Antique drum nightstands - one down, one to go

by brae  

Instead of matching the painted bow front dresser, I chose a different design for the antique drum nightstands.

As a reminder, the nightstands were made from the round stands that came with my artist models, 1 1/2" x 1/8" wood circles and Houseworks 1 9/16" long spindles.

I painted them with a base coat of Tapioca by Folk Art then added an aging wash of light brown.  I then painted the green vines, followed by red and yellow for the roses.

The knob is the fancy end of an antique copper headpin.  I love the way it turned out.

It fits in well with the rest of the furnishings.

So, why did I paint only one of the two?  I didn't.  The other one just had some issues...so I sanded the top down and am waiting for the base coat to dry.  I'll give it another try tomorrow.  :D

11 comments

Comment from: Gaye [Visitor]
Gorgeous! And clever!
07/25/13 @ 22:12
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Gorgeous.
07/25/13 @ 23:15
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
Hi Brae! Your little side table is a clever and complimentary addition to the bedroom. It echos the shape of the area rug and fits so well in the space beside the bed. I see that the bed linen is waiting 'quietly' on top of the mattress, as well. The pattern you've chosen is Another nice compliment. This room is really progressing, and you have, so far been able to skillfully weave together All of the various elements successfully. elizabeth
07/25/13 @ 23:29
Comment from: Marie [Visitor]
Very nice !
07/26/13 @ 01:40
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Very pretty. I like that you painted a band of roses, instead of doing the same thing as on the dresser. They co-ordinate via handpainting, without being overly matchy-matchy :)
07/26/13 @ 05:22
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I like your roses. It must have been difficult to paint such small roses!
07/26/13 @ 06:53
Comment from: Beany [Visitor]
What a sweet little table! I'm putting this on my list of things to try! Hmmm, my list is growing!
07/26/13 @ 15:13
Comment from: Diane Costanza [Visitor]
How wonderful. A great tutorial.
07/26/13 @ 19:51
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
Lovely little tables Brae and a great way of using the discs. I like your choice of fabric on the bed too.
07/28/13 @ 03:16
Comment from: Jazzi [Visitor]
Oh Brae...I just love visiting your blog and seeing more amazing work! It is just beautiful xx
07/28/13 @ 15:28
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>> The roses weren't as difficult to paint as I thought they would be. Just a few swirls with a tiny paintbrush loaded with two different paint colors. :yes:
07/29/13 @ 12:11


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