Remember that Purple Cabinet?

We recently refinished a beautiful antique oak teacher’s desk for our library.  It was so great to finally get that melamine desk and purple wash stand out of our library/office.  I didn’t want to spend much time on this project as I didn’t really have a plan or destination for it.  What I did know was that although I love purple, it currently has no place in my home.

Antique Wash Stand ~ Before

purple wash stand

The camera flash makes this purple wash stand look extra bright. This is a before shot of our library with the stand and old desk.

purple wash stand

Hmmm….you can still see the dust from around where my printer used to sit. That’s revealing isn’t it?

One of the things I hated most about this cabinet was the handles. What was I thinking when I stained it purple (about 15 years ago) and chose those handles?

Wash Stand Make-Over

I removed the handles and gave the cabinet a quick sand, just to scuff the surface to ensure proper adhesion of the paint.  I also put a bit of wood filler in the holes for the drawer handles as I had planned to replace them.  I recently ran out of white paint, so I had to purchase a new can of Benjamin Moore Simply White.  (Have I told you white is my favourite colour?  Some day, I want to have a white chaise.  I think I’ll wait until I know that there won’t be any greasy popcorn hands or spilt cereal on it ~ the last thing I need is to worry about a piece of furniture getting dirty.)

Antique Wash Stand: The Fresh Clean Look

I simply painted the cabinet with two coats of paint and added shelf liner.  I decided to give the old handles a try and didn’t find them nearly as offensive with the white on white look.


I am not sure if this is where it will stay, but currently it has been placed in my living room next to the fireplace.

Want to learn how the pro’s blog? If you’re interested in earning money from home, it makes sense to learn blogging and internet marketing techniques from the best on the web. If you’d like to receive the same training that’s helped me to launch my blog, you should click to find out how I did it.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About Cindy RoyI’m a busy mother, wife and kindergarten teacher. I have a huge list of loves! I love my family, The Source Church, old houses, “up-cycling”, DIY projects, scrapbooking, volleyball, interior design, cake decorating, party planning, healthy eating, and last, but certainly not least…gift wrapping! I just launched my brand new Youtube channel and am super excited to share BOWhemian WRAPsody with my followers. My channel is dedicated to all things relating to gift wrapping and creating beautiful eye catching presents…its all in the PRESENTation! I’m very organized and reflective, and am continually striving to do life more lovingly, passionately, effectively and successfully.

Love to Hear From You!