few others had already said they would take it. A friend of mine is the one who ended up with it and I was just a teensy bit jealous. ;) I love these sweet little pieces.
It was gone, but I knew it was in a good home (I was still sad I didn't get to get my grubby little paws on it though!). Fast forward a couple of months...she messages me and asks me if I would like to do a desk and hutch for her daughter...
the cute little wash stand! Yay! :)
She wanted to keep it neutral and I knew it would be perfect in a soft white.
It had been refinished once before. The hardware that's on there isn't the original. I found previously filled holes and the back plates were to cover them up. Whoever refinished it also used a really light wood filler that didn't take the stain, so anywhere they had filled holes you could see it,
I mixed this white a few weeks ago from some left overs and it's my new favorite. No pink, gray, or yellow undertones. It's soft and a little warm and I have to touch it every time I use it.
This baby is definitely old and I love how the paint picks up all the great imperfections in the wood. So cute!
The top was in good condition so I sanded it down, gave it one coat of Java Gel, and a few coats of High Performance Top Coat (from General Finishes) in flat. I never, never, never get tired of white paint with a dark top!
Am I crazy that I love all those little holes in the top edge of the top?
I thought the knobs needed to contrast a little more than the white ceramic ones that were on there. I love these antique brass ones.
Look at the cute sides! I told her if she doesn't want to keep it I will take it back! :)