Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Antique Night Stand in Overjoy

A friend dropped this cute little night stand off for me and said it belonged to her great grandmother so it has sentimental value. 

 The poor little thing was in pretty rough shape with lots of peeling veneer (and some majorly stuck drawers!).  I ended up peeling the veneer off the drawer fronts but was able to save the top by gluing it back down.  It's not perfect, but I love that I was able to preserve part of the original piece. 

She requested a fun color and I think it's perfect for this piece!


 Before



 After



 I carefully sanded the top down and stained it in Espresso (after I filled the crack in the back with stainable wood filler).  You can still see the crack, but I thought it actually blended pretty well.  It's a beautiful top.



 I love the original pulls and the patina they have so I left them as is.  I wanted to keep as much as the original stand as possible.



 Another cute leg!




 The cheery yellow looks so great over the dark finish that was already on it.  I like how the distressing breaks up all that yellow so it's not too overwhelming.




I'm so glad this piece that has been hanging around for so long will now be used and loved (and seen!).


color = Overjoy SW


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6 comments:

  1. Great save! Looks great, especially next to the mums!
    Robin

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  2. The contrast of the yellow against the espresso stain is very lovely!

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  3. Lisa, wonderful upcycle! Love the color you chose and the repair work you did is creme de la creme! Following!

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  4. Wow, that's quite the transformation. Excellent job Lisa - the color combo is awesome!
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  5. Love, love, love this. That color is just right.

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