Monday, March 7, 2011

Mariner Blue Nightstand

Last week I asked the question that everyone is asking about now. Is it spring yet? I couldn't wait another minute to get busy painting, so I carried some furniture inside and went to work. Well, I just loved your comments. Painting inside was a big deal for me. But many of you paint inside all the time! Hearing from you is the best part of blogging. I love knowing that you're out there and that we'll all going through the same thing!






And yes, I was thrilled to be painting again and now I have a few finished pieces to share. First up is this cute little nightstand/end table. It was a Goodwill find. I love the clean modern lines and it is unbelieveably heavy - always a good sign of a quality piece. Hope your eyes are not blinded by the snow in the background of the before shot!



In keeping with the clean lines, I kept the finish really simple. After the usual prep, I applied two coats of Martha Stewart's Mariner Blue. I distressed the edges just a bit and applied two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. I applied the poly in the garage and it refused to dry. It just felt sticky. That's what really prompted me to bring furniture in the house. As soon as I brought this piece inside, it dried beautifully. After that, I just decided I was fighting a losing battle in my cold garage.

















I love this shade of blue. I actually love all shades of blue! Later this week I'll be doing a guest post over at Primitive & Proper on the color blue. Cassie is doing a series called A Colorful World with guest bloggers writing about their favorite colors. The series kicks off today with the color pink. Be sure to check it out!
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33 comments:

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

It looks great, Sharon! You picked a great color for it. I think I have its' brother (a dresser) sitting in my garage :)

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is a beautiful grey blue color. You have such an eye for color. Cannot wait to read your guest post.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that little table coordinates nicely with your header! :)
love it! and thanks for the shout out!

A Vintage Green said...

Lovely color. The cold weather/sticky finish is a problem I had too. Good solution.
- Joy

Judi said...

Hi there
You have some wonderful thrifting finds and I love what you did to the little dresser. It looks so nice!
This is my first visit. Come by and visit sometime.
have a great week
Judi

poindextr said...

fabulous side table - would look at home absolutely anywhere. Great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sharon,
It looks great...I will be sure to come by Cassie's blog! HAPPY NTT!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Pam said...

Great color. I have never painted furniture inside before because I am parnoid I'll screw up the carpet or wood floors, but I am going to start painting a piece indoors this week. Just can't wait until April to get it done!

NanaDiana said...

Sharon, I am marking that color down. It is a gorgeous blue. Love the nice lines on that little piece...and I LOVE heavy pieces cuz you know they are well made (well, except when I have to tote them into the house myself to hide them);>) xxoo Diana

The Vintage Barn said...

You are so brave just putting those rugs down to paint on your beautiful floor! I'd have a tarp, several old sheets and tablecloths in fear of getting paint everywhere! I'm so happy my basement is my workroom with old linoleum tiles on floor. Great piece and love the color! Nancy

Kimmy said...

Really pretty! I love the color you picked, it looks great!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

It's adorable, Sharon! Looking forward to your guest post! :)

Marlie @ Crafting, Cooking, and Cats said...

LOVE the lines and color of this night stand!

the cape on the corner said...

i very much heart that piece!

christini yogini said...

Oh, you've given it a new life! Love the clean lines! It is charming! I found you via houseofgrace...have a great day!

Tammy @ Type A said...

this turned out great, i love the color. you did a great job refinishing it too. thanks for sharing at my party!

very merry vintage style said...

Very pretty! Amazing transformation--isn't paint grand? Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love link party!
Mary

Pamela said...

Lovely!!

I just painted my china cabinet this colour and am at the wow party too!!

Pamela :)

By the Bluegrass said...

It's amazing how a little paint in a modern color can completely change a dated piece. I'd use this in a heartbeat!
xo,
Sena

Joselyn said...

Visiting from Domestically Speaking POP. Yes, the cold months do have a way of stifling our productivity. Nice piece and love the color! Great job!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

What a great color! It looks great!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice change! I love this shade of blue and I'm going to write it down! ♥

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Ooooh, I LOVE that shade of blue! I might have to steal that color idea if that's ok :-)

Do you brush your paint on? I always feel like my pieces show more brush strokes than other folks!

Shirley said...

What a great eye you have for picking colors. I have no trained eye at all. This is very nice..
~Shirley

Jacqueline said...

Wow those came out really really nice.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is a great shade. I'll have to see if it's one of the MS samples I have. It would be great for my son's room.

Sommer said...

This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

Cheers!
Sommer

Sommer said...

Thank you for linking up this great project! I'd love to have you back next week with another one =)

Sommer

trish wagman said...

your post on the color blue was awesome.
i love the concept behind having a blue front door.
loved the photos they are inspiring.
gave me some great ideas.
just need to find some time to do them.
thanks, Trish

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

The table looks great in that lovely shade of blue :-)

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I love that blue! You did a great job!

Jenn Erickson said...

Sharon, thank you so much for being a constant quality contributor to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

Fabulous transformation of that little nightstand. Love the blue! You have a great eye for color and design!

Jenn

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!} Great post you shared!

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara

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