Friday, January 27, 2012

Silver Nightstand


A few days ago I pinned this DIY silver leaf dresser (if you are going to pin it either go to my Pinterest pin or her website -- under the pic).  
Pinned Image

I'm in love with its bling.   Seriously.  But silver leafing a dresser is time consuming and I'm already in the middle of like, 5 projects and trying to work with a budget (new year's resolution) so I didn't want to spend more than $5 on it.  Well, silver leaf was out so I stopped by Lowe's and bought some metallic silver spray paint so I could make Morgan's mid-century nightstand a little lot different.


I sanded through four layers of paint.  This nightstand belonged to my grandma, who then gave it to me at least 25 years ago.  It's had a lot of wear.

I decided I wanted to do something to the drawers so I decoupaged lace along the edges.

Then I spray painted everything and put the hardware back on.

It's not silver leaf (maybe that will come another time), but it is the next best thing.

before
after

Linking up at the great Linky parties found at the bottom of the blog.  They are where I find most of my inspiration!  Check them out!

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25 comments:

  1. Great transformation! I love the added detail!

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  2. Nice idea, Kelli :) Looks great and I'm sure Morgan likes it.

    Yeah, I saw that silver dresser the other days-- omg- I'm sure imaginations were buzzing that day- and it was so well done that I'm sure it will be a project idea copied over and over (like MMS's Union Jack dresser)

    Smiles, Suzanne

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  3. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my chair redo! Cute nightstand and I love the silver dresser you did. You've inspired me to try that!

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  4. Adding the lace to the drawer was such a good idea! Love it!

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  5. Looks great! You got the look of silver leaf without the price! Love the lace!

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  6. i luv this idea, the lace makes it so perfect for a little girl! i think i'm going to try this with my nightstands. i've been wanting the mirrored furniture but can't justify spending money on stuff we already have that is solid. This is a great and close alternative. I found you through a linky at five days five ways, i'm your newest follower! drop by mine if you got a few moments: http://allthatglitter-mwimp.blogspot.com/

    its's small but hope you like it!

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  7. very cool, i have a couple of these that are in really bad shape - great idea on the silver - I might have to try it out.

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  8. Wow! You did a great job on this-and sanding through all those layers of paint really paid off. Great job-following you back :)

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  9. Hi, dropping over from Seasonal Sunday. I love what you did. I have been wanting to do a small dresser. I have been exploring ways to accomplish this. Love this. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. Please visit and maybe follow me.
    Blessing, Ginger

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  10. I like it! You've saved a piece of furniture from your grandmother and made it your own. I like the addition of the lace.

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  11. This looks great. I have an old trunk I was thinking of putting lace on. I am glad I got to see it applied. I think it is adorable. Great job!

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  12. Gorgeous! I used to have a night stand just like this- wish I had kept it now... but that was way back before I discovered DIY. :) I'm hosting a favorite things linky party and would love it if you stop by and post something!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com/2012/01/manic-monday-linky-party-3.html

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  13. The lace is so pretty! Thank you for sharing to Potpourri Friday!

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  14. Love it! Never would have thought of lace. Great job. Hope you will link it up at our party!

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-party-and-features-fridays.html

    Jen

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  15. It looks great...especially with the lace detail. I'm loving metallic finishes too. Thanks for joining the party!

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  16. I'll be featuring your tomorrow during Sticker Time. I love how YOUnique this project is!

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  17. OMG I have got the almost EXACT same nightstand I have been wanting to paint and just could not decide what color. I love the lace on the drawers. Wondering if it would look as nice using gold paint instead of silver? I prefer gold and happen to have some on hand.

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  18. LOVE your nightstand. The lace was the perfect touch! I will be trying that out. LOVE the silver. I have a silver leaf project in the works now. We featured you!
    Amy

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  19. WOW! That looks SO fabulous! What an amazing difference a little paint makes! Thanks so much for linking to shine on fridays!

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  20. Very nice touch with the lace, really like that idea!
    New follower, I hope to see you visit and also follow along:)

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  21. Thanks for linking this up! You know, I like the look of the distressed pink with the lace also... It's kind of a unique feature...

    Anyhow, we're starting a new party today and look forward to seeing your entry/ies there. And, come have a look what the others have made. Good stuff!! http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

    Have a happy day, Rose

    ps. When you have a little moment... could you please be so kind so as to add a link back to us, so that readers can click the FineCraftGuild - logo? (A simple text link with 'Fine Craft Guild .com' is also acceptable.) All you need to do so is in the party post. So appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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  22. Fabulous! I love the texture that the lace gives. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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