Friday, March 18, 2011

From Old and Abused to New and Blue, Tales of a Night Stand

Here is a peice that I kept my eye on at a local consignment shop that I like to visit regularly.  You just never know what treasures and great deals you will find.

This one was a steal and I paid next to nothing for it.  I'm not even sure what it was, but I new it had charm and could be livened up.

This peice had some neat old hardware that had been painted over and was a bit beat up, I decided to nix it. I really wanted to use those cup pull handles.  Sometimes I have a one track mind.

I sanded it just enough to my taste for this peice, but a secret helper got bored one day and went perfectionist. I know where I get it from.

After glancing at other blogs, I was inspired by Sarah Wandering's DIY project with two lonely drawers. I've been obsessing over this and keeping my eyes open for some myself.  I did score these two open cube shelves that were hurting from another consignment shop.  I talked them down and am playing around with them right now.

Sarah.Wandering DIY Drawer Credenza
my new shelves

As for now, she inspired my decision on paint and hardware.  Here it is...

finished piece.
I think I will use it as a night stand. The paint color is Gabardine by Martha Stewart. It is an eggshell finish with a wax top finish. Unfortunately it is tucked away in storage at the moment. But check back later for it's picture in use.


  1. Looks has legs for cube bins on clearance.....they might work

  2. I actually bought some caster wheels for one to see if I like it. I'd like to check out the target legs too though. The wheels can always be used for something else.

  3. Beautiful! The blue is such a beautiful color!!! I love how it turned out!

    I host a Friday link party I would love you to join if you are interested.


  4. Thanks for linking this up to my party...make sure you join me this Friday!