Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nightstand Transformation from Blah to Beauty-ful

Gotta love how paint can completely transform an outdated furniture piece.  

I picked up this little eyesore--err, I mean potential beauty--for $15 at the local flea market a few months ago.  Even with St. Patrick's Day coming up, its shade of kelly green did nothing for our home decor.   

 So, out came the ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) in French Linen and Old White.
Updated furniture
There is a great deal of discussion on whether ASCP is worth the high price.  I've been experimenting with a few colors of the expensive paint.  It really does cover well.  You only need 1 - 2 coats.  I can't say I'm hooked, but I do enjoy its consistency and ease of use.  Some days, it beats making my own chalk paint.

I tried my hand at stenciling this time by adding a decorative design to the top of the nightstand.
[so fancy!]
How to stencil designs on furniture

And a little stamping on the bottom drawer.
nightstand tranformation
As well as a decorative paper liner inside the drawer.

 I finished the nightstand with a little distressing around the edges.  

 This transformed beauty landed in my daughter's room, replacing an old boring bookcase.


  1. Very cute, love the stenciling on top and wire crate in the bookstand. Oh, and the spring candleholder :)

  2. Doreen,
    This little makeover is perfect. I love your attention to details and the stenciling is cute too.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads
    Stopping by from Be.You.Tiful. Link party

  3. Your nightstand caught my eye over at the Wildly Original Party You did a great job on this makeover. Love the stenciled top and that button knob is adorable!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  4. Hi, Doreen! What a perfect makeover - I love the little scrolly stencil and the way you have styled it.

  5. What a beautiful transformation. I love the color combination and the stenciling. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  6. Lovely little bedside table! Thank you for joining in with Frugal Family Linky this week

  7. I never would have seen the potential in this now gorgeous nightstand. The stencil makes it so sophisticated. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  8. I love the stencil work you did! It looks great! Stenciling is something I've never had patience for. Great job!
    Thanks for linking up at the Shine Blog Hop!

  9. Beautiful! I love what you've done. Thanks so much for sharing with the Frugal Family link party!

  10. Awesome job! Would have been so easy to overlook that piece as it was so ugly before. Thanks for linking up with the #bestoftheblogpshere link party

  11. Thank you for linking up and linking back to Catch as Catch Can. I love the new look of the nightstand! What an amazing transformation.

    catching you!

    1. Hi Gail,
      Thanks so much for featuring my stenciled nightstand on your fabulous blog!

  12. Thank you for linking up with last weeks’s Frugal Family LInky! You have been featured on this week’s post via Witty Hoots! Hope to see you linking up again soon!

  13. You did a fab job, at first in the linky I thought perhaps you used some sort of covering. I love the paint and the stenciling was a great addition, Great job!!

    Thanks for stopping by to link and share on The Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature!!
    We appreciate you shared your blog with us!! I have Pinned and Tweeted your post!!
    Have a great weekend, Karren~Host

  14. Menudo trabajo!!! Eres una artista enhorabuena.
    Recibe saludos de Revelo&ideaslowcost

  15. Menudo trabajo!!! Eres una artista enhorabuena.
    Recibe saludos de Revelo&ideaslowcost

  16. Menudo trabajo!!! Eres una artista enhorabuena.
    Recibe saludos de Revelo&ideaslowcost

  17. I love the transformation of your nightstand! I co-host a blog party on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle. I would love to have you come and share this with us. Thanks.

  18. I love this night stand makeover!
    I'm so happy you could join and share this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J! We hope to see you again!

  19. Fantastic transformation, Doreen! Love the two shades of gray you chose and the stenciled top is just fab. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Vintage Charm :)

  20. Oh wow! This turned out SO cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this on my FB Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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