she's crafty: night stand edition

i do not claim to be the ultimate diy-er but when i don't completely screw something up, i enjoy sharing my success.  then again, i enjoy sharing my failures too.  
after my grandmother passed away, rip, i decided she would want me to enjoy her night stand tables to its fullest potential and in order to do so, i took it upon myself to refinish these beauts into something i would love.

i got my wisdom tooth out earlier this week so this was the perfect project to keep me busy but not exhausted.  

first, i chose the furniture and took some before photos.

second, i brought them outside and SANDED away. some people would recommend a hand electronic sander but i prefer the old fashion way of putting some elbow grease in and sanding and sweating myself. 

let. me. tell. you.  it was dusty!  i washed these puppies down and let 'em dry out like those derby horses after a nice wash down.  

i decided our bedroom needed something wiiiild and this paint color would be just perfect. i chose behr gem turquoise and knew it would be everything we needed.  

WAAHLAA!!  and these, my friends, are our newest additions.

i LOVE the pop of color these add to our still too bachelor pad esque for me bedroom and i cannot wait to fancy it up a little more.

i will be out shopping for some knobs today but just couldn't wait to share.

and with the knobs, i plan to buy some new lamps, clearly. 

so what do you think?!  do you like the addition?


According to Jax said...

Love it! Did you hand paint, or spray paint?

Also, KEEP YOUR LAMPS!! Just paint the base (like a bright shade of yellow or something) and buy a new funky lamp shade! I love DIY!!! :)

According to Jax said...

And secondly, I dont think you need new knobs either. Just spray paint them metallic silver (or gold) and voila! :)
See a few of my projects here if you are interested! :)

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

You did an awesome job, wow !! I am wanting to paint some our furniture in this bold color too, and this post is really tempting me to do so. i love that color mostly!

& I am having a Stella & Dot necklace ($198) giveaway on my blog & would love for you to check it out :D

Isabel, Wake up & smell the azahar said...

Nice job!I love the color, it makes the room looks much more modern.

Lindsay said...

LOVE it! I have turquoise on my radar too... :) SO CUTE!

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

It looks so great! I love, love it. I have such a hard time painting furniture.

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