Sunday, August 22, 2010

south carolina moss

in between adding boxes to this stack and wondering why in the world i have held on to some of the items stuffed into the dark corners of our closets, i'm painting.

my goal is to get the furniture updates i am making for our new home done before we move because goodness knows i will have plenty to do once we are in!

again, i took one of the pieces i had in my green seed stash and made it my own. not exactly the best way to build my business but i'm confident i will restock my furniture-fix-up stash once i start hitting yard sales and flea markets again.,

pastor j and i will be leaving our cheap target bedside tables behind as we are almost certain they will fall apart if we try to lift them. they have served us well but have definitely reached the end of their furniture life.

this is a standard broyhill two drawer nightstand. the bottom drawer is made to look like two but it's one deep drawer. this was practically given to me by a friend moving to texas.

now it looks like this

i got totally lazy since this wasn't going in the shop and decided not to strip/sand and go straight to priming.
i used kilz because that stuff, well, it covers anything and everything seems to adhere to it! if you use kilz just give it a light sanding before your first coat of color because it has a pretty rough texture. it smooths right out with a little 220 grit sandpaper, though.

i am really, really liking this color

i used a mistint so i have no name for it and have had the hardest time identifying the color. but the more i walk by this piece the more i love the color. and today it hit me why. it reminds me of the beautiful moss draped across the haunting branches of live oak trees found around my state.

so, i'm naming it south carolina moss. :)

do you like the hardware? hobby lobby, of course.

ya'll know i'm a big fan of distressed, aged, chippy and worn out furniture but this just got a very light distressed on some edges.

this will go on pastor j's side of the bed to accommodate all his reading material and gadgets.

on my side i have a table that belonged to my grandmother with open shelves. i'll show you how that turned out tomorrow.


  1. Ooo I likey. I dig subtle colors....they look different in different light. And yes, the hardware is awesome!

    Glad you could Mi4M :)

  2. Lovin' her makeover and her new hardware rocks!! Come by and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see her there!!!


    Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!

  3. Great job!! LOVE the color....How fun that it was a mis-tint & came out so great!!
    SOooo I have been reading about mis-tint all over blogland, today we stopped at Lowe's on the way home from Church...there was a great color, I went to get hubby & it was gone 2 min. later... need to grab it when you see, I second-guessing : )