Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY! Refinished Night Stand

I've been looking for a night stand for our guest room for a LONG time...I've looked everywhere for a piece I could possible repaint and distress...flea markets, consignment shops, Craigslist.  And finally a couple of weekends ago I went to the Flowood flea market with my sister-in-law, Mary Allison.  I knew she had an eye for finding unique pieces so I felt confident we would find something.  And sure enough we did!

 I'm guessing this night-stand used to be in a little girl's room since its pink...but the flat paint made it easy to paint right on over!  I decided to go with a bright orange:

After I painted the entire piece orange, I came back and sanded and distressed it.  Finally, I put a put a coat of wood-stain and finished it off with a coat of polyurathane!   It took a while to dry because it was so humid outside.  But it was worth the wait!

For those of you out there that would like more of a step-by-step tutorial on how to distress furniture (in more detail!) you should check out Brittany's (aka Pretty Handy Girl's) Blog.  She does a great job photographing/writing step-by-step instructions!  Thanks Brittany (btw--found you on Pinterest!)

That's it for now!  Happy Sunday!

I am linking up to: 
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Take a Look Tuesday at Sugarbee Crafts
Freshman Friday at Home Savy A-Z


  1. Oh I love the color you painted your nightstand! And it is the perfect color for letting a little of that pink peek through. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog ;-).

    Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

  2. It looks great!! I really like the pink color coming through. Great job!.

  3. This little table was so lucky to come home with you! You did such an amazing job...I love the contrast of the table color and the knob. What a stunning piece!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

  4. What a practical piece... you'll use it for years. Love the colors!

  5. Where did you find the knob??? And the whole thing looks great!
    -Cousin Emily

  6. What a fun pop of color. I love the orange you chose to finish your nightstand in. I am never that daring with color and wish I was! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Freshmen Friday party for new bloggers at:

  7. I am visiting from Freshman Friday! I just LOVE the results!! Awesome color ! I love the premise of your blog as well. :) I am your newest follower.


  8. Stopping by from Freshman Friday. Beautiful project! I am your newest follower, would love if you'd follow back :)


  9. so neat! That was quite the before. This is a great "Trash To Treasure" and I'd just LOVE for you to share it over at Kammy's Korner where the newest party on the web is happening all week Trash To Treasure Tuesday! :)

  10. Hi Michelle, what a cute night table. I bet you had so much fun in refinishing it. I am so happy when I can do something like this also. Thanks for sharing your work of art. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  11. love your blog! I just became your newest follower.
    Have a Happy New Year!!!!