LINEN WASHSTAND MAKEOVER

Loving all the chippy goodness on this Linen Washstand by Stacey (Embracing Change)!!  See all the details here and stop by her Facebook page.

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BEFORE

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I know the before picture I saw of this piece doesn’t show much, but I could see the underlying beauty right away.
Did you notice the carved details and the cuteness of this piece?
I did and I knew I had to make her over.

I promise she turns out pretty fantastic despite that very ugly picture.
A little love, glue and time and she was all ready for some paint.

Miss Mustard Seed’s Linen Milk Paint to be exact.
I was inspired by some washstands she recently made over for her home and I wanted to have my hand at it.
I mixed up a batch of linen milk paint without the bonding agent … it was risky.
You just never know what this paint will do sometimes and that is a bit like an adventure.
I was game.
I painted several coats as the whites in the milk paint line generally need a bunch of coats.

I was patient.

I noticed the wood on the top was in fairly good condition so I decided to refinish the top in a dark walnut stain from Minwax.
The top turned out so nice and I was glad I didn’t just paint over it.
That would have been easier, but I love to maintain some wood on a piece if I can.

She was missing the original pulls when I got it and I wasn’t able to quite match it up with my something from my hardware stash so I decided to try out some of my new black cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware.

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