Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Newly-painted Nightstand

All of the furniture in my bedroom is a dark cherry colored wood. While I would prefer a lighter, more rustic bedroom suite, I have to work with what I have for now. At the moment I don't plan to paint every piece of furniture but I change my mind a lot so it could happen. For now, I decided to just paint my nightstand. The nightstand I have had by my bed is just a simple shape with two drawers and with its original color it was a bit boring. I gathered my supplies and headed to the back yard with a Pottery Barn inspiration in mind. 
Pottery Barn 
I lightly sanded my nightstand, applied a coat of primer, and then two coats of ivory spray paint. After it dried overnight, it was time to chip it up. I used the sanding block around all of the edges on the base and the drawers. Then I used a box opener to distress it some more around the edges and to create intentional scratching.
Before
Before
I really liked the re-painted version of my nightstand and thought that it looked pretty similar to the Pottery Barn version that sells for $199. Since I already had the nightstand, my only cost was the spray paint which was $3.99. Not too bad. It really added character to my room by throwing in the one piece of mismatching furniture. There is a chance that another piece may be chosen to get this same look in the future.
After
After
In bedroom

8 comments:

  1. Love-love-LOVE this! What a sweet little table! I recently re-did one nightstand and left the other one wood.. I love the mismatched look too! Great job!

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  2. Very pretty! I have a tables from Bombay Co. which are nearly identical to the before. I've been considering painting them as well.

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  3. Very nice! it turned out great :)

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  4. I like yours better than the PB one! great job!!

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  5. How cute! I so ♥ yours better!

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  6. Your distressing is amazing! Great job!

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