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.|
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.
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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