Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Transformation Tuesday...Bougainvillea Beauty


I am loving this sweet little nightstand I found Saturday...at the last yard sale I hit in town!

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She is just so cute...wasn't always this cute!

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Just your plain ol' brown...with the cutest little curves and original hardware!
I had to take her home...

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and paint her with one of my new favorite paints!!
This is a Martha Stewart color called "Bougainvillea."
I LOVE it!

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I like the results from mixing up my own chalk paint...you can find the recipe HERE.

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A little light distressing...

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and REALLY COOL vintage shelf paper to line the drawers!

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A PERFECT match!

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This sweet little nightstand is headed on the road with me to my upcoming shows!!

I hope you have a fabulous week...it's a busy one here getting ready for our Fancy Flea Market!

Love & Junk~
Julie

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28 comments:

  1. ok I have furniture that looks like that. Do you need to put a primer on first?

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    1. Hi LuAnn...you can use a primer...or you can just clean it well and use the chalk paint recipe I use (link in the post.)

      One advantage of using chalk paint is that it will adhere to most all surfaces...and this shiny wood works perfectly if cleaned with vinegar or TSP before painting.

      Let me know if you have any questions!
      Julie

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  2. What a stunning transformation! I love the color, even the inside is pretty! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-2.html

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    1. Thank you, Rita!

      Linked up and followed...love your blog!

      Julie

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  3. love the color!!! did you use a dark wax or stain with the distressing? ive mastered clear wax but am trying to determine best way to get darkened areas in disressing without making the piece look dirty if you know what i mean. really enjoy your blog !!!

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    1. Neither a dark wax or stain...I went over this with Minwax Polycrylic (my favorite!)

      I just cleaned it, painted with my chalk paint (recipe in post) distressed it and then wiped it downa gain and cleared it by brushing on the clear coat.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Julie

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  4. She's darling, Julie! I love that color and the pretty paper inside, too.
    Loving this card! Pretty colors.
    I'm visiting you today from Sugar Bee. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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  5. What a cute little piece in a gorgeous color! And that pretty paper is perfect!

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  6. It amazes me how paint can totally revitalize pieces of furniture that saw their best days long ago.

    And, anything RED is perfect.

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    1. I know, right!!! I say save it with paint!

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  7. I love this piece! Beautiful color. I would love for you to link up at Transformed Tuesday (seems appropriate) lol. My readers would love this piece. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/04/transformed-tuesday-33-features.html

    Hope you have time to stop by.
    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  8. Love the color!!!

    Shelly- Minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you for linking up to The CSI Project. I think it looks great and you where so cleaver to switch the upper and lower drawers. Your fabric liner look amazing :)

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  10. I love it! Great color. I haven't mixed my own chalk paint yet, may have to give this a try. So glad to have found your blog linked up over at Thrifty Decor Chick! Following now!

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    1. Thank you! Try your own chalkpaint...love it!

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  11. Such a gorgeous makeover!! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  12. The addition of the shelf liner totally makes it! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

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  13. I love this! The bold color is beautiful! Thank you for sharing at CupcakesAndCorndogs.com
    Amanda

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  14. Love these Amazing projects!! I hope you'll link up to our linky party Frugalicious Friday sometime. You can find us on Fridays at www.findingfabulousblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Jane...I will see you Friday!

      Julie

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