Thrifty Night Stand Makeover {Floral Themed Furniture}

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Hey Y’all!

It’s themed Thursday! Every month, a few of my blogger friends and I get together to bring you a “themed” furniture makeover.
Last month it was “bold” and I shared this repurposed makeover.  The month before was “metallic”…and I did this Turquoise & Gold Metallic makeover.

This month is “FLORAL”or “FLOWERS”.

(You can see previous month’s themes here –> Themed Furniture Tour )

Who doesn’t love flowers? I LOVE them. I just planted a bunch in my yard this past weekend.
Love this time of year!

I had a few things in mind for this project but finally pinned it down to this—>a thrifty night stand makeover.

I think I paid $15 for the pair. (and they are solid wood and HEAVY)

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - before and after - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

They were pretty beat up and the wood was kind of a weird color that didn’t really match.

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - before top - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

There are glass inserts that go in the top.

I originally wanted (well, I originally wanted several things that didn’t pan out) patterned fabric or paper of some sort under the glass on the top.
Unfortunately I never found anything I liked to put there.

And I also originally wanted them to be Aubusson Blue as you can see here….

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - with Duck Egg tinted wax - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

I waxed one (with Duck Egg tinted wax) and said “no”, not what I want. (now I kind of like it, go figure, ha!)

Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint tinted Clear Wax - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #duckeggblue #stencil #nightstands

But that didn’t quite turn out how I wanted….so I painted them Pure White.
So instead of having them BLUE…they’d be white with lots of blue showing through underneath.
I sanded to pull a bunch of that blue through all over….

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Pure White over Aubusson- artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - up close detail - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

…and started adding this floral-ish stencil (which is a smaller portion of another, larger stencil)

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Cutting Edge Stencil - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Applying Stencil - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

I placed them randomly around the front. I didn’t want them matchy-matchy.

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - before sanding - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

And then lightly sanded them….

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - after sanding - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

And sealed to finish….

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Stencil pattern - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Up close stencil - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - after side view - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

I painted and used the knobs that were originally on my china cabinet in my Dining Room.
I wanted them to seamlessly blend in.
I’m not sure I love them but they are better than what was on there for this design.
The way I arranged the stencils the original handles would have covered up much of the bottom one.
I didn’t want that so went with these….for now. As you know, things are always subject to change around here. ;)

I didn’t give these drawers much “drawer flair” but I did give them a little something….

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Cream Chalk Paint Drawer- artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

Cream Chalk Paint® (which is actually a pale yellow).

You can see the Aubusson Blue tops in this one…and the creamy yellow drawers.

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - Aubusson tops and Cream drawers - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands

Aubusson Blue Stenciled Thrift Store Night Stand Makeover {Chalk Paint} - after and before - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #aubussonblue #stencil #nightstands -

….and now on to my friend’s pretties below!

Be sure to click on each photo below to see them all!!

Enjoy!!


Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

XOXO

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    • Nancy says

      Evolve is one word!! lol State of continuing evolution is another! ;) They may still be in that evolving state!!
      Thanks Christy! :)
      xo
      Nancy

    • Nancy says

      Thank you Kathy!! As much as I love color, I am really leaning more and more towards whites with hints of color instead lately myself!!
      Nancy

  1. says

    I love them…and the stencil. Where do you find treasures like that for $15.? Our thrift stores and antique shops are way overpriced. They know there are crafters out there who are willing to pay big dollars. I’m in Houston and the market is terrible. I’ve given up even looking for pieces. Goodwill is a total laugh. They want $300-500 for a horrible looking small round table with chairs. The table wasn’t even real wood. I’m glad someone is still able to find bargains. Yours are great!
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    • Nancy says

      Hi Vickie,
      Thanks!
      And finding deals…well, it’s always hit or miss. We do have an abundance of places in my area so I think that helps with prices. Plus, like these night stands, I will buy things that have been marked down several times at the thrift store. (They started at $50 if I remember correctly…and were marked down twice when I found them)
      Some places do occasionally have crazy prices…I just pass on those! ;)
      Nancy

    • Nancy says

      Thanks Paula!
      Yes, you and I and Christy (Confessions of a Serial DIYer) can get together…would be fun! ;) There are a ton of thrift stores around here between this side of the water and hers!
      Nancy

    • Nancy says

      Thanks! It’s really pretty. I’m actually planning to use the whole thing on some curtain panels for my Master Bedroom! :)
      Nancy

  2. Mel says

    Excellent finish! I love that you allow your imagination to show through in your pieces. Truly lovely!
    Would you be able to tell me if the stencil you used is available online?

    • Nancy says

      Thanks so much Mel! Yes, the stencil is linked in the post to the company it came from. Cutting Edge Stencils. :)
      Nancy

  3. says

    I love how you got in the zone and just let the project happen. Don’t you just think our best laid plans are great but its the layering and going with it that make for the really special redos?! And I’m all with you on no matchy matchy for the stenciling. I love how you placed them so random.
    Very pretty Nancy! You did good. Real good!
    Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend
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