I am in love with simplicity. I have painted with so many wonderful colours and although I love colour, there is something about white. White planked walls, white furniture and well worn wood accents melt my heart.
This little washstand was painted by my friend, Jan Whybourne. A couple weeks ago Jan and I spent the day together painting and it was a wonderful girls day. This is the first piece of furniture that Jan has EVER painted and now I think she is addicted.
Jan used a wax puck so she could easily distress the edges of the washstand.
Jan did a wonderful job on the washstand and I was thrilled when she left it for me so I could take photos.
I guess the least I could have done was iron the handkerchief in the background. But to be honest, I don't even own an iron. Now that I think of it, I could also likely get away with not owning a stove and several other appliances. For three days in a row I have had mini wheats for dinner. But my fridge - she's a keeper! Where else would I possibly keep my mixed milk paint? On most day I have more paint than food in my fridge. Pathetic, but true.
This is the before photo of the washstand. Thanks Jan for the photo! (and thanks for showing everyone that I am a vintage book hoarder and that I was too lazy to put away my snow shovels although I have not used them in about six weeks). Only true friends can be so sarcastic and get away with it. Right?
Jan was pretty excited about milk paint and went home and painted up this mirror and bookstand with Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint in Grain Sack. Thanks for sharing your before and after photos Jan!
I have some exciting news to share with you. My friend, Sharlene Bourdeau, is now selling a few antiques in my shop. I am super excited because she has really great taste! Her business is called "Well Worn Interiors". Isn't that a charming name?
This is just one of the treasures available.
Well worn wood, the perfect amount of rust and amazing workmanship. Super sweet!