Sunday, July 26, 2009

i should have never started

about an hour after i had finished my first attempt at spray painting, i remembered this nightstand that i had sitting in my garage.

at this point...nothing in my house was safe from the spray.


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story behind the nightstand:

i saw this nightstand on trey's preschool teachers front porch. it had been there the whole school year and was in pretty bad shape. one day i decided to ask her what she was planning to do with it.

"i was planning on taking it to goodwill but just hadn't gotten around to it," she said.

music to this girls ears, and just like that i was loading this little gem into the back of my car.

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i washed it, sanded it, and sprayed it.

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i replaced the old knob with the sweetest little pink crystal knob you have ever seen. (knob purchased at target)

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we recently moved lucy out of her crib, she and trey are sharing a room now. she has the cutest tiniest little corner of the room, it was too small for a big nightstand. this little nightstand is the perfect size!

more pictures of lucy's little corner to come.


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while the nightstand was drying i ran into the house for something else i could paint. by this time i had lost all control of myself. i have had these three stars in my house for a few months now. they were all a brownish color and they kind of bothered me. so i grabbed two and ran outside and started spraying.

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here are the stars now...poor things never knew what hit 'em.

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27 comments:

Jill said...

I knew you would fall off the wagon like everyone else! Everytime I go to WalMart, I buy spray paint in every color I like and usually extra black with nothing in mind to even use it on. I just love having it on hand. Spray paint is the new crack.

momof3girls said...

love the night stand! any little girl would be lucky to have it in her room!!!

Lisa said...

I love what you did with the little nightstand--good job!

Shane and Amy said...

Love the nightstand! Thanks for the spray painting ideas...we are just about to move in and decorate our new place...so I'm definitely going to keep spray paint in mind. I never would have thought of it!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

That looks so cute...I can't wait to get started on my stuff...now that we are finished with vacation.

I love the little knob....

jlthomas said...

That night stand is darling! I love it!

Kelly Munns said...

you've gone and made yourself nuts now.

Mango Mom said...

I love these ideas so much, I to have been on a spray paint addiction, my daughters day bed, file cabinet and dresser all got a brand new look.

RaeAnn said...

wow, t. is there something in the spray that is leading to this addiction or is it just the amazing pieces you are creating with it??? love everything.

CMK5 LINDSEY said...

You're an amazing woman!

Morgan said...

Okay, now that night stand is just adorable. That pink! I need!

Lisa said...

I came across your blog from a friends...she made your cute little bandana dress...(I am hoping too as well btw)...love all of your ideas...thanks for sharing...

chelsea said...

I love it! I bet Lucy loves it too.

Emily said...

the pictures don't do that little night stand justice! it turned out so great.

Stephanie said...

So cute!! Can't wait to see the 'corner'.

Abby said...

you're inspiring me to spray paint some old nightstands that I have, as well! hmmm....what color....and what brand of spray paint do you use?

Stephanie said...

The nightstand looks amazing!

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pam said...

That night stand is soo sweet! And I'm loving all the color accents in your home. . . I bet it is looking super cute!

Randy, Capri, and Wyatt said...

I seriously can't get over how creative you are. We need to have a craft day!

Elise said...

That is some major cuteness goin' on with the nightstand!! I can't pass up free myself!!
Elise

One Craft Girl's Corner said...

how adorable!

Darren said...

I've been spray painting everything I can get my hands on from Goodwill for the last 6 weeks. That cheap 96cent Walmart spray paint has changed the face of the decor in every corner of my home!

"Spray paint is the new crack"... I'm so stealing that and putting it up on facebook! Hilarious!.... but true.

Randi said...

I love the nighstand!

Ruth Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE the nightstand! I gasped when I saw the after picture! The pink makes it gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!
-Ruth Ann

onangelwings said...

OMG...that stand looks so cute. My daughter would flip

Ter said...

Looks great!

but I have to ask, have you ever heard the "brown star" story? It has a very special meaning behind it! You should google it. :)

:o) mg said...

She's gonna want it baaaaaack.