Monday, June 27, 2011

Bedroom update: Turquoise nightstand before & after

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re in the process of integrating new-to-us furniture in our bedroom, and dismantling the matchy-matchy bedroom suite that we bought when we moved into our first house.  My first reveal was the Hepplewhite-style dresser I painted in a creamy white (see it here).  The next three items were all painted together, but I’m going to reveal them one at a time.  First up is the turquoise nightstand for The Mr.’s side of the bed.


It looked like this before:


My mom recently moved into a condo and purchased this nightstand and matching dresser from the previous owner after my sister-in-law and I were going ga-ga over them when we tagged along for a house showing.  We both had visions of refinishing in our heads!  I traded Mom this piece for an extra nightstand that we weren’t using, which had a much boxier profile that didn’t work for me.  This one has nice legs and other details, but needed a little update because the paint finish was a little bland.  Enter turquoise, which is anything but bland!

I won’t bore you with the gory details, but they included a lot of sanding, priming and painting with my sprayer, followed up by several light coats of Polycrilic.  Oh, and some new hardware.  The old hardware was just okay, and I love the way these new acrylic handles pop off the turquoise paint.


 

I’m very excited to have this project complete, and I look forward to revealing the rest of the room updates soon!

Hollie

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50 comments:

  1. LOVE it. the color and the hardware are just too darling! xo

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  2. this is amazing!!!Love the color!!!!

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  3. I found you over at Gussy Sews and I'm loving this transformation. Looks great!

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  4. oops, meant to say Life Made Lovely (not Gussy Sews).

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  5. Gorgeous! That color is beautiful!

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  6. I am wondering what color/brand you used? I am on the hunt for a color like this for an accent color in my living room

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  7. omg that is just precious! off to explore your beautiful blog!!

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  8. This looks lovely! I love the new handles, they really help the color stand out. And that lamp?!? I'm in love with that, too!

    I'd love for you to check out my giveaway for 2 canvas pillows. www.alittleknickknack.com. Happy 4th!

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  9. @MommaD Glad you like the color. I'm smitten. It's Gulf Winds by Behr at Home Depot.

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  10. Love it - happy to have discovered you from The Power of Paint.

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  11. This nightstand looks great. Hope you will share at our showoff party on Sundays at http://decoratinginsanity.com...xo, mONICa

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  12. That is simply stunning. I didn't see what exact paint you used...what is it?

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  13. Lucite knobs! I will have to give them a try, I love your restyle it looks fabulous! Your newest follower! Stop by for a blog visit :)

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  14. It looks amazing!! I love the color. I might have to try it out.
    Check me out at www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com
    I love new followers!

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  15. What a great redo. I read on a diff page that you love turquoise and white, as do I. I looooove your kitchen. A big white kitchen is my dream :)

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  16. Beautiful, just beautiful. I pinned it on Pinterest-- you can see it here

    http://pinterest.com/charityj/fab-ideas-i-love/

    Cha Cha

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  17. Just dropping by to tell you, that piece is beautiful! I know it took a lot of hard work. There is a paint you can use, where you don't have to sand, strip, or prime your furniture, get any possible color under the sun, and get a beautiful finish. Please visit BushWoodArt.com and Lucysbaby.blogspot for more info, I'd really appreciate it, and I know you'll love it.
    Jan

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  18. I just LOVE it! The color is prefect and the knobs just take the cake! Great choices! :D

    Jeni @ Becoming Martha

    http://jensidea.blogspot.com

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  19. That is a huge improvement! I love the color you used. :0)

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  20. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hopefully we will see you next Sunday.

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  21. Amazing transformation. Love the color.

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  22. I love this project so much I featured it at my weekly Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party! Congrats!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  23. That colour is just gorgeous. You are so clever. I love it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  24. Such a simple piece but with great lines, your color choice was perfect. Absolutely adorable with the glass of the knobs that coordinate with the lamp base. Keep up the great work!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  25. Great makeover!! Love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  26. Bah. I can't believe she gave it up. I hoped it would make a mysterious trek to TN next time I was in town.

    Also, it looks awesome.

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  27. Hollie! I love this nightstand! I'm really loving that color! great job!
    gail

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  28. Very classy!! Love the color and the transformation! Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick.

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  29. @I'm Busy Procrastinating I was going to ask the color too! It is gorgeous. Very classy refinish. Reminds me a bit of my nightstands. Definitely the look I am going for with a dresser I am refinishing for the living room. Where is the hardware from? I wanted something similar.

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  30. @Megan Thanks! The hardware is by Liberty. It's the Clear Victorial Glass Knobs and Glass Pulls. I got them from Home Depot online.

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  31. This is beautiful. I won't dismiss ugly furniture like that again, when I see it's potential. Love the Robin's egg blue and the glass hardware. So pretty!

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  32. Gorgeous! My favorite color! Amazing transformation!

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  33. A beautiful colour, and I love the pulls!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow! This looks great! I love the color you chose. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments. I'm following you now and look forward to browsing! Have a great week!

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  35. Love it...what exact color of paint did you use? I have a similar night stand I want to look like this...Thanks, Lori

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  36. Lori - The color is Gulf Winds by Behr. Go for it!

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  37. I love the new drawer pulls, too. And the lamp with it! Great job all around!

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  38. May I ask what type of sprayer you use? I've been doing a lot of research- wonder what people in real life use.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Sorry for the delay in responding. A lot of people ask about my sprayer, so I plan to do a post about it soon, but haven't gotten to it yet.

      Since I was just starting out with a sprayer, I didn't want to invest in anything too expensive. The one I use is the Wagner Control Spray Double Duty HVLP Paint Sprayer. I bought it at Home Depot for just less than $70. It doesn't require an air compressor like some sprayers do, and is great for furniture jobs, although I might want to upgrade in the next few months to try one that gives me even more control.

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  39. love this. could you tell me the color on the wall behind the nightstand?

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    1. Sure thing! It's Branchport Brown by Benjamin Moore.

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    2. omg! Awesome! I'm going to the store asap. Thanks so much!

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  40. Sweetheart, since I saw this several days ago, on my first visit to your blog, I can't get this color out of my head! I already have hits of turquoise around the house, as it is a favorite color of mine (periwinkle is my first love, but it's not so great for decorating :). I will definitely be on the hunt for a piece to paint, or perhaps I will build some new nightstands. Yours, with the 3 drawers, is perfect! I am going to peruse further on your blog to see why you prefer polycrylic, which is which is great for outdoor furniture, to polyurethane as a finish. Great job! (Love the blog name, too. Mine should be: "ImbusysurfingPinterestforideasIllprobablynotgetaroundtoimplementing". What do you think...too long?)

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    1. Polycrilic is actually for interior use. Maybe you're thinking of urethane for exteriors? There are a couple reasons I use Polycrilic. One is that it's water-based, so it's easy to use in my paint sprayer and then clean up with soap and water. The other reason is that it doesn't yellow over time on light paint finishes, which Polyurethane is known to do. Polyurethane is fine on darker finishes or over wood stains, and probably more durable since it's oil-based. Hope that helps!

      I like your potential blog name, by the way!

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  41. Lol. I got the color but wondered what kind of paint. Latecomer, oil based?

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    1. Not oil based. Probably was satin paint, with satin Polycrilic finish.

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  42. Lol. I got the color but wondered what kind of paint. Latecomer, oil based?

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