I picked this nightstand up at the Highland Park garage sales. It was pre-prepped for me, meaning the person selling it had intended to refinish it herself, but she never completed it. She had sanded it and removed the knobs (unfortunately, she didn’t have them anymore).
It was so nice of her to take care of the boring parts of the process for me! All I had to do was focus on the creative, ie. fun, part.
A while back I made a trade with my friend Michelle. I found some darling mid-century Italian tole wall sconces at a garage sale that I knew would be perfect for Michelle, and I had been admiring a roll of fab mid-century wallpaper that she had stashed in her studio. An easy trade.
What I love about this wallpaper? The colors are perfect, aqua, pink and white with that little touch of metallic gold and black. Feminine, without being flowery. Geometric all-over pattern that isn’t difficult to line up. It’s perfect for my needs. I was hanging on to it just waiting for the right mid-century piece to use it on. And I knew this nightstand was it. So let’s pop into the photo cottage and see how it turned out!
I painted this with Annie Sloan’s Provence. Then I added the wallpaper to the back of the cubby area, and the front of the drawer.
A couple of my friends really pushed me to find a more classically mid-century knob for this piece, but after perusing Etsy and finding the knobs I liked to be rather pricey, I opted to go with some vintage milk glass knobs that I already had on hand. They aren’t typical mid-century. They were not stark white, but had a bit of an aqua tint.
Classic mid-century base.
I think the combination of the very mid-century style of the nightstand, the mid-century wallpaper and vintage milk glass knobs comes together nicely to create a ‘mid-century meets vintage’ look.
What do you think? A good combo of mid-century and vintage?