Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordless (day before) Wednesday: Nightstand redo

I'm horrible about getting my WW posts up in time, so I'm doing this the day before Wednesday in hopes of FINALLY having one up for Wednesday.

When my daughters wanted a nightstand, I decided to find one and redo it for them.

The end result isn't anything I'd pick for myself, but it's what my girls wanted and they love it.

I used the turquoise paint we have for the youngest's room because it goes well with the pink in the big girls' room (I also used it on their dresser which isn't quite done yet).  We scoured the scrapbook aisle for papers they liked and I cut those into squares and decoupaged the top and side with Mod Podge (inspired by this adorable dresser I found through Pinterest).  I used the leftover paper scraps and the same dark pink paint I used for table accents on this "Magic" canvas I made for their room.  Somehow, I screwed up and got paint drips on the top, so I covered those with butterfly wall stickers from the Dollar Tree (which are also on their dresser).  I sanded down the edges to distress it.
After


Before

During




side
Top

I'm not happy with the handles, but I just painted and reused the existing ones for now.  Anyone have any ideas for alternatives?  It's so busy that I'm not sure what to do.  I'm leaning towards these.  I saw a turquoise painted dresser on pinterest with these black half-circle pulls and I loved the look.  What say you?  Do you think they'll work?


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12 comments:

  1. WOW!! I love love it.Beautiful colour great job..

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  2. What a difference it looks great :-)

    thanks for sharing

    Happy WW!

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  3. That's adorable! I love creative people!

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  4. Oh wow. It's beautiful. Great job!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  5. It is stunning, better not let my daughter see or she will be asking for me to try to recreate this! I see what you mean about the handles, but I do think they look good.

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  6. You are so talented. Great job! Happy Wordless Wednesday.
    Hearts in Fur Coats

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  7. I love the little flowers at the top:)

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  8. How fun! It came out really cute! I am visiting from Sugar and Dots and I am a new follower!!

    Hope you are having a great week and I see you around my blog soon!

    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  9. That turned out SO cute! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. I was blog hopping and found yours.

    It's a beautiful job and I would never be able to visualize the end product of the original thing! Great, great, great job.

    I'll be sure to check in here again :)

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  11. Hi Dorothy!
    So glad you linked up these amazing table redo last week at the Tuesday To Do Party. The top of the table is especially cute! I'm behind commenting on everyone's link up because on some technical difficulties...think they're worked out now!!! Come back soon!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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