Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nightstand redo

 I found this nightstand at Homegoods for $22.  As you can see if had a little damage to the corner.  I wasn't sure if I could fix it, but for $22 a girl has to take a chance.  The table is made of pressed partial board, so I took some glue and squirted it in to the layers and clamped it down over night.  Worked great in firming it up, but the paint was still damaged.  I've been working on my master bedroom lately.  We upgraded to a king size bed from a queen and my new bed is finally being delivered this week.  I wanted to do something that would compliment both my new bed and my new bedding too.  I decided to try a custom mix with my Annie Sloan Chalk paint I had on hand, mostly because I didn't feel like making the trip to the closest store that carries her line.  Here's the mix I came up with:

5 parts French Linen
3 parts Paris grey
2 parts old white

After painting the table, I added a square of old white for accent.

Please ignore that pile of clothes.  The room is in transition.
 No bed, mattress on the floor right now.

Which also ties in with the satin trim on my new bedding. 

I applied a piece of linen fabric to the inset on the drawer front, and a elegant glass knob to kick up the pizzazz factor.

I plan to update my curtains to a linen, so it this will add some nice continuity to the room. 

The color is the softest grey.  I feel like the blue walls and lighting kind of throw the color off a little.  So now my little $22 table is looking like a million bucks!  And that little boo-boo?  What boo-boo?!  

Hope you enjoyed seeing this transformation!  

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  1. Your new bedding is gorgeous! Looks very vintage and French. I really like gray. We recently painted out downstairs bathroom a confirming gray. :).

  2. Geez. I meant we recently painted our downstairs bathroom a comforting gray. My laptops at the Geek Squad gettin repaired, so I'm depending fully on my iPhone right now, hence the typos :)

    1. Andi, lol I did read that and think what's confirming gray? Must be a color name. Thanks for clearing that up. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

  3. This table turned out beautifully--I love the contrast of the grey and white and the lovely little glass knob is perfect!