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Nine Amazing Vintage Washstand Makeovers

There are so many gorgeous vintage washstands in this world, how on earth could I just talk about nine of them! We’ll keep it simple today and just highlight a few of these amazing pieces of furniture!

We are starting off with some of the antique and vintage washstands I have had the privilege of working on over the last few years.

two-tone washstand

This sweet little antique washstand was sitting in a little shop for only $30. The marble top was missing but of course, with a carpenter hubby like I have, that isn’t a problem šŸ˜‰

You can read about this sweet antique washstand HERE.

side shot of restored antique washstand staged with rocker, shutter, magnolia wreath and ironstone bowl

solid oak washstand

Now, I love washstands of all kinds but I must admit, I don’t love orange-toned washstands.

This vintage oak washstand was orange beyond what I have ever seen. You can see the before by clicking HERE.

vintage washstand makeover in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

easy washstand makeover

This adorable washstand was purchased along with another washstand – yes, I bought two vintage washstands at the same time!

The top was broken on this one so we got it for a great deal. Hubby loves building tops for these washstands. He needs to open a shop specializing in washstand tops šŸ˜‰

Click HERE for the full post – I’ll teach you how to mix milk paint too!

finished and staged washstand with vintage books, lamp and plant on top. Washstand finished in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in French Enamel Blue

vintage washstand in denim

A washstand for under $20?? It was such a deal too! Solid oak, no repairs were needed and it was only slightly dirty! Although I don’t believe it is an antique washstand, for 20 bucks I couldn’t pass it up!

All this piece needed was a little love and paint. With the lines of the piece being so simple, I thought that a nice denim-look finish would be perfect.

You can see how I did this technique by clicking HERE.

Jeans??? Am I talking about jeans today?? Well, not exactly. Today I am sharing a furniture painting idea that has the look of a comfy pair of jeans! #custompaintedfurniture #diyfurniture #refinishedfurniture

Layla’s Mint vintage washstand

One of our customers contacted me and said she had a little washstand that needed our special touch. And of course, we obliged her request!

Isn’t this washstand a cutie? Our client chose this soft color to go with the room she would use it in. You can see the full story by clicking HERE.

small washstand painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Layla's Mint staged with chair and vintage items


check out some of my friend’s amazing washstand makeovers!

Do Dodson Designs

My friend Do walks every day. Now when I say that she walks every day, it’s not just one mile. Or two miles. She walks upwards of 20 miles! You read that right!

And one of those walks really paid off because she found this amazing washstand thrown out to the trash! You have to hop over to her blog to see the before. You won’t believe it! Click HERE to read the post. Let her know that Cindy sent ya’!

Saved from Salvage

My friend Regina has just recently begun to share all of her makeovers online through her blog. She likes to say that she would bring new pieces of furniture home every weekend. I would do the same if only there was enough space!šŸ˜‰

And I must say, with results like this washstand that she transformed, I can understand why! What an amazing makeover! Click HERE to see the full post!

Sky Lark House

Anna has a talent for finding all the amazing vintage pieces and she can breathe new life into them as no one else can.

Like this unique Victorian washstand. Isn’t it the cutest?? She can also fill you with history about the pieces. You can read about this special washstand by clicking HERE.

Lost and Found Decor

Melanie can find just the perfect pieces for mineral paint. And if you need to know anything about mineral paint, all you need to do is contact her. She is filled with knowledge about choosing colors that are perfect for a specific piece of antique furniture.

Isn’t this washstand so pretty? She can show you how she gave this piece a makeover by clicking HERE.

thanks for stopping by!

Do you have a favorite? I can’t say that I do because honestly since they are all washstands, they are all favorites in my book!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Tell me which ones are your favorites!

Be sure to visit my friend’s posts and let them know I sent ya’ in the comment of their posts!


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16 Comments

  1. Cindy – wow. Thank you so much for including me! I love your write up and description of each washstand. There are so many beautiful ones here! Happy Saturday šŸ’•

    1. Happy Weekend to you to Regina! It was an honor to share your gorgeous washstand! šŸ˜Š

  2. Wow! Such great makeovers. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of them. Happy Saturday!

    1. Happy Weekend to you too Renae! Thanks for stopping by šŸ˜Š

  3. I enjoyed reading about each and every washstand. Gosh, I love these lovely pieces. Some of my favorites for sure. Also, thanks for including me in this amazing round up. Iā€™m honored to be your friend. xo šŸ˜˜

    1. You’re the best Do! Thank you for all of the furniture makeovers you share and inspiring so many including me šŸ„°

  4. Love them all Cindy, but I think my fave is the little white on with the vintage glass pulls! Thanks so much for sharing all these great makeover ideas!

    1. You and me both Michele! Those glass knobs are my favorite vintage-style hardware. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oh my goodness! Such inspiration! I love your second oak washstand. I love how you shared a story about each washstand. Your husband should open a woodworking shop. Thank you for sharing my little washstand with all these other beauties. Pinned!! (Several times)

    1. Thank you, my sweet friend! I loved the washstand you made over – vintage perfection! Thanks for pinning šŸ„°

  6. I love all of the washstands. Such beautiful projects from everyone. It would be hard to choose a favorite one.

    1. I agree Tammy! Thanks for stopping by šŸ˜Š

  7. It’s so much fun to see all the creative ways washstands can be used! These are all such beautiful shapes, sizes, and colors too. I used to see pieces like these a lot before the pandemic began but goodness gracious trying to find furniture to paint has been tough the past few years. I’m still on the lookout though and will definitely head here first for inspiration when I find one! Hugs, CoCo

    1. I hope you find a washstand – they are so much fun to makeover. Thanks for stopping by Coco šŸ„°

  8. I’m truly amazed at how well you can make a run-down piece of furniture look and these washstands are just another example. Great work on all of the ones you did and some great ideas from your friends.

    1. Thanks, Janet! We are surrounded by so many amazing furniture makeover-ers!šŸ˜Š

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