Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Geometric Nightstand


I love simple furniture, and usually just paint pieces with one color, but lately I have been wanting some pattern to make the piece different and unique. I picked up this danish modern nightstand off of craigslist. I originally thought I would restain it, but after getting it there was some splotches on it that would not be covered up by stain, and the inside/back part is not solid wood. Most of the pieces I do always end up very girly, partly because of the design, but also what I do with it. I can't help it. Since this piece is mid century modern I thought I would try to make sure I did not go girly with it.


The finish on top was peeling, but had been touched up with Old English by the last owner so I had to sand off all the finish with the orbital sander. I painted 3 coats of black on the pieces, but left the drawer. I knew I wanted to do a geometric pattern with triangles, so I searched pinterest and found an inspiration dresser.

I just happened to have white, black and bright blue paint, so it worked out great! My dad likes that they are BMW colors. The drawer took about 3 days just because each triangle required 3 coats, plus enough time to dry and cure so that when I taped the next part, the other color would not peel off. I used my trusty Frog Tape (the regular green one, not the delicate yellow type). Frog Tape is pretty good at creating clean lines and not letting paint seep under, but before I did a color I used a thin coat of poly. If any of the poly seeped under, it is clear and won't show. It creates a barrier, so I got very clean lines. A couple small spots peeled when I had to tape over them, but at the end I just sanded it a bit and touched it up with a small paint brush.


The drawer got 3 thin coats of poly, and the nightstand got 2 coats. I kept the original hardware since it has two screws, so it would be hard to find something new to fit. I think it works though. I definitely see this in a boys room as a nightstand. I really love the way it turned out!







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30 comments:

  1. That turned out incredible - what a gorgeous gorgeous combo - and perfectly done!!!
    XOX

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  2. LOVE the paint redo-looks awesome!

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  3. That is so impressive! I always shy away from painting designs because I totally don't trust myself! But this turned out perfect! Or at least your pictures make it look that way! I love mid century pieces and love what you did with this nightstand. I just refinished a mid century dresser for my babies room and love the modern look! So glad I found your blog and can't wait to see your next piece... I'm your newest follower

    Peggy

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    1. This turned out better than I thought since the lines and edges came out so well... which is due to the fact that I used a coat of poly first. It is definitely fun to experiment! Thanks so much for following along.

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  4. Wonderful transformation. I agree, this is quite handsome and masculine. The best part? Although you painted virtually the entire dresser, there is still a hint of real wood peeking through. Kudos to you! You are such a talented person.

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    1. I love the wood that is on the drawer too! Very glad there are different colors and texture on the pieces instead of just one solid color.

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  5. Hi, I popping over from MMS's FFF. I love your piece so much better than your inspiration that hurts my eyes, but yours is WOW...just enough of the good stuff. Great job.

    Peggy @ Southscapedesigns.com

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  6. Whoever came up with that design...Brilliant!! Love yours, so clever! Love, love it!!! ;-)

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  7. Well this is my favorite of the day. Love it.

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  8. That turned out great! I'm glad you shared the inspiration along with the beautiful results. Stopping by from Inspire Me Please Blog Hop.
    www.carriethishome.com

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  9. Wow -- you would never believe what it used to be. You did a wonderful job!

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  10. I absolutely love this. #1, I pinned it. I'm so making this myself. #2, I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  11. Awesome! I just have a cupboard on hand that needs some love and paint, so your idea is just right for it =)

    PS But I am all for cute and girly, and I am sure it would also look great in girly colors!

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  12. I'm impressed!
    I like your antlered friend, too!

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    1. Thanks! He was a Christmas guy at target, but I use him all year!

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  13. Wow this looks professionally done! Great job, I'm going to pin this to remember for my living room :)
    Elizabeth @ meundeniably.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow! This is GORGEOUS! I'd love for you to stop by and share your geometric nightstand at my party -- it just opened!!! http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2013/04/share-your-creativity-73/ Hoping you have a GREAT weekend!

    XO, Aimee

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  15. What a fun design that perfectly compliments the piece!

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  17. This really is the best Reeves! So creative and looks professional. Love it!
    Xo Nancy
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  18. This is just awesome! Love the mod style and that paint job is perfect. Your cute lil deer head is pretty awesome too:) If you have a sec this weekend, I have a linky party going on and would love for you to share!
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands
    http://too-much-time.com/2013/06/get-schooled-saturday-80.html

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  19. that is crazy cool how it almost looks 3-D from the front. love it!

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  20. This is sooo cool! Great transformation!

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  21. Where did you get the deer head? It's great!

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    1. It was part of the Target Christmas collection last year, but I use it year round!

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