Nightstand Turned Planter Using Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paints
Update! I only use Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint since publishing this post. DIY Paint is 100% Natural, Clay Based, which makes it different from every other chalk paint product. It is perfectly smooth, the colors are beautiful and cover well, even their whites. It paints like liquid Velvet. You won’t believe how good a paint brush and a can of paint can feel. It is ahmazing stuff. Check my side bar if you want to know more.
I found this sad specimen of a once used Night Stand a few months ago. You can read all about it at Trashy Tuesday. The back was completely missing and one of the drawer rails was broken.
I knew it would go onto live another life. I just didn’t know what, but it came home with me, because after all, I am the Queen of Junk.
Fast forward three months and we are in a party planning frenzy. My oldest is graduating from High School next week and the house is getting the starlet treatment. Junk Style. We have been a whirling dirvish of activity around here, picking up free patio chairs.
Cleaning up the front porch and threatening our children that they will be bannished from existing outside their rooms if one more person gets something dirty on my white slip covered couches. Yes, I have WHITE COUCHES, three kids and a dog. I deal with it.
Back to the Nightstand. I needed a front porch makeover, and fast. Lucky for me I had plenty of junk to choose from. I painted this little once nightstand with one coat (of now retired color, see below for recipe) CeCe Caldwell’s Main Harbor Blue.
It dried very fast, which for me is golden. One more reason I love CeCe Caldwell’s paints. Instant Gratification. I used a damp cloth to distress the areas where the paint may have naturally worn off. I sealed the entire piece with an outdoor PolyUrethane. I wont’ go into detail on how to turn your dresser into a planter, there are plenty of good tutorials out there. HERE is a particularly good one from my friend Kelly at Eclectically Vintage.
Those chairs needed some sprucing up too. Solid Wood, but sad, sad, sad (and old). I did a quick sand with 220 grit to smooth them out. Then I went over them with one coat of stain. Check how to use them at my video HERE.
The next time you come across a broken piece of furniture, don’t look at it as just broken. Think of it as junk for your yard. Or check with me, I will most likely take it off your hands.