aqua nightstands

So I’m totally in love with these aqua nightstands.   I got them on Facebook for $60.  Yes, I said Facebook.  How many of you have a private {large} group where you sell to each other?  I’m in about 4 groups and they’re awesome!  You have less risk of a weirdo coming to your house than Craigslist since you may know some of these people or you can see they’re friends of friends.  The group I got these in is a “Vintage Finds” group, so fun!

They were a breeze to paint!  All I did was give them a light sand with my mouse sander.

Then I used leftover ‘Swimming’ by Sherwin-Williams paint (from this wall color and also this coffee table) and switched back and forth from a foam roller to a Purdy brush (from this mint dresser).  I just hand painted/rolled two quick coats.

My fav part of refinishing furniture is distressing, chipping aka making it look old and worn.  My nine year old daughter hates this style which makes me laugh.  That’s why I kept her room makeover clean, no distressed furniture.  But wait till she moves out, it’s on, baby!! (;

I’ve been using a putty knife to chip away the paint on the edges of the furniture…it doesn’t damage the wood underneath.

These knobs were also used HERE and HERE.  I ordered them in bulk years ago and have been looking for ways to use them up!  Wish I remembered the company I ordered them from??  A quick coat of poly to seal them and you’re good to go!

Loving them.  We’re going to put them in our master bedroom that is in desperate need of a style.  I would say “makeover” but it’s never been done in the first place.  WHY is it the master is the last room in the house to get attention?? It should be the first, right?

To check out ALL our furniture redo’s, click HERE!  I’m slightly obsessed with painting…

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • Kara - They turned out just gorgeous! It’s so true about the master bedroom–mine is in desperate need of a makeover as well.ReplyCancel

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen - Seriously? Why aren’t you my neighbor?! Then I can catch any overflow of projects that hit your reject pile. Not that I think any of your things are rejects, of course! In my bedroom, we have horrible un-matching nightstands. One of them is salvagable and I think I could do a little painting to spruce it up, but the other….bleh.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I absolutely love this, I’ve been meaning to do our ugly bedside tables for over a year now. you’ve motivated me.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - SO CUTE! My husband loves the distressed style while I… prefer the clean lines. He is working hard to convert me, lol! Still, I can recognize adorable and awesome when I see it- these are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - They are gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job!!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina - Oh, I do believe my heart is “SWIMMING” with love over these:)
    So very cute!!
    XO
    AngelinaReplyCancel

  • Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress - Love me some aqua and a good deal! I know the feeling on the master bedroom decorating. We just moved a few months ago and I swore this time the master would be the first to get decorated….ahem, it’s still not done.ReplyCancel

  • Mandi Buchanan - I just pinned this – so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - What a gorgeous color! Doesn’t even look like the same piece! Great job on the transformation! Amazing, really!ReplyCancel

  • Labbie1 - Cute! I love the color! I can’t believe how much different they look! I am simply amazed!ReplyCancel

  • capturing joy with kristen duke - Looks fabulous, dearie. Love that shade of blue, and that’s funny that your daughter has such strong opinions about distressing. Have you tried the vaseline technique? Not tried the puddy knife.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts - great job – they’re perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline - turned out so pretty! i totally understand you on the Facebook groups. I am a part of 4-ish Buy/Trade/Sell groups in my area too!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - These turned out adorable! I love that you use a putty knife to distress the table – I love the look it achieves!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - A) I never thought of buying stuff off of facebook! I need to check into some of these groups and B) I LOVE the paint color you went with. Sooooo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings - you are so good at the furniture stuff. that’s a skill I still have yet to developReplyCancel

  • Amy - These are fantastic!!! Good job.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - what a sweet little pair–great color!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule - Love them! They turned out so pretty!
    I paint everything too….usually more then once! ;)
    Coming over from The Shabby Nest linkup\
    Cant wait to read more!
    have a great weekend!!!
    NancyReplyCancel

  • Carissa - of course they look fab! all you do looks so gorgeous! love the color tooReplyCancel

  • Megan - Love this transformation! That is such a great minty aqua color!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Dahl - I love how they turned out! And i’ll have to try the putty knife technique… I’ve been using a razor blade but you have to be super careful!ReplyCancel

  • Randi - Dukes and Duchesses - Those turned out so great! Love the color and I love your distressing.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - These night stands are gorgeous. I love how they turned out. It’s great to have a FB group like that.
    RuthReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth @SouthernColor - Wow! What a great transformation, the side tables look completely different! I love the idea of FB groups to buy & sell furniture – how did you find one in your area?ReplyCancel

  • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore - Stopping over from The 36th Avenue. Love these nightstands and your distressing style! I’m always looking for ways to change up/improve my painting/distressing, so I may have to try this! Glad I stopped over! I’m a new follower!
    Allison
    http://www.thegoldensycamore.com/2013/01/swiss-flag-inspired-framed-chalkboard.htmlReplyCancel

  • Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse - I love the colour you choose! My neighbour is like your daughter. He helped me fix a nightstand one day, so when it was painted, I asked him if he wanted to see it. “You forgot to paint the edge” was his compliment!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Wow I just love these, the color is perfect. I like the idea of using the putty knife for distressing.

    Love your cute blog!ReplyCancel

  • Krista Salvatore - Wow! What a wonderful transformation.. I love it! Very beautiful. :)ReplyCancel

  • Update your style by painting old furniture. | - […] makeover is night and day different. We love how Lolly Jane painted them out and sanded the edges for an old world feel. […]ReplyCancel

  • capturing Joy with Kristen Duke - THis is pretty fab, just pinned!ReplyCancel

  • Top 13 Posts from 2013 + VISA Card Giveaway - […] 13. Aqua Nightstands Makeover […]ReplyCancel

  • What I’d Buy on Craigslist this Week | My Blog - […] of color into a room is very low commitment. I love this yellow. This green one. And these in aqua. Now go forth and get something fabulous!  As always, if you buy from someone you […]ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs - Love the color! Great transformation! I just did a pair of nightstands for my master bedroom in a light blue. I love them!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - These nightstands are darling….. but when I looked up “SW Swimming” it looks super bright. Your night stands look more sub-dued, which I prefer.

    Is it just the pics? Should I half the color to get it to look like your nightstands?ReplyCancel

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