May 16, 2012

Bright Blue Nightstand!

I have to say that this is probably the brightest I've ever gone a piece of furniture yet, and I have to admit that it was kind of fun!

 I bought this nightstand two saturdays ago.  Which was the day that I was planning to have my own yard sale.  And I was going to stay home all morning and mind it like a good girl should.  Until.... we had dinner friday night at my inlaws celebrating a birthday and my husband's grandmother told me that her senior's apartment complex was having a big yard sale the next morning and that there was going to be a lot of furniture.  So, you know me... guess where I was the next morning?  My husband and his brother stayed home and watched the yard sale for me and I took off with my sister in law and headed out.  Well, most of the furniture at the sale was cheap particle board stuff, but I did score this nighstand on the way home at a different sale. 

I didn't take a before picture, but it was just your typical french provincial piece... creamy white and edged in gold. 



At first I thought....hot pink with black handles!  But since I wanted to get to work on it right away and didn't have any hot pink paint... I used this bright blue colour.  It is actually more turquoise than the pictures show. 


After I sprayed the original hardware white I was undecided whether or not to distress them a tad with some sand paper.  Until I went back outside to bring them in and discovered that somehow they had fallen off the deck onto the ground... giving me a head start on the distressing!


The new paint really cleaned and freshened this piece up and it is now ready for a new home!

Linking to:
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
The 36th Avenue
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
Chic on a Shoestring: Flaunt it Friday
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
HomeSpun Happenings: Rustic Restorations
Five Days Five Ways: Feature Friday Free For All
Tatertots and Jello: Weekend Wrap Up
Gingerbread: Sweet Saturday
Funky Junk: Saturday Night Special 
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
Kammy's Korner:Trash to Treasure 
Primitive & Proper: POWW
Sweet Little Gals: Trendy Tuesday


20 comments:

  1. It's very lovely!!
    Love the colour and the contrast of blue and white.

    When I saw this picture on the right side of my blog, I thought it was the same side table I juse posted!
    But it's a little different, please come check it out.
    http://vintagebreeze.blogspot.ca/2012/05/french-provencal-side-table-homemade.html

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  2. The piece looks great:) I just bought some capri's this same color and my daughter says you can see me from a mile away:)

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  3. I just love that colour! The contrast is beautiful. Wonderful work as always!

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  4. What type and brand of paint did you use for this??? It looks amazing!

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    1. It was Ace hardware's Eastern Shoreline. I got it when they were giving away free quarts of paint... score!

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    2. That is a score!!

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  5. It looks beautiful! Would love to have you link it up at our party, along with any other projects you have. Your blog is fantastic!

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday_10.html

    Jen

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  6. Great color - so bright and cheery!

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  7. Hi, Cynthia

    I love the color on the table. It's turned out great. I found your lovely blog on The 36th Ave link party. I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and l am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great weekend.

    Vanessa

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  8. That is a great piece. I love the hardware! Thanks for linking up to Rustic Restorations weekend!

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  9. Love the color and the white hardware really makes this piece pop! Your new follower, Tanya :)

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  10. It's not a color that would flow in my home....but I know at least two of my granddaughters would absolutely love it. Very nicely done! Love the texture of your wall, I used joint coumpound to do my bathroom wall the same way a few years ago.

    Found you over at Gail's MRL.

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  11. Pretty nightstand... love that color and the white hardware looks great!
    gail

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  12. I just love your blog and you are in my blogroll. I wanted to tell you that I posted a tutorial on how to make a window cornice out of styrofoam. I posted photos of the one I made for my sliding door and I hope you can take a moment to check it out...who knows you may want to make one yourself. its easy and a great way to dress up any window.

    http://inspirationallettersbymillie.blogspot.com

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  13. I am just in love withthe color you chose. It looks gorgeous!

    Jeanine

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  14. Love the color! I think the hot pink with black handles combination would have been fantastic too. :) Hope you do something else in those colors. :)

    Stopping by from Feature Friday Free-for-All. :)

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  15. This is way cool! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/05/trendy-tuesday-1.html

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  16. I love this!!! Great color :) Love how you shopped at a yard sale while having your own yard sale!!!

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