Monday, June 20, 2011

Night Stand Re-do

I found this little beauty at the Grand Opening of a new DI (a.k.a. goodwill) about 10 minutes away from us. The minute I saw it I knew I had to have-and for only $18 I was pretty happy with the price.

The guy standing next to me did not see the same potential I did. While Mojo was getting a cart he was nice enough to point out all the flaws for me. I just smiled and nodded all the while thinking, "you have no idea what your talking about."

We got it back to my in-laws who graciously offered their back patio to me as a place to sand and paint to my hearts content. They are such amazing people and they know how much I love doing stuff like this-I so appreciate them being so willing to put up with my whims.

This was it's original form

Do you see the potential I did? Well of course you do!

I got to work sanding (and sneezing-thank you allergies) my way through Saturday morning. And a little while later I had this.

This was all done with my FIL's electric sander-thank you Jim! If I had had to do the whole thing by hand it would have taken FOREVER! Lucky I did the big stuff with the electric sander-and then after I took these pictures I went to town on all the crevices and funky places with a hand sander.

Next came the primer-I used 2 coats, letting it dry about 20-40 minutes between each coat.

Then it was time to paint. I decided to go with a grey body, black top, and black hardware. I had bought other hardware I wanted to use but they didn't match up with the existing holes as much as I thought they would-so I just spray painted the old hardware and they actually turned out really nice.

So here's your before (minus the drawers) and after:

I wanted to show you where it's at in my house. But to be honest-I'm embarrassed about what our bedroom looks like right now. And even though it is super cute-the faux wood closet doors and tile carpet in our apartment is not. So at the moment-I'm embarrassed-that may change but for now just enjoy it in all it's glory. Outside.

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imklvr said...

Yours is one of my favorite blogs...I read all of the ideas on 'Tip Me Tuesday" at Tip Junkie. This night stand turned out great...and look at the last 3 "after" pics.....doesn't it look like that little handle is smiling???

Kari said...

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Chris said...

Well done. I love being able to bring new life to something. You picked a great piece to redo, and it turned out great!

Cynthia (Simply Chic Treasures) said...

You did a great job on this nightstand. It looks much better now!

BluBabesCreate said...

Really nice job!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Wow! New life! Love it! Thank you for linking to Handyman, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Very cute transformation! I love the color!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Great job! You totally updated the nightstand!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Great job! I love the black and grey! Visiting from Hoo's Got Talent

Deana said...

looks so much better! this post would be so great at my weekly blog party. I'd love it if you joined me!

Leanne said...

This is so gorgeous! Thanks for linking to the party. I'll be featuring this on Saturday.

cookieandclaire said...

Great job. I have a nightstand that is destined to become a little kitchen for my 2 year old. Soon ... maybe!
Come over to if you get a chance. Following you now! Looking forward to all you great stuff.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Such a dramatic change! I love how handsome it looks :)

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Love it! I can never seem to find little gems like this!

Mimi said...

Beautiful job here! I love that you painted the top black as well as the hardware. It all comes together so well and looks fabulous!
Stopping by from Mommaskindacrafty - and a new follower!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Saw this on TT&J -- awesome! Props to you for seeing how great it would turn out in the end. Love the color, too!

Megan said...

Love it, I like the 2 colors together! Love your blog, your newest follower! Megan

WhyCuzICan said...

Sweet as can be and budget friendly to boot. Love the color you chose too :)

Hope your honey-bunch loves it as much too. From Yawwwwwn to WOW with just a bit of work. Nice job :)

Suzanne in IL
Visiting from Cindy's Romantic Home Linky Party today

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I was checking out last week's projects at Domestically Speaking's POPP and came across your cute little nightstand. It caught my eye because I just finished one that has very similar lines, and matching feet. You'll have to pop over and see it. It always cracks me up when I see my furniture's siblings out in blogland.

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

That guy had no idea what he was talking 'bout Willis!

Great redo!

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