Friday, August 28, 2009

Nightstand.. I LOVE IT!!

My mom gave me an old nightstand to fix up. It had a nice brown stain, but I wanted to use it in my daughters room, so I had other plans for it! I wanted to paint it white, to match her bed, but then I wanted to do something special with the top of it. My inspiration came from the quilt that I made for her when she was born. I wanted the top of the nightstand to be similar with different color blocks/squares.

After starting to sand it, this is what it looked like:


I then painted the whole thing white, and then I decided to paint the inside of the drawer burgundy to give a pop of color, that won't be showing all the time, as well as the drawer knob.




Next, I was ready to do the top. I found different scrapbook papers at the craft store on sale 5 for .95c so the paper was only $2 for all of it. I used ModPodge to glue the paper onto the table, and then to seal it on top of it.





I put a clear satin varnish coat over all of it, but it felt like it was missing something. I wanted something to match and balance out the red knob, so I took some fabric left over from my daughter's quilt, and modpodged it to the inside back of the shelf. I LOVE it!


11 comments:

Julie & Ron said...

Looks great Steph! you're quite the crafter aren't you! Keep up the good work! Love ya, Mom

Julie & Ron said...

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Andy Porter said...

Stephanie!! I love how it turned out! That is such a cool top!! I love seeing the things you've done!! Thanks so much for the link this morning!!

Kara said...

Wow, that turned out just gorgeous! Love how you used the pop of red, and the papers on top was a fabulous idea. Just beautiful!

fawnda said...

I love the paper on the top! This turned out great!

Cindy Harvey said...

Very cool. I intend to try this on an old end table my dad made in like, 6th grade. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

So Cute! I love the top! Great Job!!
~Whitney

Morning T said...

Very nice- you did a fabulous job!

Emily said...

I love this! I never thought about putting paper on and sealing it that way! Oh the possibilities of DIY!
Em

Ashlee said...

This turned out great. We both are new to this...I came over from kimba's, and I imediately noticed your jewelry display and pillows. Those are some of my first attemts at crafting to. Great Job!!

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Jane said...

Great job on your nightstand redo. That was a perfect idea to dress up the top of the nightstand the scrapbook paper....the colors all work great together. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.