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Nightstand Vintage Coffee Service Cart

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Category Gardening
Type Functional
Style Retro / Vintage, Funky, Classic, Romantic, Cute, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? A previously painted nightstand in serious need of help!

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What are you most proud of? The color combination turned out perfect, the design came together without a hitch. The challenge was what to do with the left side - the one with the burlap bag. I had considered using an actual coffee bean bag but didn't have the patience to wait for one to arrive in the mail. I like that you can also use this side to store magazines or towels. I'm also really proud of the trompe l'oiel doily on the top. I pressed the original doily into wet paint and was amazed that it picked up the textured design (email for more pictures or go to my blog to see it). I was really excited when I found the coffee fabric in my stash and knew I had to line the drawers with it - it goes perfectly! This is really going to be hard to let go of! More pictures at www.mixedupmediaartist.blogspot.com

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I sand my pieces down to the bare wood - every inch of it. You MUST use a good sealer/primer (Kilz) or you may end up with problems. I just used a run-of-the-mill primer on this and bad things happened! "Something" leaked through and I ended up having to re-seal and re-paint those areas. More pictures at www.mixedupmediaartist.blogspot.com

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I absolutely LOVE this....what a great job you did~ congrats~~~~~~~~~

09/18/2012 Flag

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

09/18/2012 Flag

Love your project

01/12/2013 Flag

So clever! I love your coffee service cart.

06/26/2013 Flag

This is gorgeous - just love what you did with it!

09/13/2013 Flag

Oh my, just noticed the coffee bean sack too - nice touch! The graphics are adorable (The Graphics Fairy, right?) Love the paper in the drawer too - perfect! You're very talented.

09/13/2013 Flag