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A Simple Nightstand {guest post}

More inspiration from DeDe from Designed Decor. Her creative vision turned an old end table destined for the dump into a whimsical bedroom highlight.

I love when something so simple looking can turn around and make a big impact, like this nightstand.

Tropical Turquoise nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

This piece has seen its better days and was ready for the trash. I took one look and thought, she is sturdy and I think she can have a new life, so I took her home.

Tropical Turquoise nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I don't think she was very pretty in her former life, but she sure is now with a coat of Tropical Cocktail!

Tropical Turquoise nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I started by lightly sanding down the entire outside surface. This piece had some type of glossy covering, so I wanted to be sure to get great adhesion. The majority of times, you do not need to sand with Country Chic Paint, but you should sand on anything that has a shiny or gloss finish.

Tropical Turquoise nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I applied 2 coats of tropical cocktail and waxed with the antique wax to give the piece some more color and depth. I spray painted the inside of the drawers and the knobs in a deep bronze color. You can always tell when a piece of furniture was in a kid or teenage room, they have stickers and drawings on the inside, that is why I chose to spray paint the inside of the drawers.

Tropical Turquoise nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I am loving how fun of a color this tropical cocktail paint is and I can’t wait to use this color on a few old picture frames!

Tropical Turquoise nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog






DeDe

DeDe {Designed Decor}

DeDe is a wife, mother and artist who loves to create, repurpose and decorate. I am a self-taught artist and decorator, who finds inspiration from my life experiences. On my blog, you will find stories about my handmade items, decorating, baking, organizing, home projects and just plain living. I truly love what I do and I love to share my creativity and passions with those around me. I can see an old thrown away item and find a new and useful purpose.


Make sure to follow DeDe on her blog Designed Decor, as well as on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram!



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