Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just a Little Nightstand...and a Story About Bob

I found this nightstand on Craigslist from a fun gentleman named Bob who I have bought a couple of other items from.
Bob stashes his furniture finds in a rental he owns, and I believe his wife is not completely aware of the extent of his used furniture collection. 

When I saw the ad for this piece, I knew it had to be Bob because of how he words his ads, and he always prices his things kind of funny, like, $58, or $43.  No reason, really, just sounds good to him.  Here was our CL emails~

Me:  Are you firm on the price? 
P.S.  Is this Bob?  :)

Bob:  I have a hard enough time hiding things from my wife and now I have to put up with you. I can't hide from anyone!!  Oh, thats right, you already viewed that item. There goes all my profit.  

Me:  Ha ha... I thought it had to be Bob!  Are you sure you're ok with that price?  If so, just let me know when you'll be at the Furniture Stash Shack! :)

Bob:  When I saw the "Stash Shack" I literally exploded.  Yes, you can have it. I will let you know when I will be back out there. See ya! 

Me:  Have a great week and try to find me some more good stuff, ok?  :)

Kind of funny, don't ya think?

So, anyways, I gave this piece a light sanding and a spray of Kilz.  I sprayed on my own turquoise concoction, gave it a nice distressing, and glazed it with this great stuff~

I sealed it with a few coats of wipe-on poly.

The gold handles were given a makeover with a shot of this~

Alrighty then...here is the before~

...and the after~











Have a happy day...and thanks, Bob! :)

34 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is adorable! love that color and finish on that piece! and bob sounds like a funny guy and great to work with! :)

kathie said...

the table is gorgeous ~ it's been a while since I got out the RL glazes, I need to do that! LOVE your story about bob ~ that is hilarious!!

Lesley Litrento said...

Really pretty.... I love the location that you took the reveal images. Sweet.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That's really pretty Kim! And it's a great size for a bedside table. I think maybe you could really help Bob with his problem of having too much stuff!

Jenn @ found it... said...

It looks awesome! I'm getting ready to do my buffet in a blue like that, I hope it comes out as great :) LOVE Bob and people with a sense of humor!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Bob's your picker! Great makeover.

Twice Nice said...

Man, I wish I could have a Bob out here! That's so funny. Love how your piece turned out. Beautiful color!

Ali Richardson said...

Oooooh, that come out really pretty! I love the way you distress SO much! Bob sounds classic! Looks like you found yourself a picker :)

Jennifer@Woodley Cottage said...

Your nightstand looks fabulous!!!

Bob is a hoot!

Thanks for sharing.

Allison@FabRehab said...

That is dreamy!! I want a "bob"!!

The Painted Parlor said...

Haha! You know 'bob' on a first name basis. Too funny! That turned out so cute, I LOVE the distressing!! Did you use Vaseline again?

Julie :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is a yummy color, too. Love it!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Such a funny story and of course the piece is gorgeous!

Take care,
Lisa

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous little nightstand. I have to say you are the absolute QUEEN of distressing. I love the turquoise, I am on a Turquoise kick lately, I just finished a dresser and vanity. I gues great minds think alike :) Thanks for sharing about Bob, it made me smile

Donna said...

Wow! You took your nightstand from drab, to fab! I am in love with the color, and the distressing is perfect. I've never used a sprayer for painting, but now I want to try!! Great job:)

Pamela said...

I love this piece and just love your story bat Bob!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

fab color... love.

Carly said...

I LOVE THIS! I'm hoping to try to do something similar to my jewelry box - I'll let you know when I finish & post about it!

Thanks so much! It looks beautiful!

-Carly @ Createliveblog

Deborah March said...

SOOO beautiful! LOVE that curvy front!!

Tricia said...

We could all use a Bob to hang onto the good stuff until we are ready for it. Nice job! I have not tried the RL Tobacco Glaze. Will have to give that a whirl.

Tammy Curry said...

I just adore this stand! I am constantly scouring the CL entries for the fun and unique finds! Love your Blog!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Gorgeous as always, Kim! I've been a little MIA.....enjoying the summer. Love your "Bob" story.

Cynthia said...

MMMM.... this is just gorgeous! Love it!

vintageshabbychicks said...

Just love this nightstand...the distressing is amazing! Thanks for following us and your nice comment. We are new followers of you :-) Julie

Reenie said...

very cute

oops! said...

You made me laugh - and your nightstand is to die for!

Katie said...

Poor little Bob! That's hilarious!! Glad he let you have this piece - it looks great now!! What a nice color for it!

julieacraw said...

This looks great! love the antiquing!

Katie said...

Beautiful color and distressing!

Prissyville said...

Beautiful custom color! The distressing is perfect...not too much and just enough! Best of all, LOVE your CL BFF!!!

Suzanne said...

I'm still laughing about "Bob"!! I think he would be surprised and very pleased with the new 'vintage look!! Maybe he should buy it for his wife....

Brandi said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I'm in love with your work! I have a couple questions for ya :)

- do you prime at all when distressing or use a primer/paint in one kind of paint

- I have a desk that I'm about to do and I want the top to be a stained wood color and the rest to be an antique-ish white with some distressing and I'm thinking some glazing also to help soften out the white (using a brown glaze). At what part do you do the "distressing" when you're ALSO doing glaze? Should I sand first, add vaseline where i want it to look distressed, then paint the white, then distress (sand), then maybe put a stain on the places where I distressed, then do the glaze? I'm assuming the glazing is the last part before the seal goes on?

Sorry for the questions but a lot of your pieces are the look I'm going for and I would just LOVE to have your opinion! :)

Thanks so much!
Brandi

Bente said...

Oh my, how good you are at this. It`s beautiful.

Zane Wooder said...

Bob and me are in a similar situation. It's just my mother who is upset by all the old furniture in the house.

zane

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