I’ve got a new little spot I’m excited to share with you. I painted an old antique wash stand white, and added it to our kitchen for more storage.
I love how it turned out, and it’s certainly pretty…much prettier than our previous situation.
You see, a few months ago we got a new, sweet little puppy; Oscar.
But, ever since Oscar moved in, I’ve been struggling with where to store all his stuff. It’s not as bad as a new born, but there was a far bit that needed to find a home, other than a cardboard box on the end of the kitchen table…where it had been on and off (off as in moved to the counter when I had company) since he arrived.
So I decided I needed a little cabinet to replace the old kids craft tower that never looked so great but did function great when the kids were little and crafting all the time. Now that they’re older they use it less, and I thought we could keep a few supplies in the new cabinet and the rest up in my study. One of the main reasons I wanted a new cabinet was because my kitchen cabinets are already overflowing, and I didn’t want to add more stuff, especially the dog food since it smells…well like dog food. I thought about storing it in our laundry room, but realistically I didn’t want to have to get it out from there three times a day and then put it away each time, and I thought it would inevitably end up back on the kitchen table. So I went on the hunt for a cabinet and ended with this cute antique wash stand.
One of my Mom’s good friends refinishes antiques, so I went off to an antique fair with them one Saturday. We didn’t find much, but as luck would have it, he had a great piece from an auction sale that he’d already stripped and was just about done prepping to stain. He let me buy it from him, and it worked out great for me, since it was all striped and ready. I painted it white, with Fusion mineral paint -loving this stuff. I used three coats, and I’m thinking about adding their wax to finish it off.
What a difference! Hooray for finally getting this spot re-organized. I finally have my kitchen table back!
And, all Oscar’s stuff fit in the cabinet and one of the drawers. Happy puppy, happy mommy.
My main motive was storage, but I’m loving the spot for little vignettes now too.
I love all the Queen Anne’s Lace this time of year.
This pretty little antler is what I did find that day at the antique fair -well I couldn’t leave empty handed. 😉
With a new Antique Wash Stand Makeover, life really is a party!