Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Rustic " Shabby Glam " Washstand

 I found this red, old and crusty washstand a few months ago and had an idea to make it really unique!

I wanted to leave it in it's natural state with it's primitive, chippy, old, red paint. 
 But, I was dying to add a little something different...something out of the norm for furniture and still rustic, but with a little bit of "Shabby Glam!"

A few photos of  when I first got it.

Now, are you ready?
Do you want to see it?
Are you really ready?
Am I teasing you?
I had to wait a really long time for the knobs to arrive.
Oh, boy....I sure hope you like it!


I'm old and broken and distressed...that's why I'm wearing my 
"Sunday Best"

Some french script papers with deep red roses...twisted, burlap ruffles to keep it rustic and those
glamorous,  rhinestone knobs, now, make it super special!

I lined the with fabric and one with the paper and coated them with "mod podge" to make them easy to keep clean.

This is the "ready made" burlap that I used to sew the ruffles and twisted accents.

With my excitement to finish my new piece and never having made layered ruffles before I had to cheat, a wee bit, on the way they were done.
After hot glueing on my first row of ruffles, I realized that I needed a "base" to attach the next row to, duh!

I glued the second ruffle onto the "base." The top ruffle is mostly out of this shot :(
I creased the papers, prior to cutting, to get my exact size. Then used "mod podge" and applied several coats to the drawer and inside the bottom.

Oh, and a much needed tip for sewing on burlap or any other loose weave fabrics...
layer wax paper under your work to prevent the fabric from being "eaten"by your machine. It's a mess to get it un-jammed!!!

And if you thought I baked the beautiful, apple pie...I can't lie... I cheated! Had to pick up a store bought one, for times sake. Looks yummy though,right?

Well, gotta go off to my shop to create a listing...I have no place to put it :( 
so, on the market it will go!

Til next time...stayed tuned for our "Pumpkin Family" DIY for my next post!

Love, Hugs & Kisses,
Thank you to my wonderful party hosts @... 


             " My entry into  2805's Potpourri Friday Party    

                   is sponsored by Appliances Online.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE it, Janet! Great job keeping its shabby look yet updating it with the paper and fabric. I think you chose the perfect paper and fabric, too. Ruffled burlap ~ who knew! I'll have to look for that.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Wow, what a transformation, and all of that work paid off so beautifully. I'm a new follower.

Anonymous said...

WOWOWOW!!!! LOVE IT!!! AMAZING!!! Better than I imagined, but I knew you were capable of it =)

Crafts a la Mode said...

This is just amazing. I'm going to pin this. It is so darn cute I can't stand it. Normally I would paint old furniture like this but what you did is so much more. Thanks and I hope to visit here so much more. Come back and link up some more pumpkin or Fall fun. Thanks, Linda

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Amazing!!! I want one sooo bad!!! What kind of paper is that? This would look so cute in my house!! Great job!! I'm now following you. =)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so cute--very unique! Love the burlap ruffles.

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Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

This is absolutley gorgeous! I am your newest follower. Please drop by when you have a chance!

Honey at 2805 said...

It definitely deserves a drum roll! It's a unique and fabulous update! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Unknown said...

That is simply adorable. Love the shabbychic look.

Unknown said...

OMG! Love this little piece! You are remarkable and very clever...thanx for the tidbit on sewing burlap too. I am your newest follower and invite you to check out my royal blog sometimes! Tiff (AKA The Cranky Queen)

Linda@Coastal Charm said... this is one charming little piece...luv it!! Thanks for sharing at my party.


At The Picket Fence said...

What a fantastic makeover!!! We are so glad you shared this with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday and we will be featuring it at this week's party. :-) Be sure to stop by!

Ann said...

Such a cute dresser to start Now, she's a real sweetheart!

Crystelle said...

this is the cutest thing I've seen in bloggy land all day! I love it!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Gorgeous! She is definitely a beauty. You did an amazing job! Hopped over from Potpourri Friday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @

Debbiedoos said...

Oh I just adore this piece and pinned it today! You did an awesome job.

Anonymous said...

Omg--adding that skirt is such an amazingly simple idea--I just have to recreate this to have one for myself!
What an absolutely fresh and ingenious idea!
Luv it, luv it, LUV it!

The Charm of Home said...

So, SO cute!! Great remodel! Thanks for joining me at HSH!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Hi Janet! Just wanted to let you know I gave you a little shout-out on my blog and linked back to this post! I loved it so much I made little skirts for my bookcases!! Stop by and check them out if you get a chance!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! =) Deanna

ibshell said...

Love a fun project! The knobs were worth the wait!!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

What a transformation AND an AMAZING find!
I’d like to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a delightful project. It turned out so darling. You really transformed it. I see you have your button now....hugs, Linda

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

I love how you took this diamond in the rough and turned it into a jewel!

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Debbi@Tattered Butterfly Studio said...

How smart are you? Very, Very smart!
Love, Love, the burlap details. So sweet.

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Too cute! I love how this turned out. Just perfect! ~Angela~