Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Favorite Night Stand

It seems like lately I have been redoing a lot of end tables and night stands.  This is the second night stand for my bedroom redo, and then I did a third one just because it was so cute and I couldn't pass it up.  I love this night stand because its so sturdy, has drawers, and has a fairly good size top.  I painted another night stand and a dresser for my room using white paint, so I decided to keep this one and paint it with ASCP.


I haven't been the biggest fan of chalk paint but since I didn't want to sand this and already had the paint, I decided to try it again.  I painted it old white, then sanded the whole thing until it was as smooth as silk.  I went into this project knowing that using chalk paint would require a lot of sanding. I think because I was expecting that step it made using chalk paint okay for me.  The sanding went really fast and I like that about this paint. 


I then distressed it and finished it off with spray on poly. I sprayed the hardware with Rustoleum's Oil Bronze, and feel they match the piece better now, it updated them.
I'm glad that I chose to keep this night stand instead of switching it with one of the
other one's that I had gotten at a yard sale. 


I have four dressers that are needing to be painted and because I finally got
the hang of how to use chalk paint,and know what to expect, I can't wait to get started on all of them.




Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and new follower's as well.

27 comments:

  1. Hello, already a follower, visiting and saw the wnite nite stand, very nice, isn't it great how different and devine just with paint, and of course your talent make them look. Stop by and visit me, I also redo furniture!

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  2. Really nice transformation :) Looking forward to seeing the dressers.

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  3. Beautiful!! You did such an awesome job! Makes me want to go out right now & get some chalk paint! I'm your newest follower! :)

    www.zachandashleyjones.blogspot.com

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  4. LOOOOOVE the results. So pretty!

    I just Stumbled this!

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  5. looooooooooove it, what kind of paint did you use?
    I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  6. You did a great job on the table! love your blog. Found you through DIY, I'm your newest follower and would like to invite you to visit my blog when you can!

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  7. So glad I found your blog. I love the nightstand! It turned out beautifully, and I like that you left the top unpainted. I kinda enjoy painting furniture too. Please check out my blog for upcoming furniture painting projects.

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  8. Fantastic job! Love the distressing on the corners of the drawers. I'm a new follower and new to the whole blogging thing so I would love it if you could stop by my blog and leave some comment love on one of my projects.

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  9. love this!! I'm your newest follower! I've done a couple of DIY pieces over on my blog @ www.izoriginals.blogspot.com.

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  10. Sandi, I just saw your post over on Three Mango Seeds. Love the transformation of this piece!! You did a great job! I am now your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Blessings to you!

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  11. OOoooo! It's very coastal beachy! andrea@townandprairie

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  12. so sweet! it is amazing how much of a difference white paint can make!

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  13. It looks amazing! I am a new follower. I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  14. Hello Sandi,
    From one Sandi to another, I love your transformation! It looks so much better white and distressed! I have several 'loved' pieces in my home and I'm so glad I changed them. I found you thru White Wednesday and I'm so glad I did. I'm a new follower too. Wishing you a gorgeous day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. Wait I thought with chalk paint you were supposed to not need to sand? What did you use exactly- it looks amazing!

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  16. This just turned out oh so pretty. I have yet to work with chalk paint and I have seen a lot of posts about it but yours has swayed me to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing this on Motivated Monday at Becolorful
    Pam

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  17. Came out darling-love the color and finish!!Stop by and share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime too! :)

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  18. It looks so much better ! I have been wanting to do this to mine too.

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  19. this is SO elegant looking now! I have a couple of nightstands- not matching - that I wanna do. I may have to try this chalk paint as well. This turned out great! Been adding alot of furniture redo blogs to get tips & inspirtion...SO excited to be your newest follower . Oh, BTW, I found you thru domestically Speaking's POP party.

    Be blessed, Karyl

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  20. You did such a great job! Thanks for linking up to Motivational Monday's @ threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

    xoxo,
    Clydia

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  21. Hi Sandi, sorry that it took so long to get around to visit your entry for last weeks party. I am just not reading the last three entries... time just got away from me.

    I will be painting some of my furniture cream and staining the tops a dark walnut. Love how your's turned out!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop!
    (linky opens Tues. @ 4:00 PT)

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  22. How wonderful way you find vintage furniture and fixing it up to give it a new life. That furniture is eye catching and I have same it in wood.

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  23. Hi Sandi, I love what you did with the night stand. Great job. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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