How about another makeover?
This pretty cherry finish nightstand used to be in the beachy guestroom, until I found that neat round table from TJ Maxx that I painted the top black and put in there. I picked this piece up somewhere at an antiques store and can’t even remember exactly where I found it in Atlanta, but it has served me well in a guestroom over the years. But, now it’s time to change it. I had a spot in mind in the master bathroom that I just knew it would look great and replace another little piece that was in there.
So, this one got a new coat of paint. All I did to prepare it was wipe it down with some of my liquid sander. Deglosses the wood and gets it ready to paint. Sprayed with white spray paint and did several light coats.
I actually used some yardsale paint that I picked up for about 50 cents for 2 cans. Just enough for this project. It was by Krylon, Living Color in Ivory and was just perfect for what I needed. I’ve also used Porcelain by Valspar brand and it’s a good one too, as well as Heirloom White which is used all across blogland. It was a little too perfect, so I decided to shabby it up just a bit. (this carpet is not pink, it just photographs really strange every time. It’s a beigy color)
Got out some sandpaper and hit the edges and the detailed molding to take off the paint and get down to the bare wood in a few spots.
Then I got out some Cherry stain and hit those spots with a Q-tip, just to darken and age it slightly. Wiped off excess stain right away.
And here’s where it will go, replacing this wicker and iron stand that I’ve had for ages.
Cute, huh? I really like how it looks in here against the blue walls.
That basket was found at Homegoods and matches my bedroom paisley fabric. Perfect for holding the hair dryer and flatiron, headbands, clips, brushes. Wish I had another plug in here, but it is what it is, so I keep it plugged in all the time.
So, instead of getting rid of this piece, I just moved it up and gave it a facelift. And it’s just perfect for me now! I put my wash cloths in the drawer and I can stack a couple of towels underneath.
Do you have anything that needs a facelift?
In just a couple of hours, it can be done and you’ll be enjoying a whole new look.