Monday, May 7, 2012

Cottage Chic Nightstands

This week feels like I just can't get anything right. I must be off my game or something after vacation. I have been working on two nightstand for what feel like months since I took a break right in the middle of doing them. These nightstand came from one of the hotel casinos here in Vegas. I'm sure back in their day they were awesome but now they're saying 'tacky Vegas' look. I was fortunate to be asked to give them a new look. The top has been painted black and then silver leafed. If you have questions about silver leafing visit my tutorial here. The body of the nightstands were painted Old White and dark waxed. They were lightly distressed. I applied resin appliques to add a little something to the plain doors. Unfortunately the appliques were a little smaller than needed, so I will be applying larger ones. We'll see what its like to remove an applique, wish me luck.

I have some good news and bad news. I wasn't able to get a cheap enough shipping quote for my last armoire that I custom painted. It took about 3 weeks to get the quote to a price my client needed, and by then it was too late :( The good news is it is for sale!! Yay! Be sure to check out my shop page if you're in need of an already painted and finished armoire. Also, check back on Thursday, I'll be showing off a beautiful pink dresser that I'm painting for a new baby girl.

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  1. OK...near faint here! Love the nightstands. I actually think the appliques look great!


  2. I use appliques all the time, and yours look just fine. Love you paint finish.

  3. Adore the appliques on the night stands... just gorgeous!!

    I'd love for you to pop over and share this gorgeous project on Shabbilcious Friday ~

  4. Love this makeover...looks OUTSTANDING!!!


  5. Beautiful transformation. We are heading to Vegas at the end of June. I've been there one other time and it's a fun place to be for a vacation.

  6. Nice reworking of a truly out-of-date but good bones piece! I rather like the size of the appliques...