Vintage Marble Topped Washstand

This is a great Eastlake style “washstand” with a marble top and original wood wheels… it is one of those pieces that I think would be a great accent piece in so many different places in the home.

The cabinet had previously been painted yellow, was missing a knob and the inside of the drawers were in pretty bad shape.

BEFORE

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I sanded down the inside and outside of all of the drawers and then conditioned the wood with Hemp oil. I painted the cabinet with CeCe Caldwell’s Pittsburgh Gray… it’s such a soft beautiful gray!

AFTER

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I distressed it with warm water and a scrub sponge… I love how the yellow peeks through the grey now! I used CeCe Caldwell’s clear wax to seal the paint… let me tell you this wax is WONDERFUL to work with!

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The door knob is original because it has a special mechanism on the back of it that allows the door to self latch with the knob… it’s pretty cool and I have never seen anything like it!

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I did replace the knobs with antique brushed nickel cup pulls…

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I also painted the inside of the cabinet yellow with some Restoration Hardware paint I seem to have a TON of! The inside just HAD to be painted, it just didn’t look good at all!

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Among other uses for this piece I think it would make a great coffee,tea or wine bar!

Pittsburgh Gray painted washstand with marble top

I just HAD to show you this cute silver tea set I picked up at an auction a few months back… I just love the bird and flower finials, so unique!

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I hope you like the update I did on this cabinet! I certainly think it looks sooo much better and I am really loving the Pittsburgh Gray!

As always thanks for stopping by…

Until next time!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on March 2, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Beautiful as usual! You definitely have the touch! BTW – have you opted for CeCe Caldwell’s paint over Annie Sloan’s? You don’t seem to be using Sloan’s paint as much these days. Is there a huge difference, and if so, in what way?

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  2. What a difference the cup pulls make! I love how it looks now.

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  3. I love the grey with the yellow peeking through!
    I just got an old dresser that is painted in a peach color–what color would you recommend I put over it that could compliment it?

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  4. Beautiful make over. One of the best I’ve seen !!

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  5. I love the way this turned out. I’ve never tried CeCe Caldwell’s paints but I sure do love all her colors! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

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  6. Perfect color choices for this piece; the yellow peeking through punches it up perfectly. And I have to agree…Cece’s wax is the bomb. I’m having a very hard time using up what’s left of my old stuff so I can justify buying more Cece’s. GREAT makeover!

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  7. I love how this turned out. Please come share it at my Restyled Sundays party going on now.

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  8. Wonderful job! I love the color and the distressing is just right!

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  9. Great job! I like the color, the new pulls and the Tea Service!
    I found you today through the Make it Pretty Monday’s Linky Party, where I’m #27. I hope you will stop by my blog and leave a comment, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  10. Love the gray! This is gorgeous! That marble top is beautiful!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  11. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    I have a piece almost identical. Great job on the refinishing. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  12. great job Susan, I love it!! and thx for all the info you gave re this piece 🙂

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  13. Hello, I’ve seen your furniture on craigslist and I recently found your blog! And I hope it ok that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award!! Here’s the link: http://diywithjenandb.blogspot.com/2013/03/kim-at-colors-mixed-together-nominated.html

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  14. That is a beautiful piece, and I love what you did with it! Love the grey! I have one very similar to yours that is now pink for my daughter. Beautiful!

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  15. That’s a great color. Love how you changed it up!
    Liz

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  16. Wow! I love everything about that!

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  17. I have one like yours, I’ve been wanting to paint it, love the Pittsburgh paint on it! Visiting from French Country Cottage!

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  18. This looks great! You did a fantastic job, love the color 😉
    Jamie http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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  19. Very nice! I’m wondering if you could tell me why you conditioned the wood with hemp oil before painting… was this restore some health back into the wood before painting? Thanks for the education!

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  20. Can you ship this over to me here in California, like NOW? I love this project. So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, featuring at my party later today. -K

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  21. madabouthouse2

    Oh wow, what a beautiful transformation. I love the color, the layering and the way you distressed it!

    I am over from Redoux and I am a new follower. I would love it if you can follow back:)

    Great job!
    ~Sumaya

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  22. Hi Susan, This is the link to my blog!:)

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