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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  1. Love them!

  2. Isn’t funny how pieces evolve? The end result is beautiful, Nancy! The simple knobs were a great choice too. XO XO
    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer recently posted…Flower Stenciled Side TableMy Profile

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

  3. That’s so cute!!
    Anne@DesignDreams recently posted…DIP DYED STEP STOOLMy Profile

  4. aahhh, I love them Nancy. We do tend to change things a lot don’t we. I like the blue showing under the white. I’m really feeling the white paint lately. Must be from the dark Winter we had. Really like the tables!
    Kathy, Petticoat Junktion recently posted…Will She Or Want She Like The White Daisy TableMy Profile

    • 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

  5. I re-do furniture the same way you do…start with one idea and it evolves as I see things happening. I love the stencil you chose — what a great transformation!!
    Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} recently posted…How to Make a Potting TableMy Profile

  6. 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!
    Vickie recently posted…Ace AtkinsMy Profile

    • 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

  7. This matching set is so cute! I love the color that you ended up with and the stencil adds the perfect touch. I think I need to visit this summer for some thrift shopping!
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Floral Painted Bar StoolMy Profile

    • 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

  8. Beautiful job, Nancy! You always inspire me with your talent. Love the glass, and the floral look. Thanks for sharing today.
    Make it a great week.
    Meegan recently posted…Stenciled Floral Coffee TableMy Profile

  9. chris aka monkey says:

    i really like these a lot perfect colors perfect stencil,just perfect xx

  10. Soooo pretty! The nightstands have an awesome shape and details- and I’ve been dying to find something with a glass top too! Too bad you couldn’t find paper or fabric you liked to go underneath. I have recently fallen in love with Aubusson, now I want to paint something else with it!
    Jen @ Girl in the Garage recently posted…Dry Brushed Flower Chair {Themed Furniture Makeover Day}My Profile

  11. Nancy, I loved how these turned out. The colors are beautiful.

    xoxo
    Denyse
    Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint recently posted…Project Pin-it #33My Profile

  12. Love the stencil!

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

  13. Good job – they look great.

  14. Those are awesome! I love them.

  15. 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?

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

  16. 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
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio recently posted…Easy DIY Thrifty Furniture MakeoverMy Profile

  17. These look great Nancy! My furniture projects often change plans part way in too:)
    Krista @ the happy housie recently posted…My Favourite Room over at Savvy Southern Style {and Friday’s Fab Five}My Profile

  18. Crystal says:

    Beautiful!! Awesome job!! Love them!!

  19. They turned out great! I love the random stencil. :)

    -andi
    Andi recently posted…finally got me some trimMy Profile

  20. I love this look!!! The flowers remind me of chambray! SO pretty for a cottage bedroom!! You keep on cranking out the awesome!!! ~Christy
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…$700 May GiveawayMy Profile

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