Two drawer nightstand make over: Outdated – UPdated.

Remember when big CLUNKY furniture like this was ‘in style’?

P1150622I didn’t really even like it ‘back then’!  But white paint can make just about anything look soft and sweet!

P1150623It had a satin finish, and was pretty scratched up, so it needed a really good sanding to prep before painting.

P1150624A bit MORE hand sanding that I ‘like’ to have to do, but ‘the price was right’ so a little extra work was worth it!

P1150715Two+ coats of paint (the detailed areas that had to be painted by brush needed a third coat of paint; larger areas that I could ‘roll’ paint on just needed two) and some sanding; both by hand (detailed areas) and orbital sander (flat surface areas); some new drawer pulls and it’s an entirely NEW piece!

P1150716The new drawer pulls were a thrift store find, still in the original packaging and had a grey background, so I didn’t notice that they were actually a very pale AQUA in the center.  (Happy accident!) I had some other pulls to choose from, but they all had WHITE handles and the white was TOO white to go with the creamy white paint finish.

P1150717Differing levels of sanding (some spots ALL the way to the wood, and some just through a layer of the paint) add more depth to the piece and help it look more ‘naturally distressed’.

P1150719The backing was particle wood (YUCK!) so I painted over it.  Applied two coats of varnish to the TOP only.

P1150721The drawer ‘innards’ were in pretty good shape, just a few ‘pen marks’; still I decided to add some paper as a drawer liner; using old road atlas pages, glued to the bottom.

P1150718I think I’m going to hang on to this one for now.  Have a bedroom make-over rattling around in my head that I might want to save it for.



UPdated two drawer night stand

P1140879The previous 2 night stands that I took to Stars have sold already.  Just updated this one and took it in to my booth.

P1140880Not a terribly ‘exciting’ piece, but drawers are always a big plus; and these drawers were super clean to boot!

P1150012Avery light sanding and a coat of primer to prep this piece since the body of it was constructed of the ‘dreaded particle board’!  But the drawers were constructed of pine at least!  As always, I painted the backside.

P1150010 Distressing along the edges really brings out the detail.  Didn’t ‘heavily distress’ the top, sides and drawer fronts because the white primer coat showed through.  Had to sand extra hard to get down to the brown.

P1150008Those dated handles HAD to go.  Fortunately I had a thrifted pair that fit the existing holes.  (otherwise I’d have to fill the holes with putty and drill new ones and somehow disguise the old holes because even though they have been filled and painted over, then still ‘show’.)

P1150009The detail on the bottom shows up a lot more with distressing.

P1150011Side view.

P1150013These drawers were SO clean that they didn’t NEED to be lined; but just for fun I put some old Atlas pages in them.

P1150030Available in my booth st Stars for $62.00.


All stocked up at STARS and ready for the busy holiday weekend!

It’s September already tomorrow!!!!  Holey SMOKES this summer FLEW BY!!!  Stars always has a big 3-day sale over the Labor Day Weekend.  And while I don’t participate in the sales (because I keep my prices as LOW as possible ALL THE TIME!) I am ‘stocked to the hilt’ and ready for the busy sale days.


Triple stacked!

This night stand is a new arrival; as well as the vintage cake stand and cover.  The night stand is $49.95.

The cake stand is $39.95

ADORABLE vintage maple child size chairs;  painted my beachy blue.  I just took two of them in; priced at $21.95 each.

This updated vintage wood canister set is new too.   Pretty enough to use ANYWHERE in the house, not just the kitchen.  $39.00 for the set.

Beachified vintage wood bread box is $39.00.





Cute little wood bird cage clock.

Hand crafted WISH banner.

Old plastic sewing case with a pretty new paint job and handle.

Another updated vintage plastic sewing box.

This little blue folding metal shelf is $21.95.

I’m not sure WHAT possessed me to buy these vintage PINK canisters!?!?  For some reason they just ‘spoke to me’!

Cupcake trinket boxes.  The top opens up with room inside to store your treasures!