HOW TO USE WOODUBEND AND POSH CHALK PIGMENTS TO RESTYLE YOUR FURNITURE | YOUTUBE VIDEO COMING THIS SATURDAY!
Hi, my beautiful and creative friends! Did you shop any Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals this past weekend? I’m super happy with my weekend ‘gift’… it’s a brand NEW Sony ZV -E10 Camera and Vlogger Kit… wooohoooo! I can’t wait to start creating more Youtube videos. I’m hoping it will make a big difference in quality and sound for you.
This is the 5th year this washstand is getting a winter holiday makeover and I can’t thank you enough for all the ideas in this last post. You’re a CREATIVE BUNCH! I had so much fun going through all your comments and I can’t wait to share what it looks like now.
Here’s the curb-shopped washstand I originally picked up over 5 years ago.
And here’s how I restyled it last Christmas. This is what I was covering up this year… and I learned covering up red and white striping is not easy. 😆
I promise this year’s look is WAAAAY different so I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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Curbside Washstand – SALVAGED
DB 2″ Mini Paint Brush
Small Artists Brush
BOSS Gray Primer
Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint
Woodubend Medallions (similar)
Silver Posh Chalk Pigments
Gloss Clearcoat (ANY topcoat will work!)
WOODUBEND WINTER WASHSTAND
Here’s the step-by-step makeover of this Woodubend Washstand. I hope this makeover inspires you to give these bendable wood appliques a try!
To prepare for a new paint finish, no cleaning was required as it’s been covered up all year. I used my Bosch Sander to scuff sand the entire piece and then wiped off all the dust. At this stage, I was still reading and re-reading all your comments to figure out which direction to take this washstand so I primed with the BOSS Primer in GREY. Grey primer works fabulously under dark colors AND light colors. If you’re ever unsure if you’re painting light or dark, a grey primer is a good bet and will help you either way!
Once the two coats of primer had dried, I painted two coats of this pure white Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint using my DB 2″ mini. I see a lot of you purchased the 2″ Wooster Angle Cut on Black Friday. It’s the economical version of this one and you’re going to loooove it…so congrats… it works amazing!
Now for the fun part! I decided to use these Woodubend Appliques because they reminded me of snowflakes!
I added the full applique into the middle of each front panel. For the harp section and drawers, I used my heat gun to warm up the Woodubend and then cut them into sections. These appliques are amazing! One design can turn into four… or more designs! I have a full Youtube Tutorial on How To Use Woodubend HERE.
Here’s how I divided up these Woodubend Medallions. I used a portion on the harp and then parts around salvaged knobs to embellish the old salvaged knobs I found.
Then I had two little pieces left which I could have saved for another project but I decided to use them under the top of this washstand. It’s Christmas after all… more is more, right!? It’s in the awkward growing stage phase but wait until you see what comes next! As you can see I used my iPhone to shoot this washstand video (coming this Saturday) so for my next video you can let me know if you see a difference with the Sony ZV-E10!
POSH CHALK PIGMENTS
After I painted another coat of white over all the Woodubend appliques, I decided (well many of YOU decided!) to add some metallics! I pulled out this Posh Chalk Pigment in Silver. Have you ever tried this product? It works like magic and I’ll explain why!
It comes in fine powder form. Very LITTLE is required so this little jar lasts forever. I poured a small amount of the silver onto a plastic lid and then added a tiny bit of this gloss topcoat. In this Saturday’s video, I’ll share how it beads up when the topcoat hits it. It looks like mercury beads… it’s absolutely gorgeous! And it’s a heavy-duty metallic. Perfect for refreshing your hardware, stenciling, striping, or in this case, painting metallic Woodubend snowflake look-a-likes.
You paint it on like any other paint. I used a small artist’s brush and in the pic below, you can see the amazing coverage on the first coat. The second coat makes it look like real silver!
And here’s the finished look!
Gorgeous crisp winter white with shiny ‘ice’ detailing!
A big thank you to Robin, Susan, Kellee, Debrah, Cynthia, Deb, Karin, and Judy for suggesting white. And Missy, Christy, Rebecca, Dawn, and Nicki for suggesting metallics and silver!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 32K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
Here’s another look at this curb-shopped Christmas Washstand before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects. If so, feel free to PIN and SHARE so you can save it for later!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS YEAR’S MAKEOVER AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS… IT WAS MUCH APPRECIATED! FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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Do Dodson says
It’s perfect, Denise! I have a fancy for these old washstands. Changing furniture with the seasons should be a thing. ❄️ It’s so soft and fresh looking. Pinned! xo 😘
I have so much fun with this little washstand every year! Thanks, and thanks for the PIN! XOXO
Caye Cooper says
This piece is just wonderful, Denise! The silvered pieces make it scrumptious. Another check in the “WIN” column.
Yay, thanks Caye… I appreciate it! This silver pigment is A LOT of FUN to work with!
Joanne H. says
This make over is like a new snowfall- so clean looking, fresh and beautiful. Love it. It’s fun to look back and see all the remakes over the years. It I think this is my favorite.
I’m so happy you love it, Joanne! Thank you!💙
Christy James says
I absolutely love it, my friend!! This might be my favorite!! The white and silver are so dreamy together! XOXO
Yay, thanks, Christy! I’m into white and silver too!❄️🤗
Hi Denise! It looks wonderful!!! Now any color scheme will look amazing! Thanks for the shout out for suggesting white! I love it.
Thanks for the suggestion, much appreciated! I was really stumped this year.😊
Margie Bramer says
I really loved the green…my favorite color….but this is just stunning!!!
I agree Margie! I think the green is still my favorite but this version looks lovely as well.
Kelly C. says
This is beautiful, I enjoy seeing what you do with this every year. I have to say though, the year you painted it evergreen was my favorite. What a fun tradition you’ve come up with, changing the same piece every year. I love your blog, please keep the creativity coming!
Thanks Kelly! The Evergreen version is still my favorite as well. I think I’ll keep doing this every year until I create a style I like better than the green one.🤣
Wow, this is my favorite one yet. It’s like a pristine fresh snow fall! Great job D!
Oh I’m sooo glad Tracy! It probably reminds you of your snowy Quebec winters, right? ❄️🌨😉
From playful and fun to cool and sophisticated (just like we are, lol! ). Wow! I think the photos likely don’t do justice to the silver glitz. Love it!.
You’re so right on both points Rebecca…lol. Thanks so much, Rebecca!
It’s beautiful! I absolutely love it.
Thanks Lizzy! So glad you love it!💙
Marie B says
Dreamy winter wonderland makeover indeed! I always look forward to your annual washstand makeover, Denise. There hasn’t been one yet that I haven’t absolutely adored.
Ah, you’re too sweet my friend! Thank youuuu!💕
Very different and I love the new classic white with silver! I need to try this metallic product. Thanks for sharing.🙂
Thanks Nicki! And if you try the Posh Chalk Pigments I’d love to hear what you think. I’m sure you’d LOVE it!
Hi Denise. I love how you make this piece of furniture look absolutely different each Christmas. Well done! Last year was fun and playful with the stripes and this year you served up a sophisticated, upscale, chic vibe. Absolutely beautiful.
ohhh I like this – sophisticated and upscale! Thanks so much my friend! XOXO
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Denise! It looks beautiful!!
Thank you Cheryl!🥰 XOXO
Imelda Gillespie says
Thanks Imelda! 🙂
Subtly different – quite lovely
Thank you Audrey!🤗
Michael Christie says
Nice! Very nice! I can hardly wait to see what you ddo with it next year
Aw, thank you Michael!☺️
Absolutely gorgeous – and perfect for the season! Love the Posh Chalk product and the elegant effect on the appliques. Thanks, Denise!
Thanks my friend! 💕 And I love the Posh Chalk Pigments as well. They have a few different tones of GOLD that are absolutely FABULOUS!
Kellee Kroll says
It looks amazing! Like an icy sculpture!!
Yay, thank my friend! XOXO