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{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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