Sorry, I don't have a before of this wash stand (apparently I was in a hurry!). It had already been refinished in a dark stain and is in great condition. I didn't want to tell the people I bought it from that I was painting it because I know how much work it is to refinish something! Shhh...don't tell!
mass amounts some paint hanging out in my basement, so I thought I would experiment and mix my own color. It has about 4 different colors in it from four different brands. :) It's a little brighter than I normally do and it took a minute for it to grow on me, but now I love it.
It is very sweet. ;)
I originally left the original pulls (I don't believe they were the actual originals but they were the pulls that were on it when I bought it) on it, but when I finished up and stood back to look at it I hated them! They were very decorative and there was just too much going on on the drawers. So, I had to remove them, fill in the holes, and repaint the drawers. A fairly quick redo turned into a big ol pain in the you know what!
I've said many times before how I love that a cup pull can instantly update a piece. I love that it still feels vintagy with the color, shape, and details, but has a modern element with the pulls.
I painted the insides of the drawers with a pretty butter yellow and love how it just adds a little bit of fun when you open them up!
I love the back piece on this stand too! I wet distressed this piece so I didn't take off the dark finish under the paint.