Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Bedside Table and Thrifty Finds

What a week!
My littlest one got ear tubes put in and adenoids taken out on Wed and my biggest one got his cast OFF! Now summer can start!

I have been working on this piece on and off for a few months. I found it at a church rummage sale where we got married...I think it was back in May...for $7. It's a sewing cabinet that was the perfect size for the guest room night stand.

I needed it to go with the headboard I made here, so I thought silver would be a fun choice. I sprayed it silver...and it was way too shiny. But I didn't have another plan, so it sat in the garage for a few months.

I tried this nightstand instead, and it was too small. I still loved the shape of the silver nighstand, so I toned it down a bit with ebony stain as glaze. I WISH I could put new knobs on it...but these were part of the piece...each piece was part of the drawer and weren't coming off without a fight. So I went with it.
PS. Can someone kick me into finding a bedskirt that works? Ugly!

And check out these thrifty finds!!! EEEK!
This table was $5.99....can you stand it?!?!?
And I've been wanting to do a campaign piece...and I found this one today. Perfect for an entry!


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Anonymous said...

Awesome finds! That campaign table is fab! Are you going to paint it or leave it?

Classy Clutter said...

The silver is GORGEOUS!!!!! Love it!!! Fantastic job!!!!

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The silver is a fun and unexpected surprise! And what great finds!

oops! said...

I am loving this silver! Your room is adorable!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

LOVING the nightstand!

And that pedestal table, what a find!

Jenn said...

I love that oval table!!! Nice silver paint job, it looks great!

Andi said...

LOVE the silver!!! And if you find a bedskirt let me know because I am having an issue too :-) And WHAT?!?! I love that campaign piece! Like I want to drive all the way up to your house and steal it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this room and that tiny little chest of drawers is so pretty. I know what you mean about bed skirts. Please! You are so lucky with your awesome finds!! xo Diane

Anna said...

wow, some great cheap finds! I love the silver, and the headboard and colorful bedding in the room too. Will have to check back and see these other little tables made over too. I have a bunch of 'projects' like that waiting in my garage too

Cassie Bustamante said...

those are AWESOME finds, friend! wow!
and that table looks fantastic- i love the stain over the silver. i think it looks perfect!

Vintage Restyled said...

Love your new finds!

Kari said...

I always use the top sheet as the bed skirt :) You can pic up plain white ones at Wal-Mart for $5ish. I think I am going to steal the headboard idea for my daughters room!

Kari @ the Sunset Lane

reFresh reStyle said...

Oh my goodness, love those thrifty finds! and I'm your newest follower, so I can see what you do with them!

Unknown said...

Great finds, can't wait to see what you do with them.

christini yogini said...

Charming! Love those new finds!

Decor & Harmony said...

I'm sorry Alison but i think it's wrong of you to show us such fabulous finds and not share :) I want that table! $5.99 are you kidding me? I can't wait until it gets restyled. No pressure from me. Love your blog!!

DIYbyDesign said...

Awesome finds. I love what you did with the night stand. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

Unknown said...

Looks great!! It is getting bad...I am now dreaming about finding furniture to restyle!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hope your little ones are doing well. I love the choice of silver. Can't wait to see what you do with your other finds. said...

$5.99 for that table?! What a steal :) Love it! Love your headboard too.

The Painted Parlor said...

Girl, you can find some killer stuff at garage sales! Love the metallic nightstand, I'm not a big fan if metallic but you made it look chic AND vintage!! And I just read your post on your headboard, amazzazing!!

Erica said...

Love these great finds!

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Chrissie said...

I love that nightstand, your bedroom is gorgeous too!

Michele @ {Primp} said...

great job--the silver is so fun! Thanks for sharing.

Meta said...

Love the silver nightstand. Just read the post on the headboard and these two projects are in my inspiration file now! The bedding and headboard aren't too busy together...I love the look.

Peggy said...

I have an antique sewing cabinet as my nightstand- it's a great size and I love having drawers! What a good choice for a guest room.