Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reflecting Pool Nightstand



This sweet little nightstand came from a yard sale last fall. She sat buried in my garage all winter long.



A few weeks ago, I finally broke out the paint. I couldn't wait to use this color - Sherwin Williams Reflecting Pool. Isn't it pretty?




It was still pretty chilly outside, so I brought her inside for her makeover. After a light sanding and priming, she got two coats of this yummy color.



And if you've been here before, you can probably guess where I was going next. Yes, white glaze of course. I use all kinds and colors of glaze, but my favorite technique is to use Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze with a little white paint. Here is the drawer after a light distressing, but before glaze.





I just mix the glaze and paint together in a plastic cup and brush it on liberally with a foam brush.




Then I wipe it off with a soft cloth. The finish is so soft and pretty.








And finally a coat of clear Minwax Paste Finishing Wax gave her a durable finish. Isn't she sweet? I love her curves and details! I had two oval glass knobs that were just the perfect finishing touch. And with the glaze and wax, she is silky smooth!
























I'll definitely be using Reflecting Pool again. And if you haven't tried white glaze yet, I highly recommend it!




I'm linking to...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
Designer Garden

Photobucket


504 Main


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Furniture Feature Fridays

Catch a Glimpse Button




Domestically Speaking Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden







All Things Heart and Home

HOGThe Lettered Cottage

Savvy Southern Style

Photobucket Very Merry Vintage Style Blog Button

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Anything Related

44 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so sweet and pretty!!! i have that color, too- haven't used it in a while but it is so happy! i should pull it off the shelf. :)

Pam said...

I love it! Such a pretty color and the glazing and waxing finished it off beautifully. I love the knobs too. Great job!

Pam

The Painted Parlor said...

How adorable1 I love the little decorative molding on the bottom, so cute! Perfect for a little reading corner or girls room!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

That is the most beautiful color- I love it! I haven't tried white glaze yet, but I need to. Your dresser has such a soft appearance; must be because of the glaze. The glass knobs are perfect. I'm visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

Kari @ fresh paint creations said...

I love the idea of white glaze! Beautiful makeover.

The Frosted Gardner said...

Beautiful as usual Sharon! Great color.

Chameleon Girls said...

Thank you for showing how to use the white glaze. I have a piece that I am working on and this will be a great finish touch.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Beautiful! I have never seen white glaze used before. Thanks for the info!!!

poindextr said...

very nice results - such a pretty piece of furniture and looks fabulous in that shade of blue. Thanks for the tips. I love reading about your techniques with paint finishing here, thank you so much!

Renee said...

What a pretty color and I love the glazing technique! I'm going to be finishing a couple of end tables soon and your project has inspired me.
I found you from the link party.
Renee@ reneeschirpings.blogspot.com

Tote said...

She looks beautiful! I love the color.

Susan

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I almost bought that exact color about a month ago~it's very pretty! The little glass knobs are adorable, and of course, I love your signature white glazing!!! :)

Cindy said...

Such a pretty color. Your piece is so nice, turned out beautifully!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Sharon...I'm totally gonna try that color but thanks, especially, for the white glazing tip! Can't wait to try it!

Tammy @ Type A said...

love the color,so pretty. thanks for sharing this at my party.

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Thanks for sharing the color with us! I love it and am going to paint a piece with this color. I love to add a chair in these type colors to just sit amongst my ivy with a contrasting flower arrangement basket to sit atop it. Thanks for inspiring me to create. Stop by my blog often so that we can continue to inspire one another.

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Oh and I have to tell you that I'm so glad I found you and your creativity that I've added your button to my blog so that I can visit often to be inspired. Please do the same if you would like! I'm now a "Follower"!

Holly said...

That is a pretty color! I had never heard of the white glaze, but it looks great!

Jessi said...

Lovely!

very merry vintage style said...

Sharon--its beautiful! Love that shade of blue. I've never seen a white glaze before and it is really a nice touch. You have an amazing way with furniture. Thanks so much for linking to STL Wednesday!
Mary

LV said...

You spent a lot of time and work on that night stand. It definitely was worth it as it turned a very pretty color.

GardenofDaisies said...

It's a gorgeous color! Turned out so pretty!

NanaDiana said...

Sharon-I absolutely love this color and the white glazing makes it perfect. I am at a conference with hubby all week and having a terrible time with internet and laptop...ugh- Hope your week is wonderful! xoDiana

Directions Not Included said...

Beautiful color! Joining you from the Catch a Glimpse Party.

A Few Pennies said...

Your projects always turn out so cute. I love the color too. Patty

AshTreeCottage said...

Love that color!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey sweet friend... YOU have been featured at Elements Interiors! Come over and check it out!

Thank you for Joining my Whassup Wednesday Par-Tay! You are AWESOME!




*COME GRAB YOUR FEATURE BUTTON HERE! *

xoxokara

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

this is a beautiful shade of blue! I love it.

your new follower!
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Such a pretty re-do. Lovely vintage piece.
Ann

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

i LOVE this piece and color!!! : )

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very pretty! Love that color! Thanks for linking up!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Ooohh!! I love your table and I love the color! I have a few projects of my own I am waiting for weather to warm up for...I'm so impatient! Love that you just brought it inside!

Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Lovely!

Mary said...

I am in love with this table - the color is gorgeous. I'm so inspired by what you did, I am going to paint the little (old) bedside table in the guest room that color, and (for the first time) try my hand at glazing. I really love the look! Thanks for sharing with us at DIY by Design's party!

Mary
http://Redo101.blogspot.com

Leigh Ann said...

Beautiful! I tried white glaze on a grey dresser and loved it!

Anna See said...

Adorable! And I love the advice re. white glaze!

Pam said...

Boy it sure turned out nice. Love the color and the white glaze looks wonderful on it.

Stacey said...

She is sweet! Nice job!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! Nicely done...:) I noticed you were from Maryland. I live there when I was young...:) Hi, I'm Meme for Screaming Meme. I wanted to personally invite you to my Giveaway Series. My first giveaway is beautiful slipcover. If you get the chance stop in and remember to check back and see what I am giving away next. :) Hope to you see there!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So pretty, love the new color! I'll be featuring it on Tuesday!
XO

Jenn Erickson said...

So beautiful! Thank you for all the great tips and techniques for painting and glazing. I'm feeling so inspired to try my hand at doing a painted/glazed piece this summer...now to find the perfect little piece in need of a facelift!

Thank you for linking up such a treasure of a tutorial at " A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

Jenn

Cindy said...

i love the wash with the white glaze....i've done that a couple of times and i love the look....l love the color you used...the table turned out so pretty!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

That's really a lovely paint color, Sharon. And bless your heart; you are one devoted lady to do all that painting INSIDE your house. That's a wonderful thing for your clients though. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Sharon, I am in love with this paint color! Reflecting Pool looks great on your nightstand. Beautiful job!! :)