Friday, June 22, 2012


 Hey Ya'll.  This is the 'other' project I told you about....the one that I worked on at the same time I was doin' this one.  I did strip the top on this piece, since I could tell from one tiny edge that peeked through that it was OAK.  I still love the look of the gorgeous wood grain in oak.  So, after a couple coats of stripper and the scraping and wiping that comes after, that wonderful wood grain was revealed.  

Then, I gave the body of the piece two coats of my homemade chalk paint, and after it had thoroughly dried, sanded the entire body......especially sanding the edges and other places where there'd be natural wear.

See that GRAIN !!!  I just couldn't bring myself to paint over it.

The little brass circle in the corner has an '18' on it.  I have no idea what it is or was, but left it since I didn't want a hole left there.  We'll call it a conversation piece.  Maybe it's a bullet head???

I seldom paint the hardware the same color as the piece, butttt, these looked like it would take dynamite to get them OFF.  Annnnd, since I'm usually the one takin things off and putting them on.....I decided they'd look GREAT painted.  Yeah, that's my story.  But, they really do.  Don't cha think??

Click below for the AFTER..........

My usual antiquing procedure and a coat of the same Minwax Dark Special Walnut to the top.....let er dry a couple days.........and WaLa.  DONE!!!

I know, I know.....the yard needs mowing.  But, I'd rather be painting.  
As Miss Scarlet would say, "Tamara is anuther day".  

It doesn't look this red, but I wanted you to see the grain again.  Yes, I am proud of my strip job.  

 Into the shop it goes.....a little staging, and it sells the next day.  Yaaaa!!!

I really do like the hardware painted.  Now I'm glad I couldn't get it off.

Wish I could have kept this one, but there'll be another that I love just as much.  Hey, maybe I should make up adoption papers to give with these pieces.  They feel like children after so much work goes into them.

See Ya'll back here soon.  8-)

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  1. That little wash stand turned out so pretty that I'm not surprised it sold right away! Nice job. ~ Maureen

    1. Thanks Maureen. I almost hated to see it leave. 8-)

  2. Hi Candy,

    Love your transformation of the wash stand. Vicki with two bags full blog is having a blog party to help bloggers get more readers - check her out at to see what he has in mind.

    Hope all i well with your husband.
    Blessings, Erin

    1. Thanks so much, Erin. I'll go over and check TWO BAGS FULL out.

  3. Your blog is fantastic. I really like the projects you've been working on, you are clearly very talented! Hope you are able to follow me back at some point, let me know how it goes!

    1. Emily.......
      Thanks soooo much for the kind words. I have gone over to your blog and Im now following. I'll be back soon to read up on some of your past posts. Please come by here often. 8-)

  4. Candy,
    This turned out beautiful! I bet all your projects sell super fast they are so well done. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. Wow! This is beautiful! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  6. That is so cute!! Love the color. I am now a new follower. Thanks for inviting me over! Love your blog.

  7. This looks great! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party


  8. I love how this turned out! And yes, I love the painted hardware too.

    I did my first project on furniture this week, wrote a blog about it but didn't really like the way it turned out. So I've added another coat and tomorrow after work will distress it again. When done, I'll update the draft and post it. I hope you'll drop by then and see what I accomplished...remember...first timer newbie to redoing furniture! And, I made my own chalk paint too!! (since I don't have any nearby up here)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, and for being my newest follower! I am now following you too...awesome blog site!!
    Debbie :)

  9. I love this color! It turned out really beautiful! Great work.

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  10. This table is awesome! Love your choice of paint color. Thanks for sharing your chalk paint recipes. Lovely.

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