Vintage Wash Nightstand Stunning Before and After

Repurposing old furniture is an inexpensive way to get high quality furniture at a great price. This nightstand redo will have you looking twice at all those old wooden pieces in your house! This post is sponsored by Joann Fabrics and Deco Art. Any opinions given are completely my own.

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After Vintage Wash photo

Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than a good painting project! This thrifted nightstand is part of our bedroom furniture. I purchased it at a garage sale for $35.00 a couple of years ago. It is a high quality piece of furniture, definitely worth putting some time and effort into preserving.

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The “before” nightstand was originally very dark wood.

I love furniture pieces with great storage. You can never have enough storage! This little table has both drawer and shelve storage. We keep extra bedding and blankets in the bottom shelves of it and store miscellaneous clutter in the drawer. The clean lines of this table are what attracted me to it, I am not one for a lot of fussy details. Although the wood was in fairly good condition, it was definitely in need of a new look and I was pleased when Deco Art asked me to try their new Vintage Effect Wash product. This was a great opportunity!

I started with a grey tone base, then added the Vintage Wash on top for a beautiful vintage patina. Here’s how you can recreate this look on your own!

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Nightstand with Chalky finish paint

Vintage Wash Nightstand Project Directions:

  1. Lightly sand the table with a 80 grit sanding block. Wipe clean with a soft cloth to remove remaining dust.
  2. Paint the first coat with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Primitive (light grey). Let dry.Vintage Wash Nightstand|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com
  3.  Paint again with Deco Art Vintage Effect Wash in White. The Primitive grey tone becomes a softer shade with the wash coating on top. You can add more coats of Vintage Wash until you reach the desired vintage look.
  4. Enjoy!I didn’t replace the hardware on this piece, but left it just as it was. I like the worn brass look of it. Don’t forget to Pin this post! Thanks to Deco Art and Joann Fabrics for sponsoring!

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15 Fall Porches to Inspire Your Decor

Fall is finally here! Although, it still doesn’t quite feel like it in most parts of the country, it’s time to bring out the pumpkins! Here are some of our favorite porches to inspire your fall porch decor. 

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Nothing says fall quite like cornstalks, pumpkins, and mums.  Head over to House of Hawthornes to check out the rest of this classic fall porch and get a closer look at that cute wreath!

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Fall and farmhouse seem to go hand in hand.  Seeking Lavendar Lane chose muted colors to complete the ascetic of her beautiful home!  This porch decor could also be easily repurposed for other seasons, too.

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Some of my favorite decor has been something I pulled together using items I already had lying around my home.  I also used a few pieces of Indian corn to add some fall flair to my door.  More on that over at Designers Sweet Spot.

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This is a fun play on the classic choice of pumpkins and mums.  Hymns & Verses used a more neutral palette for her decor, but accented it with the bright yellow mums. How fun!

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What a cozy looking porch! Shaken Together Life used this fun chalkboard to list some of her favorite things about fall, we couldn’t agree with her list more!

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Here’s another chalkboard that’s giving us handwriting envy! The candles add such a warm feel especially on those cool fall nights. Check out the tutorial for that beautiful wreath over at Ella Claire Inspired.

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If you’re wanting something simple for your porch decor this year, Today’s Creative Life might have the perfect solution! This DIY Corn Wreath could be a great solution for many years to come.

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Living at the beach shouldn’t keep you from decorating for fall! Sand Dollar Lane did a great job of incorporating fall decor into her costal farmhouse. What a perfect solution for those of you lucky enough to live at the beach!

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Little Vintage Nest was able to decorate her porch with one trip to the pumpkin patch and some antiques she already owned! I love the creativity of using things she had to create a porch that felt like an extension of her home.

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Some people live for Halloween! If all these muted pumpkins and mums are leaving you wanting something a bit more colorful, head over to Uncookie Cutter for some whimsical inspiration.

15 Fall Porches to Inspire Your Decor|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.comAn Oregon Cottage shares some great tips + tricks on ways to think out of the box when it comes to your fall decor. She moves furniture around to create new spaces to appreciate the new season, and the result is beautiful!

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Here is a simple idea for those of you who are wanting to do something different this year! 2 Bees in a Pod created such a cozy sitting area on her porch this season, it seems like the perfect place for some warm cider and a good book while the sun sets.

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Who says garland is just for Christmas? Not Our Southern Home! She also suggests using a mixture of real pumpkins and fake to save some money.  It’s nice to have something to use again next year!

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Tara over at Lehman Lane shares her pretty fall porch with us.  She also created a super cute concrete pumpkin! You’ll definitely  want to check that out.

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Feeling the need for some DIY in your future? Tips From a Typical Mom shares a great tutorial complete with photos on how to create this beautiful wooden sign! Sometimes the simplest decor can be the best.

Are you ready for fall yet? I’m ready for some cooler sweater weather and a bonfire! Let us know if you’re inspired to decorate your own porch by these beautiful ideas.

 

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Pretty Painted Furniture Roundup

We all get antsy with our decor, but not all of us can afford to go out and purchase something new.  Painted furniture is a pretty great way to change things up for a new style while releasing some of your creative energy.

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Painting furniture is one of my favorite things to do! This dresser has been in my family for years, I love it but it needed a makeover.  You can check out the before and after photos on my blog Designers Sweet Spot.

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Most would agree that painting is great, but the prep work can be a chore! Julie Blanner shares a great way to skip the sanding and achieve the same results.

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Not everyone appreciates a bright piece of furniture in their home.  This charcoal dresser from Farm Fresh Homestead perfectly accented this beautiful farmhouse living room.

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The precise lines on this chair really make the colors pop! Hilda Got Rocks does an excellent job demonstrating the power of paint and tape.  Think of the possibilities here!

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A balayage inspired dresser!? Thirty Eighth Street was inspired by this popular hair color technique.  We absolutely love how this beautiful dresser turned out!

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The Graphics Fairy has an excellent explanation of how to create this jewel tone finish on furniture.  You’ll never believe what this table looked like before it’s fabulous makeover.

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Stenciling is also a fun way to add interest to your furniture.  Here is one of my most recent furniture makeovers.  Designers Sweet Spot has all my tips + tricks as well as photos to explain how I created this fun dresser!

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So you’d like to paint some furniture, but you don’t have the patience? In My Own Style created this colorful chairs using spray paint! She also includes her advice on choosing which brand and colors to use, very helpful.

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Here is another transformation that demonstrates the ability to add a bit of color without going overboard.  We love the herringbone pattern and colors Lovely Etc. chose for this project.
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I have a confession.  I have a problem with painting furniture.  Once I finish one project, I start thinking of the next project I’d like to tackle! This is the last piece I will share from Designers Sweet Spot in this article, but I’m sure you’d be able to find at least a few more on my blog if you took a look around.

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Not everyone would be as brave as Prodigal Pieces.  This dresser  was qualified as junk before its makeover, I bet the previous owner is regretting that now! Its crazy how a little paint and a lot of creativity can completely change a piece of furniture.

Are you a fan of painting your furniture? We’d love to see what you’ve done using your creativity and a bit of paint.

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12 Kitchen Tile Backsplashes (That Aren’t All Subway Tile)

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12 Kitchen Tile Backsplashes (That Aren’t All Subway Tile)

Adding a kitchen tile backsplash is an excellent way to change up the look of your space.  Although subway tile is always a hit, it’s not everyone’s style.  Here are some other options that might inspire you for your upcoming kitchen remodel. (But fair warning, there are a few subway tiles mixed in.)

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Not every kitchen need to be white! Here is a bright pattern to add some excitement to your home. Head over to Design Sponge to see the rest of this modern kitchen.

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Artsy Chicks Rule did a great job on this coastal inspired backsplash! This tutorial is so detailed and will make your kitchen remodel much simpler.

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A tin tile backsplash is a great way to add some character to your kitchen while not breaking the bank. DIY Network shares their pro tips on how to accomplish this project with minimal spending and very few tools.

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Would you believe this isn’t real tile? Lost and Found Decor decided to use a peel and stick option for her kitchen remodel! This kitchen is a beautiful example of how a backsplash can turn around an entire space.
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Little House of Four also chose a peel and stick tile for her farmhouse kitchen remodel! This could be a great option for a rental home, just be certain to run it by your landlord first. (Who wouldn’t want their tenant to update their kitchen for them though?)

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This could be one of my favorite kitchen remodels yet! Head over to Scout Design Co. to see the before and after – you don’t want to miss it. The use of tile only behind the stove creates an easy clean up area and also adds lots of visual interest to your kitchen.

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Wood or tile? What about wood that looks like tile? That’s exactly what was used for this unique modern kitchen on HGTV.

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The blue color of this backsplash creates such a crisp, clean look in this kitchen. Craving Some Creativity also chose a peel and stick tile.  This one looks so close to the real thing, I didn’t believe it until I read the entire article! Rachel also shares some excellent tips on how to decide if this type of backsplash is right for your home.

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The herringbone pattern of this backsplash is an excellent way to keep a neutral look, while still creating visual interest. Love and Bellinis did an excellent job remodeling her kitchen with the help of her handy hubby.

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And last but certainly not least, an exciting geometric patten from Bibby and Brady.

Have you attempted a kitchen backsplash of your own? I’d love to hear about it!

 

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10 Beautiful Farmhouse Bathrooms

Farmhouse decor has been trending for a few years now, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down! Here are a few beautiful farmhouse bathrooms to inspire your next bathroom makeover. 

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Farmhouse style can vary from rustic to modern.  Here is a modern take on a farmhouse bathroom. My Life From Home chose some beautiful details to include in her remodel. I would love that concrete countertop in front of the window, what a perfect place to do your makeup!

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Here’s a peak into my own bathroom! This is a budget friendly way to create a farmhouse feel without having to rip everything out. Head over to Designers Sweet Spot for a few tips & tricks on where to find great farmhouse accessories.

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Shiplap is a signature farmhouse look. In this bathroom, Design Dazzle chose to use a rustic weathered wood instead of the traditional white.  What a great choice!

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Did you know that a vintage dresser could be transformed into a farmhouse style vanity? Think of all the extra storage space this would add! Little Vintage Nest shares how she dressed up these old pieces of furniture into the perfect addition to her bathroom.

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Christina’s Adventures did a beautiful job of creating the farmhouse feel without creating too much clutter.  You won’t want to miss these stunning before and after photos!10 Beautiful Farmhouse Bathrooms|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

Sara included so many special touches in this master bathroom.  Visit Twelve on Main to read about all the blood, sweat, and tears that were invested in this beautiful space.  They were all completely worth it!

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What’s one of the most important parts of a bathroom? Functional storage! Farm Fresh Homestead explains how she kept the farmhouse aesthetic while still adding plenty of storage space for her family.

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Do you have a boring bathroom mirror you want to disguise? Shannon at AKA Design shares a great DIY that will create an instant farmhouse feel without breaking the bank.

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You’ll never believe how dark and boring this bathroom was before it’s makeover.  The Weathered Fox did a great job of creating a brand new space while still keeping the majority of her original fixtures.  What a great way to maximize a budget!

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We couldn’t end this roundup without including one traditional white shiplap wall.  It just wouldn’t feel right!  Hence, this beautiful example of a staple farmhouse look from Kristi at Making it in the Mountains.

Farmhouse decor can be so versatile. Whether it’s a complete bathroom renovation, or the simple addition of a few accessories, we’re confident that you’ve found inspiration for your next makeover!

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Need more inspiration? Check out some of these other posts:

Kitchen Farmhouse Decor

How to Make a Rustic Hand Painted Sign

How to Make a Braided Fall Wreath, Easy to Sew

How to Spray Paint Your Walls in Record Time

10 Steps to a Fixer Upper Style Bathroom, Budget Friendly