Monday, April 16, 2012

Damask Night Stand

Mr. T and I FINALLY made it to this little place that we found last fall to do some shopping this weekend.  When we stumbled up it last fall we had our little one with us and it just wasn't condusive for true treasure hunting. We have been talking about getting back to this place, but hadn't until this weekend.  It's one of those places that you have to climb over things to get to the next.  It's dusty, dirty, but full of treasures. You know the kind you walk in and you're glad you have closed toed shoes on, but wish you would have brought your gloves too. We were hoping to have a sitter the next time we went  back since it's not the most ideal place for a 3 year old.  However, lining up a sitter sounds easier than it is sometimes.  These days teenagers are so busy playing sports and working you have to book them weeks in advance. And since you have to call ahead to make sure the place is even open...planning weeks in advance just doesn't work in this case.  So our family of 3 went to do a little hunting and before we got there we practiced "keeping our hands in our pockets".  Those of you with little ones know EXACTLY what I am talking about.  This place makes my heart flutter.  So many treasures and you can only take a few...mostly because I don't have a vehicle large enough to fit them all in!

I thought I would start by sharing the little night stands we picked up.  It is solid rock maple (Condider H. Willett Furniture Company out of Louisville, KY) and must weigh 25-30 pounds.  The finish was in rough condition, but the piece was a solid as the day it was built.  So we snagged it!  I couldn't wait to get started painting it.  It's been several weeks since I have made it to the garage and I was missing it.

I washed the piece with TSP-PF before painting it in 
CeCe Caldwell's Chalk & Clay Paint.

 I have mentioned before that I always wash my pieces with TSP-FP?
This picture should speak a THOUSAND words!!

 This was the 

If you haven't been washing your pieces before you paint....maybe you will want to now?

And yes....this was the ONLY piece I washed! And yes...that is WATER and not motor oil!

 This was the piece after it had been cleaned. 

 You could tell from washing it down, while the wood was wet, that it must have been a  beautiful finish in it's prime.  I loved the wood grain and the pegs on the corners. I wanted to keep some of the original characters showing. 
So Mr. T kindly sanded the top so that I could stain it.  

I was right, this picture does NOT do it justice.  It is absolutely stunning wood.

I painted the body of the night stand in CeCe Caldwell's Blue Montana Sky and then added a faux damask look to the fronts of the drawers with Memphis Blue.  I also painted the drawer pulls in Memphis Blue. 
Sophisticated, casual and whimsical all at the same time!

I snagged a FANTASTICALLY beautiful occasional table that has the most glorious detail.  Can't wait to share.

Until then, don't forget about the contest we have going on.  It ends on Saturday! Win this gift basket of CeCe Caldwell's Chalk & Clay paint in the color of your choice.  Plus a can of her all natural wax and some other fun accessories!
CLICK HERE to find out how to win!
Ciao for now! Kellie
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  1. Love it - glad you gave the girl a face lift and let her beautiful wood top show off again.

  2. I love mom tried to give me a nightstand just like this one and I said no thanks, now I'm kicking myself. Love your restyle very nice. I'm so excited about your giveaway too!

    1. Dont' kick yourself. We have ALL been there. Just remember for next time. :-)

  3. That turned out gorgeous! Nice job. Love the blue.

  4. Very Pretty. I love the dark top and the stencils.


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