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Friday, May 13, 2011

Lovely Nightstand

You've seen my master bedroom- well, the good part of it .
 I finally got up the nerve to start refinishing the furniture.
This was my very first set of brand new, furniture store furniture, purchased as an adult-12 years ago. I'm sure I spent waaaayyy too much, but it's real wood- and it moved all the way from Georgia to California in the back of a Uhaul with my dad and I taking turns at the wheel 8 years ago- so...blah, blah, blah-
let's get to the good stuff.
It started off as this:
 
 Then about a few months ago I decided it would be fun to paint the brushed silver knobs with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
 Much more my current style- but this was just the beginning.
 I could not for the life of me decide on a color for these nightstands, so they stayed like this for 2 months or so.
(nice hand weights that never get used under the stand and junk all over the top- keeping it real here, folks)
Then inspiration struck in the form of a blog I failed to bookmark. (was it yours? tell me so I can credit you!)
Krylon's sunny yellow Bright Idea spray paint on a side table.
 After trying to lightly sand, and paint without priming in an effort to beat the wind, I was completely dissatisfied with my less than lovely attempt.
So, back to square one- stripped the whole piece down to bare wood, primed properly with Valspar white spray primer, then finished with 3 coats of lovely Krylon Bright Idea.
 I'm pretty much in love
 It's just the bright fun color we needed in the room- not that the turquoise headboard wasn't enough

It totally picks up the gold and yellow in this fun Target clearance pillow from our bed.
 Mostly it just makes me happy to have a more 'me' piece of furniture in our master bedroom.
 It's bright and cheery- and it makes me happy.
Here's another side by side. Before-ish/After
 So much better- next- tackling Breadwinner's for a matching pair!

22 comments:

Ladybird Ln said...

Oh I just love the color! Your headboard is also just darling! Found you at TT&J! I am your newest follower! Come stop by my blog if you get a chance!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I just love yellow. The shade you chose looks perfect. :)

Conni said...

very nice, I love that color, so mice and cheery

Erin said...

I love the color and the handles, Meagan! I remember when you bought them. :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I really looove this! It's the perfect pop of color without being overwhelming. :)

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love the yellow nightstand. What a great fun and sunny color. Stopping by from TT&J.

Aileen said...

Yellow is my favorite and your revamps are my favorite too!

Michelle @ The Lazy Novice Crafter said...

I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello!

I love your nightstand, it's super cute! You did an awesome job!

I pretty much want to move into your room, that wouldn't be weird would it? It's fun and playful and everything I personally think a bedroom should be, I just love it!

Ruth said...

It looks great. Love the bright colors. I need new nightstands. I am waiting to find the perfect pair while thrifting one of these days.

Ruth

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

Very cool girl. I actually LOVE the yellow, it's almost buttery, and you are right it goes perfect with your pillow. The new finish on the hardware is so much better too. Can I say how lucky that you moved FROM GA, to Cali, :( I did just the reverse about 10 years ago. Miss California alot.

I'd love if you linked this up. Stop by anytime to say hello!!!

Have a wonderful day girl!!
Also if you get a chance, hope you can come over to see how I make the EASIEST chicken curry ever, using rotisserie chicken, and enter to win your own MAGIC Chicken Curry Mix.

Hugs,
Bella :)**AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After

Rebecca said...

The dresser redo looks fab but I LOVE your headboard.

Kristine said...

Another awesome peice!!! Love that yellow!

Life With Lucy said...

It looks amazing! Your whole room is wonderful- i absolutely love the headboard and the monogram. Thanks so much for sharing!

DearHelenHartman said...

Cute cute cute! Fun to have found your blog.

Aleks said...

these are so great, i love what you did to them .

Ty and Whitty said...

I found you through vintage wannabe linky party. I am now your newest follower and follow you on twitter now. I love your nightstand but it is your headboard that caught my eye. I am doing a bedroom make over for my master bedroom this summer and have been trying to find headboard ideas. I pinned this. Thanks for sharing. Come and say hi and follow me back on my blog and twitter.

tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

This will be featured next week at Sugar and Dots. And since I'm blogging next to my husband, he said "Umm...yeah. We're stealing that chick's headboard idea." Woot! Thanks, chick! :)

Mommy Minded said...

Wow! I love it!

Megan
mommyminded.blogspot.com

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

love the yellow! so bright and cheery :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

Would love for you to stop by to visit me... http://bestpartofbelieveis.blogspot.com/ I am your newest follower!! Hope you follow back!!

~ Nikki

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

This is so great! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Monday!!

~ Sarah

Kristin Williams said...

I love this and want you to know I featured it on my blog today. Thanks for the inspiration!
www.favoritepaintcolorsblog.com