It’s Friday!! And that means it’s almost time for sweatpants and relaxation. And I’m ready for it. You guys, this week has been so busy. Actually I feel like the past couple of weeks have been busier than normal and I’m kinda running on fumes at this point. I need a few days to rest and recharge my batteries. Hopefully that happens this weekend! Anyway, I’m coming atcha again today with another vintage find. That’s two in a row this week! This one is actually a Craigslist find and I just bought it a few days ago–it’s an antique washstand. I honestly can’t decide if I should paint it or leave it alone, so I figured I would go ahead and share it with you lovely ladies today!
Isn’t she a beauty? I love the little swing door on the right side. And those casters! I did some research and I’m pretty sure this is an Eastlake washstand, which dates it back to the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. This one is very similar. I paid $100 for mine, which is significantly less than similar cabinets I’ve found online. And isn’t it crazy how it matches that mirror?!
My vintage loving heart is just smitten with this little washstand. I can’t help but think about all the homes it has been in over the last 100+ years. It’s such a little treasure and I love the charm it adds to this room. And side note–how pretty are those faux flowers?! They’re from Michaels.
The hardware on this isn’t original, so I might check out Etsy for some antique drawer pulls. And right now I can’t decide if I want to paint it or leave it alone. What do you think?! I always hesistate to paint pieces that are THIS old, but then at the same time I also think paint can make a piece like this look even better. I’m tempted to go white, or even a fun color like a soft minty green, but I just don’t know what to do.
I think I’ll let this piece sit here for a while before I decide what to do with it. I definitely don’t want to rush painting it and then regret it, so I’ll wait for a while and see how I feel. That seems like the reasonable thing to do, right?! I think so. Anyway, I hope you guys liked seeing my latest Craigslist find. Thanks so much for stoping by the blog today!! I’ll see you back here Monday–and get ready because I have exciting news coming!!