Monday, October 31, 2011

A splash of pink...just for me!

Saturday is usually family day at the Alston residence!
This particular Saturday my husband asked if I wanted to stop at some of the thrift stores he use to go to!
I didn't even know he liked thrift stores...but I didn't ask any questions!
On our way out, we saw a garage sale and without even asking my wonderful husband turned around and stopped! I jumped out and seen this cabinet. It was only $10. I paid for it but since Eden was with us, I had to leave it!
Of course that cabinet was all I could think about, so early Sunday I went to pick it up!
It didn't really fit in the car, but I was determined!
I cut a leg off just to get it in the car!

With all the determination I had to pick the cabinet up that day, you would think I started on it that day! But it has been sitting in the garage for about a month! I got tired of my husband using it to pile junk on, so last week I tackled my first big painting project.

Here is the cabinet. I thought I had a better picture of the before...sorry!
I first had to attach the leg that I cut off. I did so with Gorilla wood glue and reinforced it with some screws

Next, I filled some of the dents with wood filler, then sanded the cabinet. I think I probably sanded it more than needed, but I just wanted to make sure I had a smooth finish.
 I applied my first coat of primer, using Kilz premium primer, I allowed it to dry over night, then lightly sanded it using 220 grit paper, and applied my second coat of primer. I also let that coat dry over night.

While the primer was drying I spray painted the hardware using  Restoleum metallic in gold
I didn't plan on doing this, but once I started painting I figured this cabinet would be a lot more useful with a shelf, So using some MDF we had I added an one!!

Now the fun part!! I spray painted on few coats of  Rustoleum white gloss, I saned in between coats because it's hard to get a consistent surface when spray painting large objects! I haven't figured out the trick to making it look even!
I would love to hear any suggestions!!

Once the paint was completely dry, I used a  Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane to solve this problem! The only thing I didn't like about this product was it gave the cabinet a yellow tint. So this will probably be my last time using this on a white piece!

Now the SURPRISE..
YAY...I love it! A little something just for me!
The pink is called bubblegum by Glidden



 Here is the old nightstand

Much better...right!?

Happy Monday!!

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  1. This looks great! Love the pink surprise inside. Happy Halloween! Hope Eden has fun. : )

  2. I love this! You did a great job! The pink is a great touch! I desperately need to find something like this! We are using AWFUL mismatched hand-me-down tables right now!

  3. What an improvement! It's amazing what a little tender care and hard work can accomplish!

  4. The stand turned out fabulous!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  5. You really turned this piece around! Love that the inside is pink!! So pretty! :)

  6. Wonderful restyle I like the unexpected pink inside. Stop by for a blog visit I'm your newest follower.

  7. so pretty! i love the surprise inside, and love the shape!

  8. Sherika, what a cute cabinet!! LOVE the pink inside!!! How creative you are!! I love it!!

  9. This is fabulous! And only $10 that's awesome! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!


  10. You did an awesome job with such a great find!

  11. so pretty!!! What a beautiful nightstand it makes! And the pink hiding inside is mmm hmmmmm. :)

  12. I looooove the pink! the whole cabinet makeover is gorgeous, but especially the pink :) Since moving in with my new husband I've been wondering where I can get away with a bit if pink and purple

  13. I want it!!! So pretty. I know your hubby is glad that the pink is on the inside. What a great compromise!!!

  14. Great find and even better redo! I love the pink. I painted a desk white and sealed it with poly. It also turned yellow. After blog stalking/researching I found water-based polyurethane does the trick and doesn't turn white paint that dingy yellow. I love your new nightstand!
    Also thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I'm gonna try to link up tomorrow.


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