This month’s Fab Furniture Flippin Contest was all about bringing some *Bling Bling* to our projects. I’m so happy to have been able to participate in this challenge, as it gave me a chance to finally complete a girly night table upcycle for my youngest daughter’s room.
This project was so much fun to complete, as I got to add some fun vintage styling to her room with these amazing colours from Country Chic Paint, a Canadian Company 😉 Shout out from a fellow Canuck!!!!
Sponsorship Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I did receive product from Country Chic Paint in exchange for my honest opinion about the product. All opinions expressed are my own, yo!
First off, let’s say a huge THANK YOU to our amazing hosts. These ladies are uber-talented so please check out the featured hosts furniture flip projects here: Carrie at Thirty Eighth Street and Thea at Sweet Tea Refinishing.
Okay… so this piece was originally mine when I was a child and it was a deep cherry/brownish colour. I painted it white years ago (before I started blogging), hence no actual Before pic. Oooops. Anyhow, the white and pink has run its course, and was feeling a bit too baby-ish for my daughter. It was definitely time for an update.
For my colour selections, I chose Elegance (which is reminiscent of a vintage green/grey/blue) and Pocket Watch for my accent colour. This is a clay-based paint, and the Elegance has a super matte finish that dries really quickly. The accent “bling-bling” metallic cream paint has a shine to it, which is exactly what I wanted and made for a gorgeous colour combination.
Here is the night stand after just one coat of Elegance. I LOVED using this paint, as it covered impeccably. I gave it a light sanding between coats, and gave it one final once over before calling it a day. It dried really quickly and I probably could have gotten away with just one coat if I was in a hurry 😉
For the drawer, I decided on gold stripes to give it some bling. The Pocket Watch gold paint was very thick and required a little extra time to dry. Once I peeled the tape off, I gave the drawer front a light sanding to make it look a little worn.
I also added some “distressed” edges using the Pocket Watch gold paint.
Inside the drawer, I glued in some pretty paper drawer lining and painted the sides of the drawers pink. I couldn’t resist giving it a girly touch.
These little basket also help keep her
junk precious collectibles tidy and organized. She’s seven, so she’s kind of a hoarder… anyone else have this problem with their munchkin? Lol. Anyhow, I’m so glad to have had a chance to complete this cute and girly night stand upcycle for her room. She LOVES it <3
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