Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I Changed my mind

Several weeks ago I found a piece of furniture at Goodwill and knew it would make a great nightstand in my master bedroom.


My bedroom needs alot of help and this was going to be the start of something beautiful.  So, off to the garage I went with paint in one hand and a brush in the other.  I gave it a good sanding and priming then I put my brush in motion and applied two coats of paint.  It looked great, BUT, it wasn't enough.  I can't just put paint on something and leave it alone, NEVER!  Maybe someday if I find the right piece, just maybe I will be able to paint it and leave it, but not today.  I always have to play with the paint, mix it, thin it, add some more of this color, some more of that color.  I thought I wanted to dry bush thinned white paint to highlight the design on the drawers, but that wasn't enough it needed something else.  I added black and slopped it on.  Yes, I said slopped it on, my favorite way to paint.  I used a rag to wipe some off and move it around a little until I got it just right.  I love the outcome.


But there's a problem, I still need a nightstand, because this piece looks great in the dining room and that's where I'm going to leave it.

All Dressed up for Christmas!

My tree is up, and a few decorations are scattered about.  We left for Arkansas on Saturday and will spend Thanksgiving with family.  When we arrive home next Saturday, we will be welcomed by the sites of Christmas.  Let the Holidays begin!

I will be linking to the following parties this week:



  1. Amazing! That is absolutely beautiful! You are an true artist. I'm a new follower.

  2. Looks awesome Lorna. You rocked it. I'm sure you'll find something just as fabulous for your bedroom. I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. This looks really, really fantastic...you did a great job on it...no wonder you want to put it where people will see it! (came over via Debbie-Doos...following you!

  4. Oh I bet you can find a night stand at a thrift store for your room. I love the piece in your DR too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Have fun!

  5. Don't you love it when a piece surprises you and ends up somewhere else? Fabulous transformation.

  6. You completely transformed that piece. It looks so pretty. You'll have to show it in your dining room now. The good thing about looking for a nightstand for your bedroom is that you can use just about anything. I'm sure you'll come across something soon.

  7. Your did a lovely transformation! It's very pretty!

  8. Love it! What a great transformation!! I am your newest follower, via the newbie party. I hope you will follow me, too! Have a great week!

  9. WOW! That turned out great. I love the whole transformation.

    Visiting from the Newbie party at Debbiedoos.

  10. You found that at Goodwill? I want to come shop at your stores. Such a great job, thanks for sharing. Look forward to following you too.
    Over visiting from Debbie's Newbie party, come visit me when you have some time

    Have a great week,

  11. Hi Lorna, this is a beautiful piece of furniture. How fortunate that you found it at Goodwill. Thanks for sharing the wonderful job you did with it. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris