Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nightstands
 We have been waiting to give these nightstands a paint job since August!  When we moved into our rental home, these nightstands were just left in one of the bedrooms.  We asked the landlords if they wanted them anymore, and they told us to do what we want with them.  OKAY!  They had makeover written all over them.  For a blogger and DIY freak, these are the little things that make us giddy!  Am I right?!
 They had so much potential, but look how worn out they looked!
 Lots and lots of sanding.
 After we were covered in a layer of stinky dust from these beauties, we gave them three coats of an off white color.  We let them dry for about three hours, then took the sander over them again for that lovely distressed look, reattached the original hardware, and...
 They were done!  I love them.  Everything about them is just pretty to me.  The curvy legs and the new color.
 A little distressing goes a long way.  They look new and clean with the off white, yet a bit old still with a little wood color showing through in certain spots.
 We debated whether or not we wanted to get new hardware for them.
 I am so glad we didn't.  These pulls leave them with some of the original beauty.
 I might give them a coat of furniture wax when I have more time, but till then they decorate the sides of our bed nicely.  I'm not showing you the room yet, as they are part of our bedroom makeover.  You'll just have to wait.  My goofy son, Jaxon wanted to be in one of the pictures.  He knows just how to work the camera!
Here is the before and after again. 
I can't wait to find more older pieces like these and give them a new life.  These were so much fun!
I linked up:
Someday Crafts
Primitive And Proper
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Between U & Me
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Simply Klassic Home

11 comments:

  1. Love them! I can't believe you got them for free! I'm in the middle of a nightstand makeover myself. I was getting a little burned out, so I'm glad you posted your pretties for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Let me know when you're finished with them. I'd love to see them :)

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  2. those are the cutest nightstands! i love the shape, hardware, and finish... the white paint really allows that hardware to pop!

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  3. These turned out beautiful girl! I love that you kept the original pulls, they seem to go perfectly. Gorgeous!
    xoxoxo

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  4. Those are so adorable! I can't imagine someone wanting to leave them behind!

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  5. You did such a great job! Transformations are one of my all time favorite things to see on blogs. I would love if you would consider linking this up to "Drab to Fab" this Friday (tomorrow). The theme is taking the ordinary or simple and turning it into something fabulous! This post totally embodies that! I know my readers would get a kick out of seeing this! Here's a link to more info about the party.
    http://www.amynjesse.com/p/drab-to-fab.html
    Hope to see you tomorrow!
    Amy

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  6. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  7. These look awesome. So much better, and I love the distressed look. So glad I found your blog...I'm a new follower, so stop by and follow back so we can keep in touch. Love new blog friends, Lori

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  8. So much better! I'm glad, too, that you didn't change the hardware. :)

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  9. Oooooo! You're really moving on your bedroom! LOVE them! They look great! And I love how you kept the hardware and just painted them black. Looks FANTASTIC, Tanya!!!!!

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  10. Beautiful transformation, and the hardware is perfect!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home

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