Linen Milk-Painted Washstand Makeover


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 … [Read more...]

Washstand in Tricycle

Tricycle Washstand - Embracing Change

Isn't this washstand nice? I thought she would be a great candidate for a makeover! I mean the wood was fine, but she was just a bit drab. She needed some spunk. Know what I mean? I thought a bold POP of color was just what she needed! A little Miss Mustard Seed's Tricycle Milk Paint would be perfect! I added the Bonding agent when I mixed up the paint and then painted about four … [Read more...]

Schloss Washstand Makeover

schloss washstand 1- EC

  I had been hunting for a piece of furniture for a client of mine for months. I had searched high and low for the perfect piece for Dana's upstairs hallway. Dana knew the style and size she needed and I offered her lots of choices over those few months. On another furniture pick up, I saw it. THIS was THE PIECE! I knew it was JUST what she was looking for! I was pretty excited and … [Read more...]

Amy’s Little Washstand

Amy's 2 - EC

 I have a friend named Amy...she  was looking or a cute little piece for her hallway. She was hoping to have it painted in a milky grey. I searched for pieces for her ... when I showed her this picture, it caught her attention immediately. Se liked all the cute details...I couldn't agree more with that. She had great vision for it. It took me longer to gain the vision she had. I am so glad … [Read more...]

Milk-Painted French Washstand Makeover

French Washstand 1 - EC

 This washstand was too cute not to buy. I envisioned her with a makeover that would really be fantastic. Her previous owner had painted her in thick and ugly brown paint. Her beauty was hidden. But with a little TLC, her full gorgeousness was revealed! I gave her a sanding and painted right over that ugly paint as the paint was in decent shape and was not at all chipping off. I painted … [Read more...]

Adorable Green Wash Stand

Green Washstand 1 - EC

  I have been looking and looking for a cute little wash stand to redo...I found that they are a bit hard to find. It turns out that everyone loves them and no one wants to give them away. After much searching, I did find a cutie to work on: I lightly sanded her and prepped her for her make over. I debated over color for a bit, but then decided that she needed to be painted green. Can … [Read more...]

Lil’ Antique Washstand

White Washstand 1 - Embracing Change

I am always happy to find sweet old washstands to paint. They are fun pieces to redo. The results make a huge impact! Take this cute washstand for example... This is such a sweet lil' piece...older with lots of character marks which I adored. Cute pulls and fun little pedestals. A very cool piece. I thought she could be used in a bathroom for towels or in a dining room for extra dishes. I … [Read more...]

Antique Washstand

Antique Washstand 4 - Embracing Change

A friend contacted me to makeover her sweet antique washstand.  I was excited to get going and more than happy to help. This piece was really cute even in its before state: It could only get better. I sanded down and stained the wood top in Minwax's Dark Walnut. I used a hand-mixed color as well as Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax. It was a winning combination. Linking To: … [Read more...]