Antique Wash Stand Makeover

6 Materials
$15
4 Days
Medium

Well another project is done. I ran across this antique wash stand for $10 and me being me could not pass it up. I showed the pics to my husband and he refused to go with me to get it stating “it is too damaged!” That just sounded like a challenge to me, so off I went to pick it up. When I picked it up I noticed warping in the doors and the top and one front leg and one back leg had pretty bad splits, but I
antique wash stand makeover
Here is what the ad looked like, totally normal, maybe needed some paint, I was in for a surprise.
The doors were so warped they could not be fixed.
I decided to do away with them altogether. The inside wood was in suprisingly great shape. The drawer front was is good shape but I had to rebuild the rest of the drawer. I used 1/8 inch plywood to make a new drawer bottom. I laid the drawers on it to get the pattern.
antique wash stand makeover
Before photo. I decided to paint a nice peach color and put a little stain shaded sunflower on it. I also decided to stain the bottom inside with the same stain as the top.
antique wash stand makeover
You can see the split in the front leg, the back leg was the same. For the front leg I noticed the bottom board was warped and causing the leg to be split. I tapped out the bottom board and replaced. I was then able to put some gorilla wood glue in the crack and put 2 inch nails to hold together, the back did not need the board replaced but I fixed the crack the same as I did the front.
antique wash stand makeover
In this pick you can see how that front leg was bent up badly but once the new board was in place it went together great. I was starting to get excited at this point knowing that I was able to fix the legs as they were the biggest issue.
antique wash stand makeover
Here is the outline of the sunflower that I put on the top. i thought the top was warped but the screws were just no good. I tighten the top down and filled a small crack with dap wood filler (love this stuff as it stains great) I sanded it all down.
antique wash stand makeover
I have the flower outlined with stain and started shading it.
antique wash stand makeover
Its coming together!
antique wash stand makeover
Shading all done.
antique wash stand makeover
All done! I love the peach chalk paint. I make my own paint using 1cup of flat latex paint 1/3 cup plaster o Paris and 1/8 cup of water blended in my old blender for a few minutes.
antique wash stand makeover
These beautiful rustic handles with the little flowers really looked great!
antique wash stand makeover
Top stained with Miniwax espresso stain.
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Side view
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All finished and sealed. I sealed the top with one coat poly and used wipe on poly to seal all the paint. My husband just shook his head in disbelief, and now owes me dinner cooked by him! I hope you enjoyed my little makeover, my face book page is www.facebook.com/memawslovelyglass
you can see a couple video tutorials on there regarding the stain shading process.
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