March 8, 2012

Striped aqua nightstand.

I picked up this cute little nightstand from the Habitat for Humanity Restore for a whopping five dollars!! I bought another one today (also for five dollars!) that is curing in the other room as I type. But back to this one...she was more of a minty green color with paint that looked like it had been applied with a rag - super thick and messy! The before picture doesn't really convey that, so you'll just have to trust me :-)
 I'm really trying to use up the supplies I have (since I don't have much space to store things like that) so after a really good sanding, I decided to freshen up the lower half with aqua and do a striped top in slightly varying shades of gray.
 The frog tape did really well and gave me almost perfect lines! Here's the end result...
 I kept the original hardware but just gave it a fresh coat of paint left over from my lamp makeover, added some accessories and admired the fun edges!
It's hard to believe this little thing was only $5!
I'm not sure who was manning the price gun at the Restore this week, but I just hope they keep it up!

18 comments:

  1. Gosh, that's a cute little end table! I love that curvy drawer on the bottom. Your stripes are amazing- how on earth did you get it taped so perfectly on the edges?! Love the aqua, too- I did a similar color on an end table last week, but stenciled the top. I think I like yours better! :) Visiting from the Shine on Fridays party.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! The ends were a little tricky...I just had to keep pressing the tape down for each section to make sure it was adhering. I also used a q-tip to touch up a few areas :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. What paint did you you use for that aqua? Love it!

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    1. Hi Erica! I'm sorry...I don't have the name of the color! The paint itself is Valspar...not that it helps much :-)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I love those stripes Rachel! And you are so right, you got a great deal! I hope you'll consider sharing a project at our Tuesday Be Inspired link party!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon!

      I just started following you and I'll try to catch the next party! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This is so amazing..love the stripes!

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  5. she's totally adorbs!!! I love her little lines on the bottom front. Nice work on the striping and it looks great next to that chair.

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  6. That is so cute and looks like a job I can handle. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You could totally handle it! The frog tape does most of the work :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. $5? I must find myself a ReStore!

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    1. Definitely! It's hit and miss sometimes - but if you stop in a lot (like I do!), then you're more likely to find the bargains. It helps that it's located right across the street from where I work so I can easily stop in during lunch :-)

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  8. SO great!! I love the colors you chose.

    Thanks for sharing at Show Off Saturday!

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  9. Your nightstand has been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

    ~Angela

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    1. How fun! Thanks, Angela! I just updated with a new post about the feature and a link back to you! Thanks, again.

      Have a great weekend!

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