In the workshop- Antique Wash Stand “After”


This was a fun project.  It’s always exciting to bring back to life a piece of furniture that has been forgotten and neglected. The repairs to this piece of furniture were fairly minor so that made the transformation process a bit easier than most.  The petite size of this piece also made it quicker to repair, sand and paint.

I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in the color Aviary.   Aviary is a chameleon of a color.  Depending upon the lighting and time of day, it can look blue or it can look grey. This piece took two full coats of milk paint.  For whatever reason, milk always seems to work wonderfully on antique furniture. (As opposed to more modern furniture)  The type of paint seems to compliment the age and style of so many antique pieces of furniture. It also seems to adhere to older pieces in a more distinct manner.  I got the slightest amount of chipping from the paint.  It’s so subtle that it looks as if the piece has always had this finish.

I was really happy with how the the fish scale details turned out.

Without further explanation, here are some more photos.

This piece will be heading to Stone Soup’s new location at 2144 Doubleday Ave in Ballston Spa, NY.

Oh and one last thing, I found this 1916 music program on my recent trip to Maine.  Don’t you love the colors on the cover?  It’s fitting that this festival took place in October of 1916.

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