My blog is a collection of ideas and inspirations that reveal my passion in life--to make the Name of Christ known to the world through the gifts He's given me. I love anything that has to do with art--being inspired, watching, learning, and creating. I'm excited to share my journey of experiences as a child of God, an artist, a teacher, a friend, and a wife of the most amazing man in the world--Buster.
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!)