Oriental Nightstands {Themed Makeover}


Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day again!  This month’s theme is RED.

It’s a good thing the theme is open to interpretation.

Click HERE to see all the past Themed Makeovers I’ve done with my friends.

Here’s the Before of these Oriental nightstands (which used to be part of a vanity sometime before I rescued them from a yard sale).

Before:  Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

I used the new Burgundy from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, but I didn’t want to leave it at that.

I added some Olympic Gold by Modern Masters and then Graphite Chalk Paint®.

And then I did a lot of distressing and vacuuming in my living room.  😉

Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

The work-in-progress is not always so pretty.

I also painted the hardware with Olympic Gold.

Finally I waxed with dark wax from Annie Sloan (except the gold areas)… it gives depth to the Graphite and the nightstands will appear more black once the wax fully cures.

Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

There’s totally some red in there!   😉

Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

Antique Oriental nightstands get a makeover with Chalk Paint and metallic gold paint.  Themed Furniture Makeover Day (Red).  girlinthegarage.net

What do you think?  I’d love to know.

Also be sure to visit my friends’ makeovers below!

Jen


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27 Comments on Oriental Nightstands {Themed Makeover}

  1. Debbie
    November 20, 2014 at 7:27 am (2 years ago)

    Great find! I’ve never seen anything like them and the color combo is perfect for the style! Looking good 🙂
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  2. Marie@The Interior Frugalista
    November 20, 2014 at 8:54 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome garage sale finds Jen and I think the layered paint makeover you gave them is pretty cool!

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  3. karin
    November 20, 2014 at 9:04 am (2 years ago)

    Jen those are amazing and so unique. My mom decorated with Asian Items so I always have an affinity for them.
    They turned out fabulous!

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  4. Jolinda lampo
    November 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Your idea for the finish is amazing. I would not have thought about the burgundy and gold under the graphite. Beautiful.

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  5. Ellen
    November 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

    With the Asian look of these pieces, I’d love to have seen high gloss black or red lacquer.

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  6. Jeanette
    November 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen, I see red! My son loves oriental style. I’ve painted a few things in black and red but your painting is amazing! I’m going to look around for a piece to try this on. Jeanette
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  7. Paula@SweetPea
    November 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I like how you combined several colors before you painted with the dark paint so that after distressing all of the colors are barely seen. This makes a really nice end result! I love the gold on the hardware!
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    • Jen
      November 24, 2014 at 11:21 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you for the compliment Suzan! 🙂

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    • Jen
      November 24, 2014 at 11:19 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Larissa! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

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  8. Susan
    November 21, 2014 at 6:07 am (2 years ago)

    Love them! You made them stand out. Great job!

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    • Jen
      November 24, 2014 at 11:18 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, friend! 🙂

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  9. diane
    November 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! WANT THEM too! Are they for Sale?

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    • Jen
      November 24, 2014 at 11:17 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Diane! Yes they are for sale. 🙂 What area are you in? I’m near Chicago.

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    • Jen
      November 24, 2014 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Wendi! 🙂

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  10. Jan
    November 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm (2 years ago)

    What awesome nightstands! I am very partial to Oriental (especially Chinese) furnishings and the chou style bases on your nightstands made me salivate! Would like to see a wee bit more red but, as you say, it’s all in the interpretation 🙂 I cannot imagine why someone would chop up a vanity with such gorgeous bones — guess it takes all kinds, though. To me, that would be the ultimate sacrilege!
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    • Jen
      December 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Jan! I agree- I would’ve loved to have seen the original vanity and can’t imagine why someone would’ve cut it into pieces. I could never do that!

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  11. MOdern Masters
    December 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen, this is absolutely gorgeous – perfect combination of look, color and style. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Jen
      December 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

      Reply

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