Sunday, July 1, 2012

Little Boy Blue

I finally had time to do some painting this weekend. I went to my favorite Good will and found a Bassett nightstand for $9.50. Yes I was happy, yes I snatched it right up. Then I went to Home Depot to stock up on some things and left $87.00 later. That kinda defeats the purpose of shopping at Goodwill doesn't it? Okay, so here is how the little boy looked when I got him.
He was in sound shape, with dove-tailed drawers and all, but a little tattered around the edges.
And boy was he stinky.....he must have lived a long time in a smoker's house.
I cleaned him up and sprayed him with some smell good.
Yes, I soaked the wood on the insides of the drawers to get the smell out.
Then we got to work. I used Behr Blue Jewel in Satin and made my own chalk paint.
I apologize now because the color does not show up the same with any camera in my house and I am so bummed because the color is gorgeous. It is a deep tealish blue, but shows up alot lighter and more blue, less teal.

I used oiled bronze spray paint on the hardware. Loooove! This picture is the closest to the correct color, but it is still deeper.
Here it is in my room. I love it.  Do any of your husbands lack enthusiasm with your projects? I  get a little bummed, because I get soooo excited when something turns out nice and my husband just says "it's nice" after I ask him if he even likes it. Ugh!

36 comments:

  1. I love the way this turned out. The teal color is gorgeous! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  2. Wow, this little guy turned out amazing! Can you share how you made your chalk paint, Please!?! Jamie @ wellnessandfamily.blogspot.com

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    1. I just mix in about a 1/4-1/2 a cup of plaster of paris in with half of the quart of paint and add a few drops of water. If you are working outside in the heat, it might thicken up and you can just add a few more drops of water.

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  3. Your end table turned out really pretty! My hubby is just the same. I've learned that "It's nice," is a compliment from him. When he doesn't say anything, I know he hates it!

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  4. I'm so happy I found this! I have a bedroom set we bought for $50 at a yard sale. I love the lines of it, but it is that awful '50's dreary brown. I am scared to death to paint it, but now that I've seen your night stand I'm feeling much braver. I, too, would like some more details on how exactly you did it. Do you have a tutorial somewhere on that? I tend to use a lot of purples and only the big heavy Canon that is always buried in the closet captures the right purples. They usually look blue in photos. My husband is a very good sport about it all, but just this last weekend when I pulled something out of the trash to make into something crafty he told me I was spending too much time online. He said it with a smile, but I think I saw serious concern in his eyes. Haha! We're going to move soon so I am having to part with "treasures" I haven't had the time (or the nerve) to rejuvenate or repurpose. I hope our new location has great yard sales and second hand stores like we have here in Tulsa.

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    1. I just mix in about a 1/4-1/2 a cup of plaster of paris in with half of the quart of paint and add a few drops of water. If you are working outside in the heat, it might thicken up and you can just add a few more drops of water. No priming, just paint it on. Usually about 2 coats covers it all. I use a foam roller for the big straight parts and this leaves a very smooth surface. After it dries, distress with sand paper, heavy grit for the edges. You may need to use a fine grit 220 for the tops and sides to just smooth out. Then I apply a coat of Annie Sloan Clear wax and right after I apply some Annie Sloan Dark wax and wipe off. After it dries, I buff with old t-shirts and it is done.

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  5. This looks really good. I love the color that you chose for the nightstand. I'd love for you to link this up to my party, Cooking and Crafts. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/document.html

    Newest follower via GFC!

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  6. This looks great. I love the designs on the wood of this, I am a fellow Goodwill shopper and then I go buy supplies at Ace and spend $100. I think this looks great and I'm linking about trying out chalk paint on a new piece soon. I think you did a great job.

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  7. I absolutely love how your nightstand turned out!

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  8. WOW--it's gorgeous! Great work! :)
    Nat
    doodlecraft.blogspot

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  9. Love this. Beautiful job. I have a Blog Hop on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post tomorrow. You can find it at
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above's blog Hop.
      Debi

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  10. That was a great find! I love the color and I'm a fan of big chunky hardware too! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  11. I love this nightstand. The color is just fantastic. I am following you on Linky. I hope you follow cloches and lavender. I found you at the Cowgirl Up Party.

    Cynthia

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  12. I am now following via Linky.

    Cynthia

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  13. This is so pretty! I love the color and I love the shabby look. My husband is not very vocal about my projects either.
    I'd love for your to share this at my link party. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/07/terrific-tuesdays-22.html
    Rachel

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  14. This is gorgeous. I love the color and the pulls. Great job!

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  15. Cute website! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  16. Awesome makeover! I need to find some of the smells good you mention. I made the mistake of buying a couple of organizing pieces that came from a smoking house but didn't notice until I got them home. Now I can't use them because anything that goes into the drawers comes out reeking of smoke. Will keep my eye out for something to use though. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

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  17. It is better than "nice;" It is fabulous. Why? Your recycled an old "ugly, stinky" piece into a fresh, new, lovely bedside chest. I love it!

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  18. What a great end table! Wonderful job making her pretty again. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Glimpse Inside. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. It is just gorgeous! I really love that color!

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  20. Love the color but sounds like a lot of work!

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  21. That looks great! I'm definitely planning to do something like this as soon as I find a good, solid cupboard or book shelf at a thrift store. I've been looking, but I haven't had any luck yet!

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  22. Wow! hard to believe it is the same piece. Love the color and I think I am getting the color you are describing. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
    p

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  23. I am in love with that color! I can't believe that only cost $9.50 (to begin with).

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  24. Wow! I love how you painted it! Nice color!

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  25. Adorable! You did a fabulous job and I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this today! Stop by and check it out! http://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/07/who-was-stuffed-in-gunny-sack-week-44.html

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  26. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Wishing you a grand Sunday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. What an amazing piece!! It turned out GREAT!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up this evening! :)

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  28. Wow what a find! You did a wonderful job and I love the blue color you chose. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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  29. OBSESSED with this color. Looks amazing.

    You were featured!

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/07/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-43.html

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  30. This is really wonderful--and I'm amazed that you could see that "diamond in the rough" in this piece of furniture!
    Thanks for linking up to the oldies party this week--the new party will be live on Monday night.
    Nancy

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