Today I can’t wait to share my makeover of a now-pretty little Coral Pink Nightstand with Sweeping Stenciled Flowers.
I helped my good friend Sam create this for her little girl’s Little-Turning-Big girl room…
You might remember the inspiration board I posted for her room a couple of months ago?
If not…here is our inspiration for the whole space…
Ooooh…. so pretty. Anyhow this week I helped Sam pull together a few projects… including this nightstand revamp based on our pinterest-inspiration:
Such a cute piece!
Here is how Nevaeh’s nightstand started out (please excuse the iphone pic). If you couldn’t tell, this puppy was freebee as it was Sam’s nightstand when she was a little girl.
Sam started out by priming it followed by a few coats of pink latex. When I saw the painted nightstand It was looking as streaky as my mascara after a swim in the lake.
I suggested that we fix it right up with a little spray paint lovin’…
Ah, much better. Loving the coral/pink tone and the glossy finish!
Now time to add a little floral stencil sweep… I gathered together some craft paint, a stencil brush, cup for the paint, a stencil, and some paper towel to keep the stencil clean between flowers.
The brush turned out to be a bit of a disaster and after one smudgy-ugly flower we quickly switched our tool of choice. We instead used the end of a tiny foam roller. TIP: keep the roller fairly dry by wiping most of the paint off on the edge of the paint cup before gently dabbing-squishing (technical term) the craft paint through the stencil.
We did a sweep of flowers across the top of the nighstand…
And down both sides of it…
Now to protect that craft paint I sprayed the whole piece thoroughly with a few coats of a clear spray sealer.
And to dress up the hardware, I found some pretty vintage-y handles on an old drawer I have been hoarding in the garage.
I cleaned them thoroughly with dish soap and a magic eraser.
Once dry I treated them to a little spray paint love with some Krylon dual white. I think the bright white glossy finish complements the white stenciled flowers perfectly.
I’m so thrilled about how well this little gal turned out.
I think it will be a fab little feature in Nevaeh’s newly revamped room and can’t wait to see it in place!
Have you ever stenciled a piece of furniture? What method did you use? How did it turn out?
Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!