Thursday, March 24, 2016

Farmhouse Guest Room Nightstand

   It is an exciting day on D&LP today. Today is Themed Makeover Day! I can hear the cheers rising from around the world. Darlins' I have joined a group of ladies who make over furniture. This month is Farmhouse, lucky me I purchased two nightstands earlier in the year with good bones for this style of project. 
I have been moving tables around The Dragonfly house to serve as a nightstand in our guest room. Right now there is a beach table I made holding the router for our internet that was a nightstand during the winter months. 
Farmhouse Style Before and After Nightstand, Shades of blue, Start to Fnish\

 Because of this awesome challenge,  I took a plain jane table, dressed her farmhouse style creating a nightstand and a place for the WIFI router. Opps! I slipped up with all the excitement and forgot to take a before picture. I took a picture after I started the table with its first coat of custom color chalky paint. I layered the paint with a dry brush technique as you can see below.
Farmhouse Style Pinterest image Layers of Dry Brushing Shades of Blue Nightstand

 During this month, I gave myself an additional challenge. Spend as little as possible! I used paints, supplies, and of course, the table from my leftover stash. The only item I purchased, was a 4 X 4 which Prince Charming used to change out the feet. It had large bun feet that were curvy that did not fit the style of the farmhouse table or the AnaWhite designed Daybeds he built which are already in the room. 
Farmhouse Guest Room Nightstand with Red, Burlap and Wood Accessories
 After finishing the table with a coat of white tinted wax, I am thrilled with her layers of a lifetime added in a few days.
Book, K Antique Doorknob, Tray, Burlap Monogram, SJC Handmade Quilt on Farmhouse Nightstand
This time-worn nightstand will be perfect touch against the dark Jacobean Minwax stain of daybeds welcoming our guests into our home. A book to read with a quilt to snuggle under makes me feel like I would like to visit this room. Hmmm! I just might.
bRed, Green, Blue, Shells, Stones, Cheerful, Topiary Aged pot, Layered Blue Paint
 When styling the nightstand I kept my guests in mind adding a pleasant scent, shells and small stones to add texture. The topiary adds a pop of green. My friend Karen made me beautiful burlap monogram in a barn wood frame. Bestill my heart, I just love it.
Styled, Several Layers of Dry Brush Nightstand, Chicago Blackhawks Crocheted  Blanket
 My Mom made the +Chicago Blackhawks inspired afghan for Prince Charming which tucked into the wine crate is ready for a chilled PC or guest after a day of fun at the lake.
 You might notice the block foot here. I choose not to layer them, to ground the piece. I am on the fence as to if I will add a few layers, maybe the white wax?What are your thoughts? I would love to hear your thought in the comments. Please! 

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18 comments:

Karin Chudy said...

I see you are getting the guest room ready for me..(hehehehe)
It turned out beautiful.
Love the layers of colors popping through!
Hugs,
Karin

Kimm Boes said...

So pretty, I love the blue. Welcome to the group, you've knocked this challenge out of the park! :)

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Karin,
Your welcome anytime. I will ado a vase with fresh flowers for you.
Thanks,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Kim,
Thank you so much. That is quite a compliment.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Kim,
Thank you so much. That is quite a compliment.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Karin,
Your welcome anytime. I will ado a vase with fresh flowers for you.
Thanks,
Karen Marie

Amy Rattleff said...

A beautiful shade of blue certainly brightened that nightstand right up! Nicely done.

Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog said...

Such a beautiful collection of colors you layered on this table. It really does look like they were layered over time. you have quite the knack for gracefully aging a piece. Nice job!! Hope you enjoy the piece! XOXO

Amy | Canary Street Crafts said...

Gorgeous table! The layers of blue look so pretty. Don't be surprised if your guests want to permanently move into that pretty room :).

Wendi@H2OBungalow said...

Your table turned out beautifully. I Love those colors together...they'd look great in a beach house too! XO-Wendi@H2OBungalow

Paula@SweetPea said...

The shade of blue that you used for this nightstand is so pretty. I love the end result!

Kim Jones said...

Such a great table for storage and staging! Looks so cozy!

Jeanette Chaney said...

I could stay in your guest room!!! :) Love the painting on the table too!

Lucy Auburn said...

Love all of the layering of colors and I think I would do continue it on the feet. They stand out just a little bit too much with the one color and you want people's eyes to go to the pretty table. JMHO. Have a great weekend! ;o)

Christy James said...

Cool table, perfect for so many functions...love the layers!

Larissa Prodigal Pieces said...

The fresh color is perfect and looks fantastic in your guest room, Karen!

Stacy {Anastasia Vintage} said...

I really love the weathered finish on your nightstand. Awesome job!

Jeanie Create & Babble said...

Your guest room looks so inviting! Nice job on the nightstand!