When it comes to furniture makeovers, I tend to stay in the “safe zone”. I try to stick with my trusty shades of Paris Gray, Old White, and Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paints by Annie Sloan. Lately I’ve been getting the urge for change. Maybe it’s the pregnancy or the simple fact that I prefer more modern pieces over the shabby chic style. Maybe it’s both. So when I spotted a nightstand at my local thrift store for 10% off of $15.95, I snagged it up, bought a can of spray paint and the makeover was complete in about an hour. My inspiration was…. a purse.
It happens to be my new favorite purse that is. Although it looks rather light in the photo, it’s actually almost a cobalt color with hot pink lining and gold details. Are you dying to see the before and after? Thought so!
Someone has previously taken spray primer to the nightstand, but apparently ran out mid way. The tops and sides were still a light birch colors with random lines of primer streaked through out it’s surface. So I just gave it a light sanding, cleaned it up, primed and painted it with a gloss blue spray paint. I sealed it with a couple coats of spray gloss polyurethane for a little extra protection and took it into the guest bedroom.
The photos make it look a lot light than it is. I’ll take that as a sign that I need to take better photos in natural light vs. using my photo software as a crutch for laziness. Think of the color as a mix between cobalt and navy blue.
The colors don’t match the current décor at all, but it’ll stay this way for at least another 3 weeks or so. Why the arbitrary wait? That’s when we find out baby #2’s gender and if it’s a boy, it’ll stay this way and go into his nursery. If it’s a girl, it’ll get painted a glossy white and go into Vanessa’s big girl room.
I’m not going to lie though, I love the blue. I might even try to switch furniture around to different rooms to make it work. A navy and hot pink girl’s room with gold accessories might just happen just for this little blue nightstand.
Purse: Steve Madden
Nightstand, book, lamp & shade: Local thrift store
White faux crocodile box: Ross
Horse figurine: Target dollar section spray painted gold
Glass: Stemless wine glass from my cupboard
Rustoleum Gloss Deep Blue
Rustoleum Specialty Metallic-Gold
Have you ever been inspired by an object completely different from your creation?