Painting Ombre in Blue Lagoon: NIGHTSTAND DIY
Today, I decided to pop-in with a quick DIY for you to try out. I resurfaced an ombre nightstand, a few years ago and it came out wonderfully, so I thought I would share it. As you know, I love all shades of turquoise and blue. This is a fun project for an afternoon that easily updates older wooden pieces. I came across this little nightstand at a thrift store, and I noticed that it was in good overall condition. I look for pieces with no wobbles and drawers that slide easily.
I remember when the ombre trend first emerged and it spread to everything from hair to fashion to furnishings! I knew that it was something that I wanted to try out. Even today, I like the timelessness of the piece.
When designing a piece of ombre furniture, I always look for a piece with 4 drawers or more, so that I can fade and lighten the hue as work from the bottom to the top. I also look for all wood pieces. Over the years, I realized that painted laminate nicks and scratches easily, so now I only use pieces that are completely solid wood.
For this project you will need:
I hope that this blue lagoon nightstand has inspired you to renew something that you may already own or to hunt for a vintage piece of furniture to redo.
If you liked seeing this piece, want more details, or are ready to tackle a bigger project, check out my Coral Ombre Dresser that I renewed too.
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How-to Refinish a Vintage Desk
Today, I am excited to share final pictures from the vintage desk restoration.You might have followed or read the previous post, where I shared my tips and strategies for refinishing hardwood. Today, you will see the before and after pics finally! You may remember that I started this project way back in the New Year. As I began, it quickly brought me back to all the before and after projects that I have tackled over the years.
Here is a peek of how it looked by the pool, as the finishes were drying. For the finish, I applied a dark walnut stain.
Continue reading to see how it looked before the initial process of getting it all sanded down.
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