The Wash Stand

I love garage sales…sometimes you find the greatest little treasures for little or nothing…then, sometimes you can’t find a dang thing…last week, however, I found this wonderful little antique wash stand, or vanity, or kitchen storage cabinet…I am pretty sure anyone could find a use for it somewhere in their home…Well, I took it home and tried to figure out just what color I should paint her…because as you know, that is the hardest part of all…picking out the color!!  I got out my trusty little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Color Chart and finally decided on Paris Grey and Old White….I painted, and painted, and painted…inside and out, top to bottom…every square inch…then sanded, distressed, and waxed to that gorgeous, silky smooth finish you get when using Annie Sloan products…Did I mention I’m in love with ASCP??  Well, I am….Here are some before and after pictures…Isn’t she pretty?








About The Old Cypress House

Mother-wife-friend-artist...I love to paint...I have always loved painting...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! Actually, I just like making stuff...DIY-that should be my initials! The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact...Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn't do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys...whatever anyone suggested. Then my husband helped tear down a cypress house that was built in 1889 and brought me home loads and loads of more wood, including the old cypress windows that were in the house...I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress...but, I'm sure I'll venture into other areas of art projects. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, please let me know...I'll be in my shop! "If you hear a voice inside of you say 'you cannot paint', by all means, paint...and that voice will be silenced" ~ Vincent Van Gogh View all posts by The Old Cypress House

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