I’m just a lil’ swoon over antique washstands!  They are especially versatile pieces that can fit into ANY size home or cottage!  AND they’re super enjoyable furniture-flips! I’ve had opportunity to transform a few to-date — ‘Jitterbug‘, ‘Driftwood & Cheesecake‘, and ‘Liquorice‘… and was eager for another!

Although small-scale pieces — they most definitely vary in size… some little enough for a bedside table, others large enough for a dresser.

This most recent one I elatedly came across is quite larger than the others I’ve done to-date and currently have stored in my queue — making it quite unique… which resulted in it going right to the front of my paint line, as opposed to being added to my waiting list!


I envisioned a beachy coastal look n’ feel for this piece, and was eager to get started:

  • Removed drop-pull handles ~ while pondering whether to replace, polish or paint
  • Searched through my hardware for a replacement knob (missing from door) ~ and there it was… like it was meant to be… waiting for JUST this piece
  • Lightly sanded down ~ to best prepare for chalk paint adhesion
  • Vacuumed and cleaned ~ final prep before the real fun begins
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in 1 of their 20 🎉 NEW 🍾 colours — ‘Fancy Frock’ to the body ~ a beachy coastal sea glass blue
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Vanilla Frosting’ to the hardware ~ my forever go-to farmhouse white
  • Lightly sanded down for a buttery smooth and distressed finish ~ this step truly and literally feels like butter
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Natural Wax‘ ~ which I find eases the application of coloured wax
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Grey Wax‘ ~ to accentuate the charm, add some aging depth, and for light protection
  • Lined drawers with a charming ‘Frosty White Lace’ Con-Tact self adhesive  ~ a lil’ extra love goes a long way



An especially versatile piece with a subdued beachy feel that would add waves of coastal charm to your home or cottage. Moderately sized offering a wealth of options — whether you maintain its’ original use as a washstand (install vessel sink easily enough) or diversify it as a small dresser, entryway piece, or large bedside table — this delightful antique is ready and waiting for its’ next chapter with YOU!

 This Fancy Frock Washstand ~ SOLD to Ashley 
DIMENSIONS: 30.5+7″ H x 33” W x 18.5” D

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! ❤

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  1. I love your work…so well done. Your blog is so easy to follow due to your simplistic wording in each step, making it very easy to follow. I have never seen your stuff before today or even met you but I am now a true follower/fan😁

    1. Awe! Thank you so very much Valerie! I’m glad you stumbled upon my work, and your compliments are so very kind! I adore restoring and transforming furniture! It’s my therapy and creative outlet! I honestly can’t get enough! <3

    1. Thank you for stopping by Jessica! Hope the coupon code can get you something you like, and have fun being creative with! You too have a wonderful day! <3

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