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M Fox
« on: December 02, 2007 04:49:35 PM »

Like another craftster mentioned, I didn't want to buy an item that I would not use.  I found this nightstand at a thrift store for $5.  If it had been mine, I would have tossed it in the trash!  Roll Eyes  Two of the drawers were broken and three of the supports inside were loose.  Someone had carved 'IL7' on the front, and it looked like it had really been kicked around.

I didn't buy anything to transform this nightstand - I used items I already had (used my stash!).  I sanded it all down and repaired the drawers and supports (with popsicle sticks!).  The paint was left over from our living room.  I stenciled the top and drawer fronts using designs I already had, and I lined the drawers with felt.

I'll put this in the family room by my chair to hold crafting supplies.  Grin





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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 05:06:45 PM »

You took such a sad little piece of furniture and made it GORGEOUS!  Great job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 05:47:36 PM »

That turned out really really nice. I love the compact yet functional size of it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 05:55:07 PM »

Thank you!

"Sad" - I used that word, too, when I first saw it.

The drawers are actually quite spacious.  A sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper fits in with room to spare.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 05:55:47 PM »

Great Job!!! Love the colors and designs you put on it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 06:04:23 PM »

This turned out so beautifully. I had a night stand very similar to that, I finally gave up on its transformation but now I wish I had it back!
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 06:38:36 PM »

Awesome transformation!  It looks fantastic  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007 08:25:02 PM »

Aren't you glad someone didn't throw it away? You made a one of a kind piece of furniture.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007 11:03:07 AM »

I love the stencil on the top! Where'd you find it? Did you create that pattern yourself? Beautiful work.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007 04:55:45 PM »

Wow gorgeous!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007 06:28:49 PM »

You took such a sad little piece of furniture and made it GORGEOUS!  Great job!!!

Absolutely agreed! Way to give that nightstand a second life!
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2007 06:32:27 PM »

LOVE IT!  that's a great transformation!  i also love the stencil on top...where did you find that?! i have an irish necklace with that same "durrow" design and i'd love to have one of the stencils for fun projects like this! 
WONDERFUL JOB!!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007 07:19:27 PM »

The stencils are from a book I've had for ages: Ancient and Living Cultures Stencils - Ancient Celts.  There are 4 cardboard pages with punch-out stencils.  This was the first time I've used them!
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007 09:00:13 PM »

Wow, I really love that. And those colors would totally match my living room. I would never have thought that original piece could end up looking so beautiful, but it really does.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007 11:04:50 PM »

So far this is my favorite challenge piece.  Functional AND pretty.  Striking color combo. I am a sucker for celtic knotwork so I Love Love Love the stencil.  This is a VERY dramatic makeover.
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2007 04:23:57 AM »

It's amazing what a little work and some paint will do.  great job!
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2007 08:19:31 AM »

Beautiful!  You've inspired me to go...furniture shopping at some thrift stores to see what I can find...and then create! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007 11:49:09 AM »

Oh I love it! I want one too!
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2007 03:13:34 PM »

Thank you all!

I already have some stuff in the drawers - scissors, tape measure, Sharpies, tape - you know, all the little things that seems to get lost all around the house, just when you need them for your projects.
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2007 05:32:07 PM »

I love the stencils you used - looks great!
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007 03:00:30 PM »

Very nice, I love the colours.
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2007 08:19:19 PM »

Love it! It looks like a completely professional paint job, too.
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2007 04:54:46 PM »

Your makeover of that junk is awesome!!
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M Fox
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2007 12:06:24 AM »

Thank you all for the nice comments and your votes!

I've been filling up those drawers with all my crafting essentials - this was a great challenge, I wouldn't have found this little gem-in-the-rough, otherwise.
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