Monday, April 23, 2012

Modernized Dixie Nighstand

This makeover started as a dated, Dixie style nighstand. In great condition and solid wood. Photobucket I think my point and shoot camera is dying...it's blurry 24/7. I found it at a garage sale. The owner dropped the price by 50% without me asking...I think she knew I really wanted it and wasn't going to take it for her original price. I used Zinsser Cover Stain oil-based primer on this one because the original finish was so smooth. I don't love oil based product because of the clean up, but they sure do wear well. Then I used an oops paint labeled as BM Horizon Gray. I waxed with Fiddes in Stripped Pine and used gold Rub-n-Buff on the pulls. I'm really happy with the end result! Frenchy goodness! Photobucket Photobucket Untitled Photobucket Photobucket In other news, I'm NOT loving Blogger's new updates. It took me a lot longer to write this post than normal and even though I wrote in paragraphs, it's all one huge paragraph above. What gives? Any tips? ~Allison
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16 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! the hardware looks SO good against that gray finish!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really pretty Allison! Perfect combination of gray and gold! ... I'm not a fan of the changes either. My biggest problem is pictures. They load, but I can not move them around and they are a jumbled mess! I'm not having the paragraph problem, at least not yet!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I have one just like this! I might be a copy cat. This is beautifully. :)

Decor & Harmony said...

This looks great :)as usual
I haven't had any problems with blogger; I hope I didn't jinx myself.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the paint color!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love all French Prov and I love gray....perfect together! What i do not love is this new blogger format :)

Chrissie said...

Just beautful! Classic and perfect!

kellisretrokitchenarts said...

My cousin had this entire set when she was a girl and I always thought it was goofy looking, but you made it look positively chic!

TJ said...

Oh, my! It turned out beautiful! I've got a dresser in storage that is the same style. I have lots of hope it can be resurrected into something beautiful!

Heather said...

Love this color!! Great makeover - it so ooh-la-la now! I am your newest follower - so glad I found you blog! Please visit my blog and say hello - I love to make new bloggy friends. Follow me back if you would like to keep in touch! Have a terrific week :) Heather

Emma Kate said...

That's so wierd. I'm working on the double wide chest of drawers that matches this at the moment! Yours looks great!

michele said...

looks fabulous!

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michele

Judy said...

The dresser looks fabulous. I love the new color and the hardware looks amazing. Great job. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

meg said...

this is so beautiful! love it!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

I love it! those french style pieces always clean up nice :)

Kahli said...

I love french provincial style furniture! That shade of gray is lovely! Great job :)