Shabby Chic Stand

This little stand was quite ugly but had a nice shape and detailing on the base. It had olive green fabric and dark wood, not a look that fitted in with my decor. I gave it a transformation and now it takes pride of place on my bed stand.


stand 1


I painted the whole stand with a waterproof stainer/blocker and then gave it two coats of matt Antique White US.A. I then gave it a coat of water based matt polyurethane. I had a collection of scraps of vintage fabric and used some of them to construct a skirt. The flower band was from my first holy communion veil, it’s almost 50 years old. The necklace is made from an old 18 carat chain piece and an antique watch that I picked up in Sri Lanka almost 40 years ago. For me it’s a nice way to showcase some of the things that I treasure. It now takes pride of place on my bed stand.



Here is a close up of the watch. It is exquisite.


wardrobe 6

If you look closely at the top left hand corner you can see the original stand. I got carried away and forgot to take a close up pick of it before I started the transformation.