Tuesday, October 23, 2012

POWW 111: A Furniture Link Party

Happy POWW!  Hope you are off to a great start to the week.  All is well here- we ended up not carving our pumpkins Sunday night because the kids and Chris bought "Maagascar 3" while I was at work Sunday (I worked an extra day as another vendor's husband was in the hospital).  Anyhow, they voted pizza and movie, so we saved the pumpkins for this coming weekend instead.  Cuddles on the couch with a movie, carving pumpkins, it's all quality family time no matter how you roll the dice. :)

I am looking forward to checking out all your projects this week!  I have two simple little pieces to share with you today.  I bought this nightstand as part of my 35 dollar haul a few weeks ago.  And I painted them along side the coffee table which I kept out of that haul.


See the vanity stool on the left and the waterfall nightstand in the middle?  They both got the same treatment.
I sanded them down and painted it with two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint which I purchased at the Stylish Patina barn where I am a vendor.  Once dry, I finished them with a wipe on poly.  On the nightstand, I added a more dramatic lion head pull I had on hand.  Here are the end results!







Sometimes a simple black or white paint is all it takes to make a piece new again!

Now it's your turn to show off your latest and greatest furniture builds or makeovers!

RULES:
1. Your post must be a completed original project and must be a furniture redo or build.
2. Your post must be new to my parties- do not link something you have shared on this blog before.
3. You must be a follower or subscriber to party here.
4. No etsy shops or the like!
5. You must place my button or a text link in your post or sidebar.
6. Leave others some comment love!

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40 comments:

Jaime Costiglio said...

Cassie that black? is so silky smooth, it must be the milk paint. I'm working on a black makeover but I don't think they'll come out looking that awesome. Love the new finish, really professional job.

Dee said...

Cassie I love the black, the lion head knob really pops against it. Nice job. As always, thanks for hosting. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

Catherine said...

I'm first!! Can't believe it!

I love that lion head night stand, the colour and finish are beautiful!

Storywood Designs said...

Gorgeous Cassie! I think waterfall-style pieces can be hard to makeover and you did a phenomenal job on this one. Did you use a bonding agent with the milk paint? I love the finish on both pieces. I'm getting ready to start a desk that will be done in black and your post makes me want to do it in milk paint!

Julia Konya said...

I'm in love with the lion head pull! Looks great with the nightstand.

Jennifer {The Chronicles of Home} said...

That was some great vision with the nightstand. I'm not sure I'd have seen the potential in the original piece. The lion's head pull is a.maz.ing.

Courtney said...

We all seem to go in waves don't we? I've got a piece lined up for some black-ish paint too, I'm loving it at the moment and yours is gorgeous!! LOVE the lion ;)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The finish on these pieces looks flawless! So pretty and classic in black! And I love the updated photo with the munchkins! You guys are too cute!

Dana Frieling said...

Black and gold always equals goodness in my book. How the sale go this weekend?

Stephanie {The Driftwood Cottage} said...

I love the simplicity of the black...such a classic, stunning look!

kstewfangirl said...

Gorgeous finish...it's like buttah baby!

pam {simple details} said...

Oooh, fabulous hardware choice! I couldn't help but click on a few of those link-ups ~ good stuff in your party!

Twice Nice said...

Wonderful finish on your pieces! Can't go wrong with a classic color!

Anne said...

LOVE that look! Thanks for hosting xox

Deidre said...

Brilliant finish! So sleek and pretty:) Thanks so much for hosting!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the black!

http://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/ said...

You always do a gREAt job, and they look beaUtiful! But that BED is a great candidate for upholstering!!!
Nice finds!
Catherine

Good Time Charlie said...

I always return to black, especially a soft muted tone. Your nightstand and little stool look so elegant!

Fall is my favorite time for family activities. So many things to do that my kids at different ages all enjoy. Like.....Giants winning the pennant! Sorry, had to say it. Go Giant's!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love black with gold hardware!

The Far Fifty said...

Rawr! Love that lion, chickie!

Sandy said...

How can I get a can of that black paint?
I have wanted to do my kitchen chairs black and yours is just wonderful.
Thanks for hosting
Sandy

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Now you're making me wish I used milk paint! Love the finish on those pieces you did….and the lion's head pull!! Beautiful, as usual! Thank you for hosting - I am so excited to actually have something to link up this week!!!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

You know I love me some lion head pulls! Both pieces are beautiful! :) Happy Tuesday!

Ali Richardson said...

U know how I love a lion head pull. Great job friend, I love them both :) And I love you!

Megan@Just For Me...And You said...

Awesome! That lion head pull is out of control...I seriously love it. I need to find a project I can throw a lion head on!

Dear Emmeline said...

that chair is so unique! what a great shape. I also think the lion head pull is perfect for that end table!

Allison said...

I agree with lots of other commenters....the finish is beautiful. It's so smooth and sleek! Black really suits that piece and the lion's head pull is the crowning jewel. Lovely job Cassie!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love that color, Cassie -- awesome job, as usual!
xo Heidi

Richmond Thrifter said...

Love a good lionhead pull!!! Looks great Cassie!!!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Thanks for hosting, great work, good choice on black!

Rita said...

I love how your black always comes out so clear and smooth!!

Glad I got to link up! :)

Rhonda said...

The black is so amazing - I need to try black on something! And wipe on poly over milk paint?? That sounds much better than waxing!

So glad I finally have some furniture to link up!

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Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Love the black!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a great transformation, Cassie! I love the Lion's head, pull!

You go girl!

blessings,
karianne

Peggy Hale said...

Hi Cassie, thanks so much for hosting. :-) Peggy~PJH Designs

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Love General Finshes! It was my first exposure to milk paint. Our island stools are painted in that same black, and I adore it. Love the lion head pull you added!!!

Shelly Andrade said...

Wow, so much talent all in one place ~ so many cool link ups again!! Happy to be here again!! Thanx for hosting Cassie, great job with the black. It can be so tricky sometimes!

Julie @ Knot All That I Seam said...

Great transformation Cassie! And what a great stash you scored! I never have that much luck. Looking forward to joining the party. x Julie

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Better late than never lol! Thanks Cassie!