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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

$5 find turned fabulous

I found this nightstand at a local thrift shop for only 5 bucks! Isn't she gorgeous? I walked by it several times and each time my eyes gravitated towards those curvy sides. I had to have it. 


I knew what I wanted to do from the moment I bought it. This required sanding the whole thing and sanding it bare on the top. The rest was just sanding enough to remove the varnish. 

I painted the body a creamy white. The paint color was called "Soft Brie". Isn't the top attractive naked? I think so. 

I wrapped the beautifully painted body with plastic then tackled the top. I applied a pre-stain conditioner then stained it with "Red Oak" stain. 

Lastly I applied the varnish and let it set. My final touch was adding new hardware from the Martha Stewart collection at Home Depot. 



I find this piece to be very attractive and can't wait to make a matching dresser. 
Can you say drab-to-fab? I can. ;) 
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59 comments:

Darcy said...

Beautiful, beautiful transformation!

Julie Bagamary said...

Wow = impressive!

Linda said...

My word, what a find. And what a transformation! Looks heaps better now.

Deborah March said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I'm always on the hunt for new creamy colours...have made a note of yours!

Deborah (visiting happily from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

{Hope you can stop by too...}

Stephanie said...

It's stunning, I really love it! Thanks for sharing in the hop!


Stephanie @ http://airforcefamilyadventures.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

Looks like a completely different piece. Beautiful transformation! I'd love for you to share this at Show & Share--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-4.html

Nikki@PhotographerNaturally said...

I love this!! You really brought out the beauty in this piece!

Nikki @ http://photographernaturally.blogspot.com
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♥ilovemy5kids♥ said...

Love it! I pinned it on pinterest as a future project!

Blessings,
lana @ ilovemy5kids

Robin said...

Definitely drab to fab!
Thank you so much for linking up to Upcycled Awesome at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

Lisa said...

What a fantastic after! I just redid a dining room table in the white/dark stain. It's such a lovely combo, isn't it?

Brittney said...

I love it... and I HATE sanding! ;)

Just Jaime said...

Awesome deal! Love the colors!

bailey k. said...

wow, it looks professionally done! way to go!

i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

letbirdzfly.blogspot.com

thanks so much for sharing!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Fantastic transformation! She's so pretty now. Found you via Southern Lovely. Tootles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

SJ said...

I love how this turned out and wow $5 bucks...
http://shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com/

Sassy Sites! said...

I LOVE the way it turned out!! I've been wanting to do a furniture makeover for a couple of months now. You've inspired me!! :) I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

XOXO!!
Marni

Jennifer said...

BEE-UTIFUL! I am in love with it!

Suzie said...

Absolutely! Drab to fab!!

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Awesome! The hardware switch makes it look Pottery Barn-ish! Good job!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Love this, you picked beautiful hardware and the colors are awesome! Have a great weekend!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Looks awesome!

Katelyn- Domestic Charm said...

Very nice, love the white with the stained top. I am wanting to do this to a piece I have sitting in the garage. ;) Now I am more motivated to get to it! Thanks for sharing!

Billie Monster said...

Holy cow, what a GREAT before and after! I love this so much! I saw your project over at Creation Corner, by the way. Believe it or not, I have two of these EXACT night stands in my closet waiting to be madeover. I scored them on Kijiji.... $25 for the pair. Not bad! I love what you've done so much with the top and staining it... I think I'm going to do something very similar with mine. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

~ www.billiemonster.com ~

Samantha @ Moody Mama said...

That transformation is amazing :) Love it!

Jordan McCollum said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the red oak stain color.

Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! I found it on Flash Back Fridays over at Love note by lauryn!!

Great job!!

xoxo, Ashley J

How to Nest for Less said...

Adorable!! I put your makeover on my Friday Favorites. Hope you can stop by!
www.howtonestforless.com

Melissa said...

Awesome! Someone needs to teach leasons on finding $5 furniture!

Terry said...

I just made the matching dresser to this beauty. I am waiting on the new hardware to come in the mail before I post it on my blog. Yours is lovely now.

I Play Outside The Box said...

Looks great!!

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh - that is a steal of a deal! I'm jealous, it looks amazing.

Katy said...

This is beautiful & what a great deal! I'm impressed at the potential you saw in this piece & your ability to execute it. I'm usually lacking one or the other =)

katy @ redBuddy notes

Captain Murdock said...

Awesome idea!!! This looks amazing

TanyasTreasureTrove said...

Hi! Following you from a blog hop!:0)
Hope you visit me and return the follow!

Btw if you like please join the Treasure Trove Tribune! I think you will enjoy it!:0)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Absolutely stunning -- would never have thought something so bad could be so beautiful! Great job!

LDH said...

Oh, very nice job! :)

Donene said...

Looks awesome and what a great find!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Love the white with the dark top. Beautiful!!

Pamela said...

LOVE it! It's so gorgeous, I saw you at several linky parties and was linking up my recent project where I did the same thing to a goodwill table. I love the two tone look of stain on top and painted.

Job well done, it looks great!
What type of varnish did you use to protect it?

Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

So pretty! I love the curves and the paint/stain combo. Good job.

Kimberly Hampton said...

Beautiful - Great job!

Chef in Training said...

this dresser looks amazing! Great job! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

thatswhatchesaid said...

This is AMAZING! What a find and what a makeover! I am currently searching or a night stand for my son's room and you have now made up my mind on how I will refinish the one I find! Yours looks awesome. Stopping by from Craftomaniac's Link Party!

thatswhatchesaid said...

This is AMAZING! What a find and what a makeover! I am currently searching or a night stand for my son's room and you have now made up my mind on how I will refinish the one I find! Yours looks awesome. Stopping by from Craftomaniac's Link Party!

Cheryl @ That's What {Che} Said...

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

I LOVE how your night stand turned out...it is amazing! Thanks for linking up to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party! We loved your post so much that we'll be featuring you tomorrow...don't forget to stop by and grab a featured button! =)

Briana
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

Marg @ I Dream of Martha said...

sweet! awesome job!

Cynthia said...

Very lovely! I love the combination of the dark top and the white paint. I just found a very similar nightstand to redo.

Marie said...

This turned out fabulous and for $5 you can't beat that! Great job! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Amber said...

I love a great bargin! Beautiful job with it. Wish I had it in my house.

Mandy said...

that was an awesome transformation!! WOWZER!!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

This looks so great! I'd love for you to share this with my blog party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

Hope to see you at my place!
Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

I REALLY like this. I'm on the hunt for something similar. My husband has a nightstand kinda like this that needs work, and I'm currently using something like a tv-tray as my bedside table :( I need to find another one that's similar to my husbands so that I can finish them both! Yours is so pretty!

lauryn said...

thanks you so much for linking this up to flashback fridays. this is awesome! i love the two different colors.
flashback fridays is going on again today and will be going all week.. go enter!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Extremely fabulous!!!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Thanks for responding to my invite! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Michele Alger said...

DEFINATELY FAB!!! SO gorgeous! you can be totally proud of this piece!

Erin @ In Between Laundry said...

so fabulous-- i love the stained top and white bottom. Definitely keeping this in mind for my old chest in the garage. :) www.inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

so fab! you did a fantastic job and what a steal at just $5! amazing what a little elbow grease can do!

salman santo said...

Love the charming tree! It would be perfect in my little girl's room redo coming soon.kids wall decals

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