I found these night stands at the local D.I. (Utah’s version of Goodwill), and my husband was NOT thrilled because I have to admit, I sometimes go overboard and buy things that just clutter up the garage. Lets be honest. I. am. addicted. to. decorating. He’s the one that keeps me in check, and he actually liked them once he saw them in person. I have to admit, this part always cracks me up. He thinks I’m coo coo, and I love it. I love a challenge, and when he doesn’t believe in the “vision of Brooke” it just makes me work that much harder to make it something that is sooooo sweeeeeet that he can’t deny its awesomeness.
I love the chunky beauty of the pieces, and the hardware on each drawer was so intricate and vintage looking (EXACTLY my style). I was ecstatic at the find, but I had honestly bought them to sell.
I inspected each item thoroughly before I bought them to make sure that they were in good shape. These bad boys are made from solid wood, and they were in pristine shape. They needed a good wash since they were covered in dust, but other than that, all the hardware and drawers were in good working order.
It took me a few weeks to decide what color to paint these beauties. I contemplated red, cream, and finally decided to paint them yellow. Yellow is in!
Step 1: Wash off all the dust.
Step 2: Prime them with KILZ primer. I use the spray paint version because it is much easier to get the paint into all the small crevices.
Step 3: After the primer dried completely, I sprayed them with Krylon Bauhaus Gold.
I painted a few coats of the yellow being careful to let them dry completely before each coat.
I loved the result of the yellow. The color is deep and mustard, just the color I wanted.
Step 4: Glaze them using the technique I explained in previous posts HERE and HERE! This step is the most important step in the process. The glaze makes the details POP right out.
Step 5: I also sprayed the hardware with a textured oil rubbed bronze color.
The end result. I’m. in. love.
I think I’ve even convinced the hubsters to let me keep them! Woot Woot!
These will be going into my master bedroom. If you missed the post about the inspiration behind my master bedroom, you can find it HERE. Stay tuned for that reveal soon.
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