I bet you are all thinking I’ve completely given up on painting large pieces of furniture these days, and in some ways that is true. I’ve mainly been working on small items, and when I do work on furniture it’s smaller pieces of furniture too. Things like the folding chairs I shared a week ago, or the pair of library chairs.
Today’s piece is no exception. My neighbor, nnK, gave me this nightstand. She had purchased a larger dresser and the seller gave her this matching piece as a freebie, so she passed it on to me.
It’s just your classic mid-mod blonde.
It was pretty beat up, which made it a good candidate for painting. I started out by re-gluing some veneer, patching some spots of damaged veneer using Dixie Belle’s Mud, cleaning it well and then painting it in Dixie Belle’s Bunker Hill Blue.
I finished it with Dixie Belle’s flat clear coat. Then I cleaned up the drawer pulls with some soap and water and put them back on.
The hardest part of this project was trying to get some decent photos of this color! I tried going for an industrial vibe inside the carriage house …
Then when I didn’t like any of those photos, I tried taking some outside …
Slightly better? Maybe? OK, not really.
What I really need is a fabulous mid-mod bedroom to use for staging this piece, but I don’t happen to have one of those. So this will have to do.
In addition to staging problems, I was also having technical difficulties with PicMonkey last night while trying to edit these photos. For some reason I simply could not get all of the fonts to load, including the one I usually use for my watermark.
Ultimately I threw in the towel. I used a different font and called it good, shut the computer down and went for a walk with Mr. Q. It was a beautiful evening and I figured it was better to spend it enjoying a walk rather than fighting with my computer.
See? Like I said, a beautiful evening. I’m glad I enjoyed it with Mr. Q, even if it does mean a substandard blog post to share with you all today.
As always, thank you to Dixie Belle for providing the products used on this mid-mod nightstand. If you’re looking for Dixie Belle products you can find them here.
And if you are local and like the looks of this piece despite the less than stellar photos, be sure to check out my available for local sale page for more details.