Saturday, February 26, 2011

painted lady...

i loved this end table when i first saw it, sitting alone at the goodwill store with a tag for 
$15.00 stuck to the top of it.  
i love the style and the cute flower details on the sides....

what i didn't like was the two toned color and the yellowed and aged areas on the drawers.
i could do without the speckling on the paint job too!

my friend lisa came over one day and saw this table and just had to have it.  she was looking for a nightstand for her spare bedroom which was decorated in greens and creams.  
i found a can of oops paint at the habitat for humanity re-store for a dollar (score!!) a while back and showed it to her.....perfect!!
i decided to stain the top of the end table in a dark stain called jacobean by minwax.  
i saw some scratches showing through the stain on the top so i re-sanded and added another coat of stain.
 not much detail showing through here.....
but with the glazing.....
it's lovely.....
the knobs are from hobby lobby and i love that they mimic the carved detail in the piece.
i love the stained top.
and the dainty feet...

lisa got a sneak peek yesterday (without the glazing).  
i think she's gonna love it.....

it's still waiting the hardware for the bottom drawer to dry.  i'm using the pull that came on the piece and i sprayed it with an oil rubbed bronze finish.

and here is the finished reveal...


total cost:
nightstand....$15.00
ceramic knobs from hobby lobby...2@$2.00 each = $4.00
oops paint....$1.00
stain, spray paint for drawer pull, and glaze...already had on hand...$0.00  
final cost......$20.00

tomorrow i'm off to pick up an antique dresser from a craigslist seller that i am also redoing for lisa.
hopefully it will look as good in person as it did in the pictures.  it is a great deal.  i'll share more on that later......
but right now, this is what the view out of my window is.....

i am sooooo ready for spring.......

16 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

The nightstand is the perfect size and the new paint job transformed it beautifully. I just left HomeGoods this afternoon looking for a side table and came home empty handed. I have to go thrifting!

Sew-Over-It said...

Beautiful makeover, LOVE the stained top contrast... gorgeous! I might use this idea to makeover our entertainment center. I love the wood top, but also love the pop of color. Great job! :)

Krista said...

You sure know how to pick 'em! It's a beautiful piece...it just needed you TLC and VOILA! :) Great job, Cindy!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great makeover. Love the color. We had 76 degrees weather today. Hope you get warmer soon.

willowcreek said...

Great transformation! I just found your blog at Chic on a Shoestring. Come check mine out when you have time!

Musings Of A Gem said...

It's beautiful! I love the details. That picture is making me feel freezing cold lol.

Gemma x

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Love how it turned out! The stained top is fab!

Sincerely said...

Great makeover! The paint color is perfect, and for a dollar? What a score!

Best,
Ashleigh

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

Ahhh, so pretty! I love the stained top and the glazing. Perfection!

Aimee @ Life As An Oakes said...

Love this makeover! I linked to it in my blog post today :)

http://lifeasanoakes.blogspot.com/2011/03/favorite-diy-finds-of-week.html

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Frugal Jen said...

That looks great! That table is from the same collection my daughters bed. I love how you've painted it.

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

Those flowers are so sweet! The glaze really made them pop. Good job!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Goodness that is beautiful! The glazing absolutely makes it!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *


SHEESH! I never find those "Steals"...You lucky DAWG!

You made it SPECTACULAR!!

Lisa said...

I can't get over how you take furniture not that pretty and make it beautiful.

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