With autumn fast approaching and rain on the way, I was finally able to finish the pair of vintage nightstands I’d been working on. I gave the tops and the drawer fronts a third coat of clear…just for extra protection. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I did end-up painting them just the opposite of the way I painted the record cabinet/shelf. So, they’re green on the outside with gray/grey in the interior. Pretty sharp-looking, if I do say so myself. I do believe these nightstands are ready to make a statement, as they’ve definitely have a new lease on life. Hard to believe they started out…not-so-wonderful. As per my fashion, I’ve lined the drawers with shelf paper. I went with a fairly neutral set of stripes. I purchased the knobs in a lot I scored at Goodwill a while back. After cleaning, sanding, and priming them, I figured I’d go with black spray paint. The knobs are old and previously used, so they show some wear. I figured it was fitting, as they were going on a set of
old vintage nightstands. Now, all I’ve got to do is get this set posted for sale.
Summer and winter are the times of year that I am most productive with regard to furniture projects and such. However, with the end of summer fast approaching, I find myself fearing I won’t be able to get as much accomplished on my current projects as I’d like. I figure I could use a little motivation…and maybe could share a little while I was at it.
Here’s to staying motivated…and getting it done! Because…
At long last. After months and months of off-and-on work on the twin spindle bed frame, I am happy to report upon the completion of the headboard and foot board. I know, finally. I checked the calendar, and we’re talking exactly a year from when I purchased the frame to when I finished repairs/refinishing/etc. I’m going to wait just a bit longer before re-attaching the metal pieces to the rails. Hence, the absence of the rails during this photo shoot.
I ended up putting four coats of black paint on everything…complete with a nice sanding between each coat. And trust me, those spindles require quite a bit of detail work. The flat black paint I used was looking great even before I started on the clear coats. In the end, I ended up putting on two coats of clear. I just love the shine (a satin finish) it brings to the whole piece.
Now, I just need to acquire some wood bed slats. I’ve been perusing Craigslist and hope to find some at a very reasonable price. Here’s hoping I’ll be able to set the bed up before too long.
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