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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Done

Hi All,

Remember my pair of night stands?  Apparently, I was being lazy, because you all said to paint the shelves.  After a quick trip to the cottage, that is exactly what I did.

When I began this project, the night stands looked like this:

Guest room 011

With a couple of coats of ASCP in Old White, light distressing and new knobs, they looked like this:

dresser and nite stand 006


dresser and nite stand 005

Taking your advice, I used my edger and a small brush and wedged my hand in the two shelves.  Although, Onlineditto had a great suggestion of taping the brush to a long spoon – genius.

Now, the pair look like this:

Guest room 001

Bad shadow.  Let’s try a new method:

Guest room 011


Guest room 010

I must say, I like them much better painted!  After distressing the shelves a bit, both night stands received a clear wax for a little protection.

My space is picked over and my guests will arrive looking for a place to sleep next Friday.  Lots to get to in the next week!  Kids are off to school on Tuesday, so I hope to log some serious nap paint time.

Have a great day!



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The Painted Parlor said...

so you DID decide to finish it off, i have to say it does look better ;)


michelle@decorandthedog said...

Good choice. I'm pro-laziness but these do look better with paint!

Restore and Renew said...

I never find great tables like these. Gorgeous.

Sherry Hicks said...

It is absolutely beautiful! I have problems getting a paint brush in those spaces as well! Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

Totally worth the extra effort

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I really like the fresh new look! Great choice to paint the shelves.

Anonymous said...

So the white :)
Cas x

niartist said...

WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

See you soon, I hope!

Helen's Decor said...

Shannon, they look wonderful! Come back to see me soon.

Tres Chere said...

What a drastic change for the better,I might add. You did a great job!

Erin of said...

Yay for painted shelves! These look great! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)

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