Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wash Stand

Last week I bought an antique washstand from a friend of a friend.
I'm going to use it in our guestroom as a bedside table.

She has another one available if anyone is interested.

It'd be adorable painted white don't you think?

Or do you believe good wood should never be painted?

Just email me if you're interested.

(email address is on my sidebar)


blessedmom's simple home said...

It's beautiful. I like white furniture but I have trouble painting vintage pieces although I have a dresser that is similar that is painted white. I've had it for years, and it was white when I got it :-)
Happy Mother's Day Mimi Sue!

The Gathering Place said...

What a fun find! It will look cute beside a bed.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is a beautiful piece of furniture!

Sunny Simple Life said...

I think it would look great in white. If you like dark wood than it should stay. I am no help am I? Happy Mother's day to you.

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

It would look great both ways. If it were mine I would be torn about painting it or leaving it. Either way, I'm sure it will look fantastic.


Mumzie said...

I had one which was almost identical to this one for over 25 years. I sold it last year at my garage sale...needless it was the talk of the street that day! Anyway, an antique dealer bought it and he promised NOT to paint it white. The wood was beautiful and he thought it should be preserved. I've antiqued many a piece, but if the wood is in good shape I believe you should keep it that way. Good Luck! Mumzie

ruma said...

Lovely your works..

From Saga, Japan.

janis said...

My Hubby loves the natural stains, but I have started appreciating painting furniture... I love bold & pastel colors on furniture lately. The thing is, painting doesn't ruin furniture like it use to. There are safe ways to remove & change back now. My daughters have some lovely vintage vanities that I would love to see painted. Hubby would die...

Connie said...

That is a beautiful piece of furniture just the way it is but I can also picture it in white. I wish I had room for the other one.

Donna said...

What a beautiful wash stand, Mimi! I love the original wood but sometimes pieces just look better painted depending on the rest of your decor.

Have a good weekend!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh so cute! Painted white would look great! Happy Mother's Day!


Gayle said...

Oh MY! Does that mean Kay has a new piece that has replace this one? I'll have to go over and see what she's up to! Lucky you to get this beautiful dresser/wash stand!

Linda said...

SO lovely, Mimi! It really has beautiful lines!

Anne Fannie said...

I love that! It will be beautiful in white too.
Have a wonderful Mothers day.
Hugs, Ann