5.18.2012

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?

6 comments:

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! :)
http://www.jaxandmarbles.blogspot.com/p/my-projects.html

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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