{Before & After} Guest Stand

When my grandma came across this old buffet stand that had been in her basement from the previous owners when she bought her house some 30 years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to take it home and give it some love. I struggled for some time with where to put it and how I wanted it to look, but I couldn’t be happier with the results. We got rid of some old college furniture that had been cluttering our guest room and added this piece as a “guest stand.” Filled with towels, toiletries and a few of my favorite reads for our out-of-town guests, it makes the perfect accent to the room.

Using similar techniques to Katie’s dresser refinishing, I sanded and primed to create the perfect canvas.

I used Martha Stewart Winters Day and Lagoon colored paint in an eggshell finish and replaced the rusted old knobs with some flowered glass knobs from Anthropologie.

I found this beautiful little vase in the clearance bin at Anthropologie when I was searching for the knobs and fell in love with it. Filled with whatever flowers I pick up at the grocery store or the farmer’s market, it brings a little life into the room. I covered an old bulletin board in some fabric and strung jute to make a picture line topped with old wooden clothespins so our guests (mostly grandparents) can marvel at our little man.

I wanted to line the shelves with some shelf paper and had a horrible time finding shelf paper that didn’t look like it belonged in a 1970’s kitchen cabinet. Enter Chic Shelf Paper. This website has loads of lovely designs and will even cut the pieces to the size you need.

So, voila!  A fun summer project that has brightened up our poor neglected guest room. My next plan is to paint the headboard in Lagoon. Stay tuned!

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6 responses to “{Before & After} Guest Stand

  1. Alison

    Love the idea of a guest stand… what a wonderful way to restore an older piece of furniture!

  2. wow this looks great! i love how it’s been brightened up!

  3. What a great update. so cheerful…I would be happy to see this in any room

  4. You did such a great job! I love antiques, and the pop of color certainly gives it a more modern twist! 🙂

    xoxo lamb loves

  5. I own a Resale Shop and come across small piecies this this one. I have noticed that as soon as I clean them well, and ad new varnish(sometimes paint them) and bring them back to life, they sell quickly. This is fun and exciting. Tip for you: When I’m driving down streets and I see old broken furniture thrown on the driveways, I stop and remove all the hardware. I carry in my car a pair of pliars, straight or philip scredrivers and gloves. You will be amazed at the beautiful old hardware I’ve collected thats ready to be put on some newly refinished or painted furniture piece.

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