Friday, February 5, 2016

A Yard Sale Night Stand

A few years ago Mister and I were spending an early summer Saturday morning perusing local yard sales. I get happy just thinking about the warm weather coming! I know it means beckoning driveways and open garage doors filled with someone's cast-offs waiting to be my must have treasures. Oh, yeah. Anyway, in one particular yard sale we found a woman whose husband must have said "Enough!" and she had a gold mine of stuffs for sale!

I purchased an all white, Pfaltgraff butter dish in perfect condition for $1-oh yes, I did! I can't remember all the stuff she had except a cute little night stand perfect for a child's room. It was freshly painted white with a glass pull on it. The only problem with it was that someone had made a messy hole in it to pass through a wire of some sort. "We can fix that!", I declared to Mister. If you're new here- "we" means Mister; Mister can fix that. For $5, yup, $5 I took that little beauty home!

The little table was well used and we did find a solution to the hole. Fast forward to the recent redo of daughter #3's bedroom. There is no room for the little night stand anymore and it needs some refreshing and love.



First, I removed the drawer pull. I lightly sanded the stand just to scuff up the semi-gloss surface. I wiped the dust off with a damp paper towel. I let the surface completely dry. Using leftover paint from the recent redo of daughter #2's bedroom I mixed up a batch my favorite POP Paint! It took two coats.

1st coat of paint.

2nd coat.
The whole piece got a coat of Annie Sloan wax and once dry was buffed to a nice finish. I replaced the hardware.

I measured a piece of foam core board to fit the back space. I covered the foam board with left over peel and stick paper I used in the kitchen cabinets and slid it into place.


The foam core was left over from another project and the bright yellow showed through so I just flipped it over.


Next I lined the drawer and the sides with the peel and stick.



And ta-da! Isn't it sweet? Now, I still have no room for it but at least now I can sell it without being ashamed of it. Mister will be happy that another piece of furniture is leaving our home and hopefully, this little piece will be a treasure in someone else's home for many years.








Partying here this week:
French Country Cottage, Chic On A Shoestring, Remodelaholic, Craft Dictator, Just Us Four, Shabby Art Boutique, The Cottage Market, The DIY Village , DIY Vintage Chic, A Tray of Bliss, Patina Paradise, Crafty Allie, Blooming Homestead, The Girl Creative, Pieced Pastimes, Funky Junk Interiors, One More Time Events, DIY Showoff, Finding Silver Pennies, Thoughts From Alice, Pink When, Create With Joy, Inside the Fox Den, Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Plucky's Second Thought, Coastal Charm, Skip To My Lou, Sand and Sisal, Creatively Living, Karen's Up On The Hill, Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Flamingo Toes, Cupcakes and Crinoline, Home Stories A to Z, A Stroll Thru Life, Elizabeth & Co, Ladybug Blessings, Our Home Away From Home, Cozy Little House, The DIY Dreamer, Savvy Southern Style, The Blissful Bee, The Newlywed Pilgrimage, Simply Designing, Gingersnap Crafts, The Dedicated House, DIY By Design, Crafty Allie, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Lambert's Lately, Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, A Cup of Mrs. Olson, Blesser House, From My Front Porch To Yours, My Repurposed Life, Up To Date Interiors, A Vision To Remember, Must Love Home, Too Much Time On  My Hands, AKA Design, Craftberry Bush, Joyful Homemaking, The Pin Junkie, The Chelsea Project, Blogdacious, The Curators Collection










42 comments:

  1. Nice wow factor with the addition of the contact paper! And the new color is also very sweet!You'll have no trouble selling it now. Just curious, what is POP paint?

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    1. That is my homemade version of chalk paint. It is 1 cup paint, 1 tbsp plaster of paris and 1/4 cup warm water. Mix the plaster of paris and warm water til well dissolved then mix in paint. Thanks for visiting with me, Mary!

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  2. Using peel & stick paper - what a great idea! I'm currently working on a project and that may be just the solution I'm looking for. I love how this piece turned out. :)
    Ann
    http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I am glad you stopped by and glad I may have inspired a solution for you project!

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  3. Love the fix for the hole. This turned out great!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you could visit for a while!

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  4. What a uniquely shaped little cabinet! You gave it some pretty and pizzaz :) ! I bet it will sell quickly. You did a great job of freshening it! So pretty now! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection / Making Broken Beautiful
    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

    February 6, 2016 at 11:25 AM

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    1. Thanks, Terry. It did sell within a few hours of being listed. I am happy that somebody else saw the pretty in it.

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  5. A very nice makeover! Love it! I believe I had that very nightstand in the sixties!

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    1. Hi Jeannie! Gotta love real wood-not pressed paper or particle board. That is the reason this little table is still around 50 years later. Thanks for spending some time with me!

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  6. Very cute! Love the addition of the chevron pattern. Thanks for linking up to #FridaysFurnitureFix!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. Thank you for hosting the party!

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  7. Great transformation! The piece has great bones, and you've done a great job making it pretty! Love the drawer pull! :) ...coming from Show and Share @ Coastal Charm. ~Rhonda

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    1. Hey, Rhonda! Thank you and thanks for dropping in and spending time with me!

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  9. Wow what a great job you did making over this end table!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party, Julie and thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Oh that is super cute. I love garage sales! Visiting from Grace at Home linkup.

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    1. Rashel, I am so glad you could visit for a while! Thank you for the kind words!

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  11. Hi Jolena, I love how you restored the old night stand. Thank you for sharing it on SYC. Jo

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jo! I am so glad you liked the project!

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  12. Oh my gosh...this turned out SO cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  13. This turned out beautiful! I like the extra touch of the contact paper! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday :)

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    1. I am glad for your visit, Emily! So glad you liked the project!

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  14. Beautiful job. Love the color and the special tounch with the chevron. Yowza Thanks for linking to Friday's Furniture Fix. Susie

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  15. You did such an amazing job! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/02/make-it-pretty-monday-week-169.html Hope to see you again at the party! Have a lovely day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn! I will pop over and see what else you found to share this week!

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  16. You did such a great job on the night stand. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, thank you! I am very excited to know that it will be included in the party. I will be sure to stop over and see what else was included in the party!

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  17. What a cute little nightstand. I am amazed at what a coat of paint can do to bring an old piece new life.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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    1. Thank you for spending time with me! It is an amazing thing to add a little paint and a little care and see something pretty blossom!

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  18. It certainly is sweet! I love the stick and peel paper!! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann and thanks for the opportunity to share it at Share Your Cup!

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  19. Wow, this is so pretty! I love how you put the paper on the background so you can see it! It is lovely:) Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

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    1. Thanks for the great party, Christine and for visiting with me!

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  20. Just that little detail makes this table! Love it!

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  21. Just that little detail makes this table! Love it!

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    1. Hello, ladies! Thanks for the kind words. I am so glad you could spend some time with me today!

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