Friday, March 6, 2015

Antique Wash Stand {Before and After}

I just wrapped up this antique wash stand for a customer. I was asked to paint the body navy blue, refinish the top and refresh the hardware.

So into the shop I went and here is the before and after!

As you can probably tell by now, I prefer to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as my product of choice but ASCP doesn't come premixed in a true navy. However, you can mix any of the standard colors to create a nice rich navy. I created this velvety blue by combining Napoleonic and Barcelona. {I'm really pleased with the depth of the color, it turned out better then I ever imagined} I did use dark wax to seal the paint and deepen the look some more.

Once I had the top stripped down, I stained it with a special mix of stain {seems like the colors right out of the can are never quite what I need for the project so I always mix} and sealed it with a couple coats of dark wax.

The hardware got an update as well and is looking stunning in a new gold metallic finish.

I hope you like the finished look of this project as much as I do...this is certainly one of my favorite color combos!

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. This is beautiful....and that wood top just looks stunning!

  2. Gorgeous! And the styling is perfect!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our link party Something to Talk About!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Karen! I'm linked up, thanks for the invite!

  3. Love this!! That navy blue is gorgeous, and so is that wood top! Great job! Thank you for sharing it with us at Motivational Monday! Hope to have you back again on Sunday at 6pm. :)

  4. Hi Crystal, this blue dresser is so gorgeous as well as the white one too. I shared the white on my Fb page today too. Thank you soooo much for linking up to our Something to Talk About Link Party and I hope you'll join the party again tomorrow morning at 6 am est. See you there and have a great week, hugs, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  5. I love the colour and I am a real fan of keeping a wood top! Gorgeous!

  6. It turned out great, Crystal. Your customer must have been very happy with the result.