repurposed furniture

This mirror,

this dresser,

and this nightstand were all a part of my parent’s bedroom furniture suite in my childhood home.

 All of it was the same wood as the body of the dresser, and the mirror was attached to the dresser.  Over time, each piece has been painted and repurposed for use in my home.

Today, I want to highlight the nightstand.   It was painted in a cream color.  Then umber was applied for an aged effect.  However, I felt like the nightstand looked like I rubbed dirt all over it.  So, I applied a glaze of water and the cream paint to tone down the umber.  Then, I used tried and true sandpaper to distress around the edges.

The original hardware was traded for a newer, vintage style hardware…is that ironic?

However, I still need to replace the hardware on the bottom drawer.  (Long story)

I love the versatility of each piece, and more than that, I love the sentimental value.

Until next time,


I’m linking to:

Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time Interiors

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

POWW @ Primitive and Proper

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. I love the rustic white! I painted a thrift find very similar. I love making old things beautiful again. Great job.

  2. Thank you! I’m flattered that you like it.

  3. Sharon, Great job. You still have the memories of childhood but with a new look.
    Blessings, Ginger

  4. Love the distressed look of the nightstand and the vintage hardware make the entire piece so pretty:) I was going through your other posts and I love the decor of your lovely living room, especially the wall color. Beautiful job!Thanks for your visit and for following me. Happily following you back through LF. Have a great weekend!Hugs,Poppy

  5. Yes! I love being surrounded with sentimental things.

  6. Hi Poppy! Thanks for the compliments. I’m so glad you got a chance to visit and welcome to mrs. hines class! Looking forward to following each other and getting to know you.

  7. i love the new hardware on the dresser- it’s gorgeous!

  8. Thanks, Cassie! So glad you like it.

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