From humble beginnings in a hotel, here’s the nightstand that caught my bargain-loving eye…a $19.95 deal from The Tutwiler. I knew it was a diamond in the rough. (click all pics to enlarge for details) Home on my driveway awaiting it’s new coat of paint.
Hardware off, primed and ready to paint.
These little mini-rollers are great for painting furniture. Easy to handle. I wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap & store it in the fridge between coats…I’m really lazy & hate to wash paint brushes. The roller, brush & plastic holder stayed in the fridge for at least a week while I was working on this. That’s a good tip for you if you hate to wash brushes like I do…it will all wash out when you finish & want to put it all away.
Paint & mini-roller again.
Painted the hardware with my Sophisticated Finishes in Blackened Bronze. Those finials go on my hubby’s lamps in his office so I painted over the brass on those too.
And here it in in place in my cottage guestroom. I just love it in here & it looks like it belongs with the black bed. Soft pear green paint color is pretty accurate in this pic.
Closeup of the finish & hardware. Hard to get a good pic of black furniture & the paint color. This one shows it a little better.
Whole shot with the bed too…it’s a great little nightstand for the guestroom & I’m really glad I found it. The black pairs well with my old oak pieces in here. My hubby’s office furniture is all finished & in place & when I can get him to straighten the room up, I’ll take pics in there. He doesn’t mind a messy office! I may just have to resort to selective photography to show you that room.
the feathered nest says
Good job! It looks so different and I love the hardware. I’m a lazy painter too – it seems like I always have a wrapped brush or tray in the fridge LOL!
daisy cottage says
“oops, she did it again”…
WONDERFUL JOB, as always, with this transformation and it looks perfect in your cottagy room! Yea Rhoda!
I am playing catch up on all of my favorite blogs today. I love your new bed side table!! Also really enjoyed the fall table settings. Sooo elegant!!!
Becky K. says
That turned out very nicely. Ahhh…the reward of a creative job done well.
Nunnie's Attic says
I’m so sorry I haven’t been around visiting like I normally do. And to think I almost missed this post. I was waiting for you to post the finished project. It came out lovely. We always wrapped in tin foil and then into the freezer but I’m thinking the plastic wrap would be better. Thanks for the tip!
Angela (Cottage Magpie) says
What a great project! I love how the black works with the oak. ANd that green color on the wall is scrumptious! I’m interested in learning more about your metal finishing stuff–where do you get it?
I love this transformation. What on earth would we do without paint????
I hope to get my Christmas boxes out of the attic tomorrow!
K :) Family Historian says
Wow. Loved looking through all of your yard sale finds. I am so inspired. I want to jump in my car and go find one right now! Ok, guess I’ll wait until Saturday. Great blog.
I see you were also awarded the Friendly Site Award. How did you copy the pic into your blog? I can’t get it to copy in. Thanks for any pointers.
Jolene George says
Holy smokes! That turned out beautiful! I have a table I’m going to be painting soon. You’ve inspired me to actually do it.
He Knows My Name says
fantastic! what a good looking piece!
[email protected] Cottage Nest says
You alway have been, and always will be, the queen of the furniture redo. Great job!
Fabulous Finds Studio says
Fabulous…I loved watching the transformation. What a difference a little paint can make 🙂
LOVE your nightstand!! What a great project — and you do have such a keen eye for a bargain and a beauty!
Jan at Rosemary Cottage or Teacats!