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A Western Revival

June 11, 2014

Western Revival

If anything needed revived, it was this nightstand. The paint color and application was…um…interesting. Now I can’t say I don’t like green, after all, I just used a similar shade on the eaves of my shutter birdhouses, but this shade did not appeal to me. Actually I cursed this awful paint color as I sanded and sanded and sanded and…

Have I mentioned how much I hate to sand? The worst part was the drawer sides. Yep, they had been painted green and were causing the drawer to stick and stutter. Technically I could have lightly sanded the sides and painted over the green sides, but in our Kansas humidity it would have continued to have a sticking issue. I ended up completely sanding off the green from the sides of the drawer.

That was enough of that! The rest of the nightstand got the light sanding and new paint painted over the old. A barn red paint started the western revival. I still battled the humidity, though. After overnight drying, the nightstand was still tacky. I rubbed it down with baby powder to draw out some of the moisture, then I mixed a little P of P into my paint and gave it one more coat. The surface felt much better.

I added a few stenciled stars to the top of the nightstand for more western charm.

The old knob just didn’t seem “western” enough, so I added an iron star and bronze/black knob.


Places I’m Partying This Week:

Inspiration Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Block Party
Craftastic Monday
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Monday Funday
Creative Corner Hop
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
The Inspiration Board
Show Me What You Got
From Dream To Reality
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Wow Us Wednesdays
Wednesday’s Adorned From Above
{wow me} wednesday
A Little Bird Told Me
Wednesday Whatsits
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Time For A Party
Catch a Glimpse Thursday
The Project Stash Link Party
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations Linky Party
Lovely Ladies Linky
Create It Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Frugal Friday
Creativity Unleashed
Show and Tell Friday
I’m Lovin’ It
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Show and Tell Saturday
Get Schooled Saturday
Party Junk
Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party
Think Pink Sunday
Submarine Sunday
That DIY Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sew Darn Crafty
Bouquet of Talent

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  1. Love the western look! You did a great job despite the humidity! I would love it if you would link to Merry Monday Linky (Sunday 6pm PST)! I hope we see you there! Julia

  2. So very nice! love seeing all the restorations of the classic pieces. I just wish I could obtain this talent…boy I’d have a great time! You are quite talented! Found you on wow me wednesday!

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