Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Finished Night Stands with Crappy Photos

Here's an update on my latest rehab project:
 
This week I took a little time to transform these dated nightstands, which if you remember, cost me $15/pr:
 
 
To these:
 
 
 
The tops were warped, chipped, and stained. I cleaned them thoroughly, then used 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell's Natural Chalk and Clay Paint in Seattle Mist that I purchased in Falls Church at Stifel and Capra After that, I coated everything with a water-based top coat for protection. I distressed them ever so slightly around the sides and edges so that it wouldn't seem traumatic when life happens to them (and it will).
 
I know most of us wanted to switch the handles out for something contemporary for my friend's more modern tastes. However, the 2 inch spread of the holes made it really, really hard to find replacement knobs, so I decided to stick with what we had. Hopefully the glossy white paint will work with my Arnebya's décor. If not, I'll sell them on Craigslist and keep looking.
 
The drawers were grimy inside so I cleaned them and lines them with gray and white scrapbook paper, secured by spray adhesive: 

 
I'll let you know if she likes them.
 
 
Tim's mom and Margaret are in the kitchen making gingerbread cookies, Tim and I will go out to a concert in a few hours, and Shadow is here at my feet. From my house to yours, I'd like to wish you love and peace this week.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family from Canada.

Janet

Suburban Correspondent said...

Oh, my goodness, sell them to ME! They look great. Could you come here and fix all my furniture? Especially my coffee table...

Peta said...

well, I'm impressed, even if your friend isn't :)

marlu said...

What a transformation! I loved those pulls and like them white! Hope she will too.
Lovely job.

Gigi said...

They are gorgeous. I am sure your will friend will love them and appreciate that you did them for her.

Anna P. said...

I think they look great!

Susie - Recovering Church Lady said...

I love how they turned out. A huge and super cute improvement! I am writing down the name of the sealer that you used because I will be touching up my table top and will then need to make it safe for dinner use etc.

twingles said...

Peace Anna. I hope this week is not too difficult.
Loved your book by the way!

Shellie said...

Love and peace back to your family as well!
Love the smell of gingerbread men even better than eating them.

Enjoy the concert!

Vicky92569 said...

What a transformation - they look great! Looking forward to hearing if your friend likes them! Peace and love to you and your family.

Vicky92569 said...

What a transformation - they look great! Looking forward to hearing if your
friend likes them! Peace and love to you and your family.

Alison said...

You are a very good friend, and Arnebya is a lucky lady!

Jess said...

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Jess said...

Not sure if the last comment worked...
You have done a great job with the cupboards, Anna.
As I sit here in Australia watching my 2 little boys bouncing on their new trampoline & breastfeeding my little girl, I am thinking of you, Tim, beautiful Margaret & your wonderful Jack. I wish there was something I could say to make this time of year easier. Merry Christmas, guys. May good things come to you in 2015.

Stefanie Cloutier said...

Love and peace back to you and yours too, Anna! Thinking of you all this holiday season.

EatPlayLove said...

I love them Anna! I would run in the opposite direction from a piece like that, but I love how the pulls look white, just lovely. Now my wheels are turning.

Merry Christmas, I hope you had a relaxing day.

Janice Trinh said...

Hey that looks better than what I could've done! ;-)
Merry Christmas!

amourningmom.com said...

The night stands look fantastic - it is so impressive that you refinished those!

Sending hope and peace right back to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

they look very elegant and from the description of your friend, so does she. A perfect match I hope