Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Frenchy Craigslist Night Stand



About a year ago, maybe longer, I found a cute little frenchy kinda looking nightstand on Craigslist.


It was in rough shape and needed some TLC but for $12 (yes!) I could not pass it up. At the time my middle child was in a larger bedroom and I thought it would look nice in there or perhaps the younger one's bedroom if I did it up in pink and black. That was a year ago!

I brought it home and eventually it made its way to our field stone basement. Once things are banished to basement it is hard to bring them back. I have a hoard of mismatched, unloved furniture in the basement. Occasionally Mister will comment about my "sickness" but his patience goes only so far. He is wanting to do some work in the basement and that means that my stock pile of furniture projects will need to diminish-drastically!

I brought the little nightstand back upstairs and cleaned her off (and yes, with those cute little legs it has become a "she").

I mixed my favorite version of POP paint from some old paint I had used in the bathroom. The first coat was too blue.

The blue doesn't show well in this photo but it was too blue.
I cut it with some white paint left over from the trim color on our main floor.

The centers of the drawer faces got a coat of Waverly white chalk paint from Walmart.



I painted the side panel white but changed my mind as I went along.


I painted the handles in the same white chalk paint and hit them with silver Rub n' Buff that I used on the dining room mirror.


When the paint was thoroughly dry I tried some antiquing glaze but did not like the look, not for this piece so I painted over it. I tried the Rub n' Buff on the detail on the drawers but did not like that so I had to paint that part, again.

After it dried I used a silver paint pen to outline the drawer faces and side panels.


The whole thing got a coat of Annie Sloan's wax then was buffed for a nice finish.




Much has changed in my daughter's bedrooms since I bought the piece so neither on of them will be using her. Hopefully, I can find a nice family who will love her.




**UPDATE
I came a across a discarded mirror that had been in my youngest daughter's bedroom before her room was made over. Since I had some paint left over I decided to paint the mirror to match Frenchy. I sold them as a set!


Taken on my phone so a little blurry, sorry.
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43 comments:

  1. She was a fickled miss, but in the end all of the decisions turned her into a lovely lady. I am sure she will find a good home quickly.

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    1. Thanks, Donna and thanks for dropping by!

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  2. This is an amazing makeover. I love the colors you chose. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. You did a great job on this. Lovely transformation!

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    1. Thanks you, Cynthia! I have admired your work for a bit and am thrilled that you visited with me!

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  4. I love how it ended up! It's perfection! I have had to repaint and change things as I go many times too ... funny how you can envision one thing and it turns out another way. This turned out perfect in the end! Love how you used the silver pen ... waaaay less headache than using a small brush! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have an amazing day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful (Thursdays)

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    1. Terry, I am a lazy diy-er and the paint pen seemed way less work than trying to hold a paint brush at a same pressure and amount of paint all the way around! I admire those who can do it but it is too much for me! Thank you for the sweet words; I am glad you like it.

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  5. Oh this is so beautiful! I have a thing for French style.

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    1. I love all things French, too. It can be a bit much for my Mister so I have to get it in where I can. Thanks for visiting with me!

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  6. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words!

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  7. Oh my your makeover of this frenchy nightstand is incredible. I would love for you to share it at Vintage Charm http://www.bluewillowhouse.com/2016/04/07/vintage-charm-25/. Yours is just the type of post we love.

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    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you for stopping by and spending time with me today. I would love to visit your party and share this post. Thank you for inviting me and for such a lovely compliment.

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    2. Thank you for accepting my invitation to share at Vintage Charm and I hope you come back every week to share something with us. sb

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  8. Ooh. What a beautiful nightstand!! I love the colors you chose!! I'm sure it will find a good home in no time at all. Thanks for linking up at Sweet Inspirations!!

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    1. Thank you, Keri and thanks for the party!

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  9. Frenchy is lovely!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  10. Craigslist is awesome for DIY projects! You did a really great job with this one!

    I would love it if you would share this on my weekly link party : )

    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-002/

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    1. Thank you, Ashleigh and thanks for the invitation. I will pop right over!

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    2. Thanks again for sharing this on my link-up! I loved this post so much I'll be featuring this post on my next one, Friday at 6. Be sure to grab a button and stop by anytime to share new/old projects you have going on : )

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  11. It's so cute!! You did a great job with this one!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I am so glad you could spend time with me today.

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  12. I love how this turned out! You took this nightstand and turned it into a head-turning piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and for visiting with me today!

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  13. turned out so cool love it thanks for sharing have a great week

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Robin and for the kindness.

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  14. She is a beauty Jolena. I love her! She deserves a French kiss. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  15. Just wonderful!! I always love a good furniture flip & someone else who uses Waverly paint, woohoo!! I'll be featuring your fab nightstand this week at the Friday Favorites Linky Party - swing by and snag your featured button!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! It's nice to "meet" you! I will be sure to check out the Friday Favorites at Leroy Lime!

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  16. Wow! I love how this turned out!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  17. You have done a great job refinishing this night stand! It looks like a brand new piece. Thank you so much for stopping by Inspiration Thursday! I look forward to seeing you again this week.

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    1. Thank you, Lela and thank you for stopping by!

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  18. You did a lovely job transforming the dresser. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Thank you and thank you for hosting the party. I will be sure to stop by tonight.

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