Thursday, July 15, 2010

thrifty thursday - nightstand redo

Do you remember this super cute dresser & nightstand I bought a couple months ago at the thrift market??
Well, I knew when I bought it that I probably wouldn't use the nightstand. It was just too small and I didn't really 'need' it. I know, who has to need something to buy it, right?? So I wanted to give it a fresh coat of paint and make it all cute so I could sell it in my consignment booth. Anyway, I thought I'd try out a paint color I saw over on the Nester's site a while back - Halcyon green (Sherwin Williams). 

Now, I normally don't go for the expensive paints. But, I wanted that exact color and I figured if I wanted more later I could always head over to Lowes and do the color matching thing they do with paints. But, when I was in the SW store, I signed up on their customer list and automatically got some coupons so it worked out!

Back to the's how it looked before with an ugly yellowish color paint. Ugh, it's a good thing you can't smell through the computer cause that color stinks!! It actually looks way better in this photo than in real life...

I had my worker boy husband give it a good sanding. Cause whoever did the last coat of paint left drips all over the place. Bad, bad painter!!

Ahhhh, already starting to look better!!

And here it is after a fresh coat of paint...

Isn't it cute?? I kept the original knobs & just spray painted them white.

I love the cracks in the wood I just may want to keep the nightstand after all!!

I'll be linking up to Jen's weekend wrap up party.



Mara... said...

I love this!! What a great color...I might want to buy it. LOL!

Jen @ said...

I LOVE the color you painted them! Wow - beautiful!!!


Damery Family said...

I love it. I have that same nightstand. It went with a dresser, bed frame and hope chest. Still have the nightstand and hopechest sitting in my dad garage for the past 17 years not being used. It was a gift from my grandad who has past away, and I did have the heart to get rid of them. You inspired to to give them a new look and gift them to my daughter. Thank you!

dnicolle said...

Wow, great job and great colour. I found your site through Jen's weekend wrap up. Check me out at

Happy Weekend!

Chic Creations said...

Love the color. I don't think I could part with it. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

I just did a round table the same color. Love the new look.

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