Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nightstand and Lamp Redo

I almost forgot to take a picture before I started painting these nightstands.

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I cannot even count the amount of “tries” I did beforeI came up with the final product.  I finally settled on the same green I painted our headboard.

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It might be hard to tell, but I really distressed them and then glazed them the same as I did the headboard.

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I poly-ed the top and waxed the sides.  Ehem.  My son actually did the ‘rub-out’ on the waxing, I pleaded that my arm was tired.  He took right over.  Sweet son.

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I did not take a before picture of the lamps, but snapped a picture as they were on their way out the door to Goodwill.  I came to despise these lamps. P1040884

I found  a pair of cream colored lamps at a thrift store for $4!.  My dear generous friend, Farmgirlcyn, gave me the black and white toile.  I prayed unceasingly, as I have never made a lampshade before and I did not want the finished product to look as though I had indeed never made a lampshade.Winking smile

A lot of prayers, some hot glue, Krylon Primer (it left a really cool texture) and some black bias tape, and voila!  My first lampshades!

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Notice the two sweet little birdies?  Thrift store, $1 and some spray paint, I know, too cute.  I have exchanged my “latte” money for spray paint money Winking smileI should take a picture of everything that I have spray painted in the last month, might be embarrassing.  Next time I hope to show the cool vintage fan I painted.

7 comments:

Kathryn D. Duke said...

what a great job...and they match your new headboard too...the lamps and shades are so tasteful!!

Will you come do my house?????

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Even better/prettier in person!!!

cooperkelly4 said...

love that they match the headboard and the lamp, you are a pro! =0)

Ruth said...

Hey, Wanna come to Pennsylvania and visit me?? Pleeeezzzzeee. You are one talented chickadee. Think of all the $ you are saving! Love it! ~ Ruth xo

Elaine said...

So very cute!!!!

busymomof10 said...

Wow! You are one energetic and creative momma! :) I LOVE all the projects you've been tackling this summer! You arre doing an amazing job!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I looks absolutely fantastic!! :)