These were some crazy ugly, dirty nightstands when I got my hands on them! Don’t you worry though… they cleaned up quite nicely!
This one is pine and VERY beat up… I hope no one was using this in their house!
Isn’t it so cute now? I cleaned it up, sanded it down and painted it a cheery yellow… CeCe Caldwell’s Carolina Sun Yellow to be precise… believe it or not it only took two coats and no primer!
Also, it was waxed with CeCe’s clear wax after it was lightly sanded…
I think this would make a great nightstand or even a side table! Just such a pretty, happy color!
I can’t wait for my Hyacinth to open up!
Here is “ugly” nightstand number 2! It was missing some of the wood plugs for the screw holes, had lots of scratches and was also filthy!
I changed out the original hole plugs for flat head plugs. I glued the plugs into the holes and sanded them flat with the wood. I cleaned it up and sanded it down where necessary…
I first painted it with the Carolina Sun Yellow as well, but then sprayed it with a top coat of Rustoleum’s Aubergine, a gorgeous purple! I lightly distressed it to allow the yellow to peek through and then applied wax and buffed!
I happen to think it looks awesome! The handle looks so much better painted in Chrome!
For a while I was having a hard time sourcing nightstands, all of the sudden I am finding tons of them! Not sure what is going on… maybe some good Spring cleaning?
Anyway, thanks for stopping by as always!
Until next time!
wonderful! you have a real talent.
Thank you so much… I try 😉
What a transformation! Love the sunny yellow one–that’s truly a beast turned into a beauty!
That’s my favorite too! There are a lot of purple lovers out there though 😉
Love how they turned out! That took vision!
Linda at The French Hens Nest
Oh yeah.. They were pretty bad to start off! Thanks so mch!
Purple is one of my all time favorite colors and this shad is super. I love the reddish undertones in it (at least I see reds…). Have a great day!!
Thank you! Anytime I paint something purple it sells quickly… I’m not a big purple fan, but I do love this shade too!
Great nightstands, I especially love the yellow one. I have been wanting to try CeCe’s CP…this may just be the inspiration I needed!
Char @ His & Her Restoration
I love this yellow too… But it takes more coats to cover well, I just don’t like the way it covers, you may find it works better for you 🙂