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 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


  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.

  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:)

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

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

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

    2. That is a score!!

  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!


  6. Great color - so bright and cheery!

  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 Have a great weekend.


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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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


  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. :)

  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!!

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

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