Happy Hump Day =)
I've been pretty busy with work, baby, husband, house,
but I actually managed to squeeze in a little time to redo this pretty little nightstand
I bought a couple weeks back.
I was walking around the swap meet (btw, we opened up a swap meet. I know. Who does that right?!)
Anyways, so as I'm walking around I spot this night French Provincial night stand,
and I Love me some French inspired furniture..
So I asked about it and it was only $10!! That beats the $30 I paid for the last pair I redid here
So there I am dragging it across the field to the office where it sat for a few weeks
while I figured out what to do with it.
Then it hit me one night- Blue and Gold!
I had already considered giving it to my brother who's moving down to SD and I figured I couldn't paint it something girly, which is where the blue and gold kick in
Now I just purchased a sample size of Behr paint and a a gold can of spray paint and got to work
First thing's first, I had to clean it up and sand it down
Here you can see how scratched and dirty the night stand was:
Then after that,
I taped off the part I wanted to keep black, primed the bottom portion with a spray can primer
and painted the top part with Behr's paint.
I crossed my fingers that I wouldn't have to primer the top, and thankfully I didn't
Once that was done, I spray painted the handles to match,
and waxed the blue portion with Annie Sloan's clear wax
It left it with an eggshell finish, and it's my first time using any kind of wax, so I'm kind of hoping I did it right
Well here he is:
I just Love it!
I kind of wish I could keep it, but there's no room in the house for it =(
I still need to line the shelves, although my brother says he'll take it as is
Here's a little side by side show off:
The picture quality could be better, but I couldn't wait and
it was overcast plus all I had at hand was my phone
I'm glad I finished this nightstand,
now all I have left is my dining room table which is turning out to be a real pain
I purchased the table and four chairs off Craigslist for $30 (STEEAALLL!!)
But anyways-here's the before, about to be primed
I'll post about this headache later ;)
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