French country nightstand transformation

I scored this sweet little nightstand (and its partner three drawer chest) for a song.  I’ve wanted to do a transformation on a French provincial piece for a while, and was delighted when I found these pieces.

They sat in the garage all winter, but this spring set up my fancy-shamnsy sawhorse-and-plywood workbench in the backyard and got to work.

Now, I love the chippy pale chalk paint look but decided to take a different approach and paint them a deep, solid color.  I hoard paint palettes (more on that in another post) and I chose an eggplant color from a palette that I put together based on an exhibit I saw at the Boston MFA a few years ago.

Here’s the before:

french country nightstand crunchydiva.com

 

Pardon the blue tarp and half dachshund.

french country night stand close up crunchydiva.com

french provincial night stand crunchydiva.com

 

And after two coats of the deep purple paint –

french provincial aubergine night stand crunchydiva.com

 

I just reused the existing hardware – didn’t do a thing to it.  I like the patina and I think it works well with the new color!

french purple night stand crunchydiva.com

 

And there you have it!  A straight up before and after.

Off it goes to the etsy shop!

xo

Maggie

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Comments

  1. Turned out beautiful! Love the purple!

  2. What a pop color full of attitude!
    Sara

  3. Pretty makeover! gotta love the power of paint!

    gail

  4. Are you selling this on Etsy then?! Love this!!!!

  5. What color did you use?

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