Well, against all odds and with a LOT of assistance from the spousal-unit (I am neither a sanding nor a hardware kinda' gal!), the nightstand project has been completed. Did it turn out exactly as it looked in my mind? Not quite. But I learned a couple of things, figured out what I would need to do to get closer to the final look I was wanting, and I have a finished product that is certainly acceptable to me. I call that all good. :)
I love that my mentor, Shirley, and her sister, Kathi, the proud proprietors of Haven Home Furnishings, actually had faith that my fully left-brain self could eke out enough right-brain stuff to make this happen. Thank you, ladies, for your confidence and support.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the transformation of my nightstand.
A reminder of where we started.
The process (one coat each of three different colors).
|Start with a coat of "Chalk"|
|Add a coat of "Victorian Purple"|
|Finish with a coat of "Patina"|
NOW LET THE "DISTRESSING" PIGEONS LOOSE!!!!
|Don't forget inside the drawer|
|The cabinet area|
If you are more right-brain than I and if you enjoy transforming furniture pieces, you should really consider one of the painting classes at Haven. Heck, the spousal-unit has already offered up a wooden barstool of his for my next transformation project! I just have to figure out what to do with it. I'm thinking even further ahead... to the painting and stenciling of some larger pieces!
Lord help me. I have become a paintaholic. Sigh. Shirley... I blame you for all of this.
Until next post!