On Easter, I walked to the beach and on the way home stopped in a a little, vintage shop. The owner told me that everything was twenty percent off for Easter. When I asked him about the pair of night stands in the front room, he told me I could take thirty percent off those! Since the price was already good and I was getting an additional thirty percent off, I walked home, got my truck and loaded my new night stands.
I love finding pairs of night stands, especially since I usually only find a single and everyone is looking for a pair. These are very sturdy and the stamp on the back says solid maple.
I have been trying to use new colors of Chalk Paint, so even though I was tempted to paint this pair white or gray, I went with a color I haven't used yet: Paloma. Paloma is a soft, lavender with gray undertones and very pretty. Lately, I have been hearing that lavender is the new pink!
I trimmed the drawers and base with Old White, so they would not be so plain.
I really wanted crystal knobs, but I did not want to wait for them to be shipped. While I was looking around the shop for knobs that would work for these night stands, I came across a bag full of these bright gold, flower knobs that Nancy had picked up at a yard sale. I thought they would be perfect after a coat of Old White Chalk Paint.
I patched the old drawer pull holes before painting and then Mr. Rubbish drilled new holes in the center of each drawer after I painted them.
Paloma is the perfect color for spring!
I distressed along all the edges, bottoms, and tops of the nightstands.
They even look cute from the side!
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