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.
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!
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!
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!
I did replace the knobs with antique brushed nickel cup pulls…
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!
Among other uses for this piece I think it would make a great coffee,tea or wine bar!
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!
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…
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Posted on March 2, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, CeCe Caldwell's clear wax, distressing furniture, Gray painted cabinet, Marble topped washstand, Painted cabinet, painting furniture, Pittsburgh Gray, vintage washstand. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.