French Style Nightstand (with Prima Transfers)
This French style nightstand is a winner in white paint and the pink rose Prima Transfer! Such a simple transformation!
Happy Trash To Treasure Transformation Tuesday, y’all!! Wow, that’s a mouthful, huh?
But it’s one of my favorite days of the month.
If you are new around here, the second Tuesday of every month a few blogging friends and I get together and share our thrifty finds made over.
I do this quite often around here but today you get FIVE new makeovers in one day! Yippee! :)
I’m sharing a small piece of furniture this month.
French Style Nightstand (with Prima Transfers)
Here’s how this sweet “new” French style nightstand started out.
Blah…and kind of yellow.
I knew it needed some new and updated life breathed into it and what better way to do that than with nice, clean, bright white paint?
I cleaned it up and painted it with one of my fave white paints. (linked below)
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MATERIALS SOURCE LIST
- Chalk Style White Paint
- Prima Transfer
- Gator Hide Sealer
- Knobs (HomeGoods)
I painted 2 coats of white for good coverage.
Then I pulled out part of this transfer for this one.
If you remember, I used another part of this transfer recently here:
So I still have one more piece of this transfer to use. Sure does make it a cost-effective project choice!
I thought this one would be perfect to apply over the drawers of the nightstand.
But it was all long in a row, left to right and I needed it to be top and bottom.
So I simply cut it to fit.
I had to completely cut the “C” out because it had the floral print behind and around it.
No biggie since I can simply place it where it needs to go when ready. Same thing with the flourish at the end. (you can scroll back up and see what I mean)
There is quite a gap in between the two drawers and the rose overlaps both.
So instead of just trying to rub it on without cutting and hoping for the best, I decided to cut it in half.
Here is the whole thing laid out.
I began by applying the cut rose transfer to each drawer as shown.
You can see it a little better in this finish photo.
Then I applied the bottom section of the Prima transfer.
See? Would you ever know that “C” had to be placed separately? Nope!
Or that this was ever one long piece, instead of top and bottom as I now have it.I forgot to mention that I did have to fill the bottom hardware holes since I was planning to use knobs instead of the original pull that came on this nightstand.
So once finished with the transfer, sealing, etc, I would need to drill new holes.
I found them at HomeGoods.
They are just gorgeous. Moreso in person.
It’s hard to see the pretty sparkle they have in photos.
Once the transfers were all applied, I lightly sanded the edges to distress a bit.
I followed that up with two coats of this sealer.
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I let it dry overnight in between.
And I used the sponge this time to apply the sealer. So easy in this type of application!
This would be so adorable in a little girl’s room.
Pretty in pink.
Remember that movie?? :)
The drawers were in such great shape I just left them alone.
I just think it’s so sweet now.
What a complete difference, huh???
Those Prima transfers make anything beautiful…and so simply too!
Sure did turn this old blah piece into a french style nightstand beauty.
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Don’t leave just yet!! Hop on over to see what my friends did with these!
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And next time I’ll be sharing what I did with this one!! Did I paint it … or stain it?? Stop back by to see!
UPDATE!! See it now, here!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Such a refreshed new look. I love the pulls! 💕
Thanks, Larissa! xoxo
This is gorgeous! Wonderful details and information.
Thank you, Eileen! :) xo
Nancy, this is so pretty! Love the white, how you finessed the transfer (brilliant) and, of course, those knobs are so perfect. Way to go!! This has such a romantic feel it would work in a lovely reading nook too! :)
Thank you, Christina! Oh yes, you are so right, I can just see that too! xoxo
Looks so much better! I love the knobs 🙂
Thanks so much, Christina! I think so too! :) xoxo
Oh wow what a night and day transformation!! This piece it stunning now, and I love that you were able to cut the transfer apart to make it work!! XOXO
Isn’t it really?? Thanks so much, Christy! :) xoxo
You did a great job on this piece! Tres jolie! I love it!
Thank you, Rose! :) xoxo
Love what you did with this little night stand. The transfer really takes it to the next level. Thanks for sharing.
I think so too! They really add a nice touch. Thanks, Sue! xo
Hi Nancy, You brought this piece back to life with the new paint and transfer! I love the the knobs you purchased for this piece, they work perfectly.
Hey Kaycee! Isn’t it amazing what a little paint (and those gorgeous transfers) can do?! :)
That is so sweet, Nancy! I adore the transfer and the knobs are the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks so much, Marcie! Those knobs are so pretty in person. They really are the perfect finish to this one! xoxo
This turned out soooo pretty Nancy! I agree, it’s perfect for a little girl’s room! xo
Wonderful transformation! Well done….
Thank you, Mary! :) xo
You really brought this piece back to life. The rose transfer is beautiful and the knobs are a perfect match. XOXO
Nancy, you did a beautiful job! Did you have any problem removing the drawers and then getting them back in on track? I painted a similar nightstand and the drawers were a big problem. Thanks.
Hi Ruth, no, not at all. I mean some of them can be a bugger but you can usually get them back on track. :)