I told you I was going to reveal these on Thursday, but I ended up reminiscing about my 41 years on this earth! I loved reading your comments on that post and you brought back some memories of things I forgot from my childhood. Thank you also for all of the birthday wishes. My DMs on Instagram blew up with all of the messages and it gave me the warm and fuzzies.
I’m sure no one was holding their breath for the reveal of these, but sorry to make you wait all the same!
And here is how they turned out…
I decided to replace the ring pulls, which were most likely not original to the pieces, with glass knobs. They seemed to work better with the soft blue paint color and the farm-housey-shape and style of the washstands. I also removed the “backsplashes”, because they felt a little…I don’t know, maybe bulky or unnecessary. They just looked cleaner without them.
I didn’t replace the cabinet knob, because it is actually a latch! It turns and there is a latch on the inside that catches to hold the door closed.
The washstand on the left ended up with some beautiful, subtle crazing…
There was a little bit of cracking and chipping in a couple of places on the washstand on the right, but I didn’t distress it and sealed it with Tough Coat to prevent further chipping or cracking.
They turned out so sweet that I was walking around my house to see if I could fit them anywhere!
I didn’t have a perfect spot for them, though, so I was planning to take them to Junk Bonanza. They ended up being spoken for by a friend, though, so that’s one less thing that I have to haul up to Shakopee.
I still am gathering some things to bring to sell, though, and I’ll share what I’m bringing tomorrow…