Hand Painted Vintage Wash Stand


Hey…my weekend starts in just a few minutes!  My hubby is taking me out for lunch and then to see the new release Home Run!  I had to start my morning out with the all dreaded annual doctor’s visit but then I treated myself to latte at Starbucks afterwards, so all is good!  I couldn’t wait to get home and but the knobs on this vintage wash stand I painted yesterday.  I ran out of time last night…we were a tad bit late to our Neighborhood Bible Study Group as it was.

For this piece, I took the inspiration from Miss Mustard Seed’s nightstand she just painted for their master bedroom.  It’s beautiful in blue but I wanted to try an new color I hadn’t used before from Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint collection; Chateau Grey.  I’m completely taken by it!!!

You must see the before photo to understand what I had to work with.  As you can see, one of the knobs were broken.  YAY, that just means I don’t have to feel guilty by added a couple of glass knobs from Hobby Lobby!



SAM_4439I also chose to accent with Vintage White  from CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint.  The top was done in CeCe’s Vermont Slate.





Something you may not know about me, I’ve always enjoyed art, specifically drawing and painting.  When I was a child, my Great-Aunt who lived in England would critic my work. She was a beautiful landscape painter and I would send her samples and then she would write back to me.  I never got the chance to meet her in person but she was very special to me.  Later, in the 80’s, I sold my paintings in a local restaurant where I filled the walls with my work.  (Gosh, I feel really old right now thinking back on this!)


I painted the original knobs and added aging wax on them as well as on the entire piece.  Leaving them in their original state would have been too dark.



I am totally in love with this piece now!  Thanks Marian for your lovely inspiration!

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Blessings ~


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  1. Judy,
    Its perfect now, great color combination:)

  2. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  3. This is a work of art indeed!

    You are a busy bee. How long in total did this take? It was truly worth it however long it took, it is divine. It reminds me of some furniture I’ve seen in Switzerland. The delicate hand painted element added to each drawer front gives it an Alpine touch. I love your imagination.

    What piece of furniture would you say is your favourite? This piece ranks very highly in my favourites.

    ~ Rhianne
    aka @AppleBArtisans

    • Oh, thank you so much Rhianne! This piece took me the better part of yesterday to complete! I just stuck with it until it was done. It helps to have a husband who fixes meals, washes my brushes, etc… so that I can just keep painting! 🙂 Have a great weekend! Blessings ~ Judy

  4. That is one amazing makeover! Love the color, the detail, the glass knobs! That one is just so so cool!

    • Thank you Jill. You are so sweet and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a visit today! HUGS!!! ~ Judy

  5. A very refreshing take on this piece. Love it!

    • Thanks so much Betsy! It was really a fun makeover to do! My next piece is a dresser that I plan on hand painting as well. We’ll see what I come up with! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Judy

  6. JaneEllen says:

    Love the colors you used and the special hand painting is wonderful. Where you find all these awesome pieces I don’t know but wish I had a source like yours. Beautiful job Judy. She looks much better now, what a difference.
    My hubs gets quite irritated with me when I want to paint things. He is of the old school that wood should be left wood, not painted over. What can I say when I can visualize a piece in a color and finish and nothing else will do. I’ve been redoing several of my old tables, pieces to practice for the day I might find something I can part with to sell. Don’t hold your breath tho. lol

    • Oh, I totally hear ya! It’s hard to part with such special pieces. I’m a little sad every time one is carried out the door! Thanks so much for your such sweet compliments! 🙂

  7. Chateau Grey is one of those funny colours that you either love or hate. I’m in the “love” category. it’s green, it’s grey, it’s awesome. And I love the mix of the grey with the soft white – very well done. And your freehand painting of the design is awesome!

    • Thanks Heather! So glad you love it too. We’ll see how fast it sells at market next weekend. I’m sure I’ll get lots of feedback on the color…which I want. I only bought a sample size to see if customers liked it! 🙂

  8. Totally love this! Pinning right away!!

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