Remember my friend Marilyn who gave us the bear bench? (Click here) She also gave us this wonderful… well… I am trying to decide what to call it. It’s a chair, but not really. It belongs in a bathroom, but not really. Okay, it’s an antique potty chair. There’s a hole in the middle of the chair, where… uh… you get the point. Mr. CH, looking very skeptical, said, “What are you going to do with THAT thing?” My family stared at me as I carried it around looking for just the right place to put it. They just couldn’t move past the chair’s former life. I figured that there was somewhere I could use it where no one would know about it’s “shameful past.” I think we all deserve a second chance, don’t you, a time to leave the past behind (no pun intended) and have a fresh start. (Note to self, never blog late at night. Did I really just write that???? Oh My-Lanta!! Once again, can I just say that I am so thankful that my family doesn’t actually read my blog.)
The chair is short so I decided it would work well on top of something. The something I put it on is this antique family washstand, that also got a new life.
When I got it, the washstand looked like this. I never liked it.
The poor dear had lost her hardware, and someone had used these shiny brass pulls instead. The door on the front was missing and it was painted a teale green, definitely not the original color. I didn’t want to keep it, but I think Peggy convinced me that I would like it with the right paint and new pulls. I agreed to give it a second chance.
I used ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) in Paris Grey.
You can see the teale green paint showing through where I sanded down the ASCP. In places some yellow paint poked through underneath the teale. I also stacked some vintage enamelware on the washstand.
And the coke crate is a favorite of mine, that my friend Peggy gave me.
I filled the coke crate with little brown bottles, that used to be filled with supplements from the health food store. I then added water and babies breath.
In the spring I filled the crate with some purple flowers, click here. As you can see, I didn’t have enough bottles then to completely fill the crate, but I do now.
And in the little cubbie, I put my bunny.
This washstand is to the left of the door, to the right of the door, we have a few rockers. You can see more of this side of the front porch, here.
And to the left of the washstand, you can see this table I got at Round Top years ago, with my Ikea chairs.
Thanks Peggy and Marilyn!!
Thrify Thursday at Thrifty Thursday
Charm Bracelet Diva
2805’s Potpourri Party
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Friday
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home is Where My Story Begins
Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence
The Shabby Nest