Thank you <3

Thank you to everyone who stopped by on Valentine’s Day! Really feeling all of the love and encouragement here. I also loved hopping to the other blogs that participated in the Fly Tribe party. I was so inspired by all of the talent out there!

So yes, I was reminded again this week that LOVE is all you need. However, flowers and candy are nice too….

 

Took a few last pics of my finished piece before hauling it up to our bedroom. I already filled this bad boy up and am looking forward to starting another piece. Doesn’t it always seem like when you get one huge project done, there is another one just waiting around the corner for you? I am excited to share that I just recently scored a french provincial piece that has a lot of potential. I know with some work, it’ll look perfect in our spare bedroom. Its back to the grind tomorrow, but I hope to work on this next project soon. I’ll post some pics once I’m done! Xo, Kat

Vintage Finds: French Provincial Nightstand turned Paris Grey

I recently found this kinda drab french provincial nightstand at a local thrift store. You know the kind that is slightly yellow and nicked up, has a faint smell of cigarette smoke, with sexy legs and a whole lot of potential (sounds like I’m describing myself at about 7 or 8 years ago). Anyhow, at a price tag of $10, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this piece.

There are a million tutorials out there on painting furniture, so I won’t even attempt to go into depth here. I basically cleaned this thing within an inch of its life, using Murphy’s Oil Soap and furniture polish. I then spray painted the drawers and lined them with lavender-scented damask print paper. The pulls were also cleaned and painted white. Last, the outside was given one coat of Paris grey, distressed, and then waxed.

Voilà…a great nightstand for the spare bedroom:

On top of the nightstand, I added a vintage fiberglass lamp, a few light reads (Aesop’s Fables, Grimm’s Fairytales, and Around the World in 1000 Pictures), and a small milk glass cup to hold pieces of beach glass found that day or to use as a safe spot to store jewelry overnight.


Also pictured: French peacock burlap pillow-JolieMarche; Round green and gold pillows-vintage; Art noveau coaster-from the Brohan-Museum in Berlin; White quilted pillow shams-Shabby Chic; Headboard-vintage & also painted Paris grey; and Waterfall curtains-UO.