Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blue & Green Nightstand

I picked up this little nightstand at a yard sale for $5.00. It was solid maple and in very good condition. It just looked a little dated.






A fresh coat of blue took care of that! I think you can use brighter shades on small pieces for a nice pop of color. I followed up with a light distressing, a coat of white glaze and a top coat of wax . You can read more about glazing and waxing here.








I found this pretty green knob in my stash.







And this piece of scrapbook paper in the perfect combination of the blue and green.








So I used Mod Podge to line the drawer with the paper. This is super easy. First, cut your paper to size. Then spread a layer of Mod Podge (matte finish) in the bottom of a drawer with a foam brush. Position your paper in the drawer and gently smooth out any air bubbles. Wait a few hours for it to dry completely, then spread a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper to seal it. I think a lined drawer is fun, and in this case, tied the blue and green together nicely.






Not bad for a $5.00 find!







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22 comments:

kathie said...

That is one happy looking piece! Love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

kathie took the words right out of my mouth! what a great little nightstand- "happy"!

Joselyn said...

Pretty color. Nice makeover!

oops! said...

Perfect! The shape, the color, the paper, the knob! xo

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

LOVE it!! I think lining drawers just adds so much to a piece!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I love this! I did a very similiar nightstand (from my high school days) not too long ago! Never thought aobut lining the drawer though- thanks for explaining how to do that!!!!!
~Lydia (shabbyfrench.blogspot.com)

Mod Podge Amy said...

I absolutely love! Beautiful color.

- Brittany said...

Cute, cute, caahhhh-youT! Love the color and love the liner.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I'd say pretty good for a $5 find! Love the addition of the paper in the drawer!

Chrissie said...

Cute table. I love these bright happy colors!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Elizabeth, it is is so adorable!

Cindy said...

What a lovely nightstand it is now, I am loving the blue and green together!
Hugs, Cindy

Kendall said...

Very cute! I love the color combination you came up with- and the matching paper- so adorable!

-Kendall
{Songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Great transfomation! Love the paper lining.

Kim said...

That turned out so cute--nice job. I like the white glazing and knob.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sharon,
Oh my goodness! You just made my whole day! Thanks for following my blog!

Kacey said...

What a pretty little piece! Love the combination of green and blue.

Leana said...

I love the color and the fun lining on the inside! I want one :D

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the new color, is a very beautiful furniture!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

This is the cutest! I love the color, the knob,
and the drawer paper! Now that is talent...putting all that together! You did a
great job!

Thank you for stopping by the Flora Doora blog.

Jane
Flora Doora

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Thanks for linking, Elizabeth. you took something I would have overlooked and make it so perfect.

Shaunna said...

How fun!! I love smaller pieces making that pop and that knob is adorable! Very anthro. :) thanks so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)