Antique Wash Stand Makeover

I just wrapped up this antique wash stand makeover for a customer. This was originally her grandmother's and she wanted it freshened up so that she could enjoy it in her home for several more years to come.
Here is the before...

I was asked to paint the body navy blue, refinish the top and refresh the hardware. So into the shop I went and here is the result...
I prefer to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as my product of choice but ASCP doesn't come premixed in a true navy. However, you can mix any of the standard colors to create a nice rich navy. I created this velvety blue by combining Napoleonic and Barcelona. {I'm really pleased with the depth of the color, it turned out better then I ever imagined} I did use dark wax to seal the paint and deepen the look some more.
Once I had the top stripped down, I stained it with a special mix of stain {seems like the colors right out of the can are never quite what I need for the project so I always mix} and sealed it with a couple coats of dark wax.
The hardware got an update as well and is looking stunning in a new gold metallic finish.

My customer was thrilled with the finished product and is excited to use and love this heirloom for many years to come.
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  1 question
  • Al H Al H on May 22, 2020

    what colour stains did you use for the top?

Join the conversation
2 of 23 comments