My friend Lori’s daughter Hayley helped out with a three Estate Sales in August before heading back to high school. She really enjoyed organizing and setting up the sales (no surprise, her mom is also a professional organizer!). She and Jennalynn (my trusty assistant) really hit it off and worked well together, here they are merchandizing a puppet show, gotta love their energy!
At my last sale they both decided they wanted to transform a piece of furniture, like I did with my cute nesting tables. I feel that it is my duty to encourage all youngsters to repurpose furniture, I started fixing things up when I was about 15. Hayley picked out a nightstand that needed a lot of TLC. The green paint job scream 1962 but it had nice bones and it was made by Bassett Furniture, a nice solid brand. Her mom said she could keep it if I fixed it up at my house for her which was fair. Not everyone wants spray paint flying around in their backyard!
She didn’t know what color to pick so I asked her to show me a picture of her room. The green and purple color scheme was so cute and dark purple seemed like the best choice. I originally wanted to remove the metal hardware but it wouldn’t come off so I decided just to paint the entire piece purple and I think it turned out really fun. It’s very whimsical and the glossy finish adds lots of character. It matches her bedding and accessories perfectly!
Jennalynn was working on her furniture project at my house the same day that I transformed Hayley’s nightstand and she captured this action shot. Don’t I look scary with my mask?
The entire transformation cost a whopping $8, not too shabby! I think it turned out great, don’t you?