Saturday

Sneak Peak

Ok, so I'm not totally finished with the whole bedroom set, but I am finished with the nightstands and they are in the room all setup and I'm so excited!  As you've seen in previous posts, our colors are black, gray, white, with touches of yellow.  Well, I wanted to take the yellow up another notch so I decided to paint the nightstands yellow.  At first my husband thought I was crazy, but that isn't unusual ;)  He wanted all black. Now that they are in the room, he loves them and can see the vision I had for them all along.  

So to remind you of the before....



I love all the details on this piece and knew they would pop with just a little bit of glaze.  

I started out by priming each piece.  I tried to skip it on the first one and ending up doing it over again.  Note to self, don't be lazy, always prime. 

The color I chose was Martha Stewart Yellow Magnolia



It was just the perfect combination of yellow.  Not too pastel, not to gold, not to mustard, just right.  I wanted to keep things from looking too juvenile and I wanted those great details to pop so I added a black glaze and distressed it a little.  I love the juxtaposition of distressed, slightly aged looking piece of furniture with clean lines and more "fancy" accents.  I think it creates depth and interest in a room.  I love the way they look with my DIY lamps  too!  

I used a semi-gloss paint so that it would clean up nicely and I could skip the polyurethane step.  Also, I always use semi gloss or gloss paint when I am going to glaze something.  Otherwise the glaze will not be workable.  For this piece I actually used black paint instead of glaze to give it that "aged" look.  Lately, I like the way the paint works versus the glaze and I have lots of it.  I concentrated mainly on the details, but still covered the entire piece with the "glaze" so it all had the same look.  I wiped most of it off using a damp cloth (which is important, a dry cloth won't get as much of it off and again makes the glaze or paint less workable)

and finally the AFTER!!

HIS...


HERS....








and great legs!  one of the things I love about it and the other pieces have these as well, can't wait to show them to you!


I mentioned to you before that we got all this furniture for FREE!  Our friend just so happens to clean out foreclosed homes or homes that have to be torn down for one reason or another and this was in one of them!  I can't believe someone would leave this behind, I guess it really is true that one man's trash is another man's treasure.  My jaw dropped when he opened the trailer door and this was in there.  I was expecting ordinary stuff that I could just fix up and resell, but I fell in love with this so much that I decided to redo it for my own bedroom. Not only did he get it for us, but he brought it to our house too!  Thanks SO much Mike!!









18 comments:

Mel said...

Gorgeous.

I have been looking for the perfect yellow to paint an end table, so this was timely.

Nichole@BarillaFab4.blogspot.com said...

AMAZING!!!!!!

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

Beautiful! Love the yellow!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love it, it is stunning. you did such a fantastic job!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Gorgeous. That's a great yellow! Adding it to my paint inspiration files :)

J'Anns Boutique said...

Looks greats! would never have chosen yellow but it works :-)

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

Pudel-design said...

A really pretty yellow, love the color!
Nice work as always, thank you for sharing!
Lovely greetings...

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the bedroom suite and the shape of it is fantastic!
Just found your blog and I'm now a follower also added you to my bloglist!

Rondell

Shelley Chic said...

Those are so fabulous & make me smile. Our room is gray & white & I've been wanting to add yellow also. Now I know how wonderful it would look. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole A. Allen said...

i'm dying!!! that is such a great set you got your hands on and i love the yellow you chose for the nightstands!!! can't wait to see more! -Nicole Alexandra Designs

http://nicolealexandradesigns.blogspot.com/

lesliesews said...

These are beautiful...you have such great vision! You are an inspiration to an old "wanna-be" designer/refurbisher/junker!

nicole green said...

these are wonderful!! i love that you chose yellow! i've been on such a yellow kick. :) thanks for posting these. it gives me hope that i don't have to buy such expensive furniture right away for our new home! maybe i can luck out next spring garage sale-ing! :)

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

I love, love, love, your blog. I went through the whole thing the other night. It was like a magazine. I gave you a stylish blogger award. You are my favorite to read. I know I'm not close to your fabulousness, but if you are interested check out my blog for award details.

SHERRY HART said...

Great job...love the color and the style!

Amber said...

I am off to pickup this exact color for a bookshelf redo. I LOVE this redo and the yellow is so fabulous in this room.

tlawson said...

Love this piece. Trying to do the black glaze and having difficulty. Can you give me and suggestions?

scrapmebaby said...

I love this yellow and the set is beautiful! Apparently I have repinned your bedroom 4 times on my master bedroom inspiration board...LOL, so I guess that should tell me something!

Christina Kelly said...

I love these nightstands, I am using them as an example of some of my favorite yellow pieces on my blog. Thanks for the great inspiration. Those lamps are killer by the way, love the DIY on those as well.

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