Tuesday, August 30, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I found this nightstand at a garage sale this summer and loved the size and shape.
It sat in my garage while I tried to decide exactly how I wanted to paint it.  I received a request for a navy blue nightstand for a boys room and this nightstand came to mind.  It seems to have a boyish-masculine feel  and navy blue seemed perfect.

I'm loving this nightstand...something totally different than my 
normal "cottage-shabby chic" colors!

The client also requested stripes in white, red and tan...so this is how I incorporated them...the pull is satin nickel.

I added a fabric lined drawer for a finishing touch.  
I totally had fun doing this nightstand...and through it all I learned that the next time I paint navy...I will tint my primer first...it took lots of coats to get this final product
...I LOVE lessons!

Monday, August 15, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I picked this vanity up at a garage sale this year.  
I loved the lines and the handles but it need a little bit of work.  Over the next few months I found a mirror at a thrift store and a stool at the flea market 
that completed this set. 
I painted the body a light turquoise and the top white, then aged it with stain. 
I think it looks perfect!

I lined the drawers with fabric, so easy and adds the perfect detail!
The handles just need to be cleaned and polished I love the antiqued brass look!

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