Wednesday, January 08, 2020

From Drab to Fab: A Thrifted Wash Stand Makeover You'll Love

Transformed vintage wash stand painted in vibrant yellow, featuring distressed details and chic black hardware. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

Hey, Besties! 

Do you know that feeling when the thrift store gods smile down on you? That's exactly what happened when I stumbled upon this adorable washstand. And the best part? It's car-friendly! 


The Heartbreak of Thrift Store Finds

Let's rewind a bit. I've had my share of thrift store heartbreaks—those moments when you find the perfect piece, but it's just too big to fit in the car. Ugh, right? But not this time! 


The Decision Moment

So, there I was, waiting for another customer to decide. She was in front of the washstand, contemplating, maybe even having a mental flowchart moment (we've all been there). Finally, she walks away. My turn! 


Love at First Sight

One look at the rustic back of this piece, and I knew it was coming home with me. Sure, it had its quirks—a crack here, a missing knob there—but that makes it special. 

Transformed vintage wash stand painted in vibrant yellow, featuring distressed details and chic black hardware. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com
Transformed vintage wash stand painted in vibrant yellow, featuring distressed details and chic black hardware. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


The Makeover Begins 


Choosing the Perfect Hue

Time for a makeover! I was vibing with a sunny yellow, so I chose "Cork Board" by Dutch Boy. First, I tackled the drawers and the door. A little sanding, a little distressing, and voila! Rustic chic achieved.


To Top Coat or Not to Top Coat

Now, let's talk top coat—or the lack thereof. I skipped it! Why? Because I used outdoor paint, and that stuff's built to last. 


The Finishing Touches 

The finishing touch? Some hardware I had lying around. A quick spray paint session later, and those knobs were looking fab in black.


Transformed vintage wash stand painted in vibrant yellow, featuring distressed details and chic black hardware. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


Transformed vintage wash stand painted in vibrant yellow, featuring distressed details and chic black hardware. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com




The Reveal 

Y'all, I'm smitten. This might be my favorite furniture flip yet!


Sending You All the Creative Vibes 

Feeling inspired? I'd love to see your own furniture transformations! Please share them with me using the hashtag #OnTheCreek, and let's spread the creative vibes together!πŸŒΏπŸ’•


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