Twice as Nice

I was stalking Kijiji (my favorite new pastime) when I saw this little pair of nightstands for $20. I immediately emailed about them and saw they were located nearby too! I was in the car going to pick them within half an hour.
The woman also had this dresser which she let me have for $5. I really love the shape of these old pieces and that they are solid wood.



I gave them a good sand everywhere (especially since one of them had nail polish spilled on the top) then I primed and sprayed them. Unfortunately, I'm still working on the same gallon of cream paint since I haven't found any more cans of oops paint that I like.

I've been wanting to do a little mod podging for a while and thought this was the perfect project for it. I picked up this Amy Butler scrapbook paper pad at Michaels. It has some really pretty florals and prints, perfect for these dainty little nightstands.



After I finally decided on which paper to use (it was such a hard decision!) I applied it to the drawer fronts and drawer bottoms. I really love the look of the paper I don't know why I waited so long to use Mod Podge. It was much easier than expected! Thanks to Lenore at Lather.Write.Repeat for some tips and inspiration for these nightstands.







I also primed and spraypainted the knobs with Tremclad metal primer and Tremclad hammered finish spraypaint.

I kinda want to keep these for my little girls room but I think I will let them go. But they really are my favorite so far!



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23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and what a great deal.

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  2. So cute!!! I love the paper!

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  3. Wow!! It looks so pretty, bravo:))))
    Hugs, Biljana

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  4. Amazing job Cathy! They turned out so nice. Doesn't the paper detailing just make them look so special?

    I'm so proud of you! Yay!

    XO
    Lenore

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  5. Cathy, what an awesome find!! Don't seem to have any deals like that in my area. :) They are beautiful transformations, I love the paper you chose. :)

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  6. i love those! it's amazing what a little scrapbook paper can do!

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  7. cathy those are sooooo cute! i love the shape of them, but i especially love the update you gave them with the modern paper and i love those colors! one of my favorites, too!

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  8. great job! the shape IS pretty and i enjoy how you used the paper to dress it up even more.

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  9. I love the way the nightstands turned out. You gave them such a modern elegant look, I love them.

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  10. this is genius and SO cute!! love the scrapbook paper idea :)

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  11. I love modge podge, it's a bit of a craze for me lately. I just did an old vanity with modge podge drawers. I'd put paper on anything right now! The colours you chose were perfect. They turned out great.

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  12. Seriously major beautiful improvement.
    Educate me on Kijiji, is that like Craigslist?

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  13. Wow. I love the decoupaging. My daughter has a dresser thats top is beat up pretty bad, maybe I should give this a try. Ya think this can be done over peeling particle board?? Really beautiful job!

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  14. Sue, if you can sand the surface down level, I would definitely give it a try! Good luck!

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  16. I love your project and have been wanting to do the same with two dressers I have. I'm totally intimidated by using an oil based primer, which one of the painters at work told me to use after sanding. I have a tiny tiny work space and i'm wondering how you went about doing it.

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  17. Bodhi, I don't use oil based primer, I use a latex primer. I usually sand the piece, use latex primer and then latex paint. I now use a paint sprayer which probably wouldn't work in a small area but I've done other dressers with a roller (and same type of primer and paint) and it doesn't require a large area.

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  18. That looks so super Cathy! I love the paper choice.

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  19. They look wonderful. Excellent paper choice. I'm your newest follower.

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  20. They look SO good! I especially love the added pop of color inside the drawers. Great job!

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  21. I have that same pack of paper and I love it. Looks darling on your nightstands!

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  22. I love that "retro" look that the Mod Podge provided. Well done.

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