Friday, March 29, 2013

Beachy Nightstand

I picked up this wood nightstand at an estate sale a few months back.  It was very plain and boring and had no knobs.  I liked it because it was a blank slate--and it was cheap!

I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg--an awesome blue color.  The starfish knobs instantly transformed it into the perfect nightstand for a beach house.  It sold within hours of putting it on Craigslist.

This is why I love painting furniture--it's so easy to take an old, boring piece and make it something special with a little paint and some elbow grease.

A New Look for a Side Table Set

I found these side tables at the Salvation Army recently.  In addition to being outdated, they were in rough condition.  They don't really have anything in common besides their leather tops, but I decided to  make them a coordination pair by "mod-podging" (decoupaging) them with the same paper.

I probably could have painted over the leather tops (chalk paint covers pretty much any surface) but it was the perfect opportunity to use this vintage postcard wrapping paper.

After decoupaging the paper onto the leather tops, I painted the tables a taupe shade of Chalk Paint, sanded them, and applied a furniture wax.  I really like the look of them.  They are very unique...definitely one-of-a-kind!