Sunday, 26 August 2012

macbeth nightstand

So this is just a quickie post about a little nightstand who went through a big change.

But before I talk nightstands I just wanted to say a big thanks to Aimee at its overflowing for featuring my plate wall project! I am a huge fan of her blog and am totally honored.  Okay, now on with the show...

I picked this nightstand up at a local thrift store. It sat in our garage for sometime before the mood struck to work on it.  I loved the lines of the dresser but hated the colour and thought it could use a little jazzing up.

Out came the Macbeth, a leftover from either High School or University English, yes I have been carting this thing around for a while. You never know when you are gonna need to do some heavy Shakespeare reading - best to keep some copies on hand, in case the mood strikes. Okay so out came the Macbeth only to be cut to pieces - sacrificed for a good cause. I hope.

With the Shakespeare sacrifice over (oh the horror) I turned to my painting bench. What colour to choose???? I am trying to resist the urge to paint everything white or grey and so I reached for the a seafoam colour.  Once on it was a little bright, or maybe a lot bright. It made my eyes hurt. So out came the walnut stain. I went over the entire body with the stain.

Back to Macbeth. I decopaged those pages right onto the top and drawer fronts of the nightstand. This presented another problem: the book pages looked way too new against the newly aged paint... So I grabbed that stain again and smashed it into the decopaged top and fronts, giving it an aged and well, dirty, appeal.

So after all these words, so much for a quickie post, I hope you are ready to see this new/old piece (sorry there is no before photo):




So what do you think?To aged looking? Too dirty looking? Not dirty enough?????

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15 comments:

Our Little Orphanage C said...

I think it's just right. I'm loving that colour!

Mary Anne Komar said...

Wow to be or not to be TO BE!!!! Great idea.

fiona anderson said...

Looks pretty good to me - love the colour and the aged pages. Such a cute piece.
Found you at My 1929 Charmer. Congrats on your feature !

The Thrifty Challenge said...

It looks amazing! I love the aqua colour your used and how it looks distressed and old. So cute.

CraftyCanadian said...

Love it, you did a great job.

Swede Dreams said...

Love the color and the rustic feel! It's perfect!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i adore this! the colors, the pages, the knobs! awesome!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a pretty, vintage look. Love that you used Macbeth--I know many actors who would love a piece like this!

Groovy Green Designs said...

Super cool... Love the theme.

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing your fabulous project at Potpourri Friday!

tara said...

I love it just the way it is. You did a great job!

Angela LeMire said...

Wonderful look! Great job with this nightstand. Thanks for sharing. Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

Tammy said...

Love it! It is just right! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Brooke Larsen said...

LOVE it!!!!

Brooke

Startathome.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

I love it! Just browsing your blog... I love your work - you are very talented.

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