Jun 9, 2013

White French Provincial Nightstand

I recently acquired this cute little nightstand at the local auction I sometimes attend.  Sorry, I forgot to take a before picture on this one.  It wasn't your typical cheaper quality creamy/yellow with gold trim piece, but rather it was oak.  I had to fight for it a little, but the scruffy man bidding against me gave up fairly quickly.  I guess he realised it was a little too girly for him.  

I painted it white using Rustoleum semi-gloss white paint.  (The one in the can, not the spray paint.)  I painted it outside using a respirator.  Since being pregnant, I've been more concerned about fumes and stuff like that.  But it's probably not a bad idea to use a respirator all the time anyway, though. Seriously... have you read some of the warnings on paint cans?  Rustoleum's wasn't as bad as some, but I will mostly be sticking to Cece Caldwell paint, because it's really a lot safer for you. 

I didn't distress this piece, I didn't glaze it or dark wax it.  I didn't stencil it.  I didn't even change out or paint the hardware.  I didn't do anything fancy to it, yet it sold fairly quickly.

Wish I had room to keep every piece I redo!

Linking to:
Coastal Charm
The 36th Avenue
Domestically Speaking
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
My Repurposed Life
The Cottage Market
Five Days...Five Ways
Classy Clutter
Southern Lovely
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors
Classy Clutter


  1. This is so pretty. Sometimes I think less is more and this is one of those times. It didn't need distressing, great that you could see that. So lovely :-)

  2. So very pretty...sometimes simple is the best:)


  3. Such an adorable piece and you have it styled so beautifully! LOVE! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  4. Hey I just found this and LOVE it! I would love you to come link up to my Paint Party this week Complete with giveaway!


    Hope to see you soon!

  5. Very pretty! I love the clean look of white.
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  6. It is so creamy and dreamy!!! LOVE it and tfs!!! hugs...

  7. This little nightstand is hugely gorgeous! And what a wise mama to wear a respirator. (the things we do for our babies... forever). I'd love if you'd come and share at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31. http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-4.html

  8. This is so sweet! Thanks for visiting P.S I'll Paint You! You just gained another follower :)

    Jill (http://psiwillpaintyou.blogspot.ca/)

  9. Gorgeous and classy!!

    I found your website from Southern Lovely. I just started a new blog and I would love for you to follow me, too! http://naptimenothings.blogspot.com/

    Looking forward to more posts!
    Naptime Nothings

  10. That is a sweet little piece and wise of you to use the respirator. I was wondering where you buy the CeCe Csldwell paint here in Ontario? Wishing you a great week.