Nightstands
judy
February 28, 2013
Should I glaze these? Paint them silver? Gold?
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charleee
Silver might be pretty, but maybe you could get mirrors cut to fit the front of the drawers?
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carole
silver would be pretty,or how about the one with the same print as your cushion?
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 3:06PM
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carole
....pictures,excuse me!!
3 Likes    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 3:07PM
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judy
Thanks, The bedroom set is very old pristine mahogany, I do not want to do anything but clean it. Saw some nightstands online that have a very shiny silver finish that has been glazed, but don't know how to upload them. Silver it is.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 3:11PM
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carole
was not suggesting you do,its lovely and should not be changed,but the silver cabinet was why i picked the picture....oh,and because i liked the darker wall too...
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 3:48PM
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Barbara Griffith Designs
Love the bed..and yes on a silvery night table..be sure it is large enough. However, the 3 pieces over the bed are way too small. Choose a pair of much larger (wider-taller) pieces of metal, or pictures. Choose your bedding before you choose a wall color. Look at this for a bedside cabinet http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Enterprises-OC9167-Mirrored-Cabinet/dp/B004BSF818/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hg_1
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:02PM
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judy
Thanks, all, sorry, have seen many antiques defaced with paint while online.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:22PM
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judy
Oh, I have a white cotton crocheted bedspread that I love, but the dog sleeps with me and snags it.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:29PM
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Keitha
The nightstands that Barbara recommended are great ! I guess I'm a little confused about what you are looking for. . Do you plan to keep your existing bed and purchase new nightstands?
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:35PM
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DIAspoton
about silver with crystal knobs. save the bedspread for special times if you really love it. can't tell you how many linens my dogs and cats ruined before i wised up.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 5:17PM
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judy
Keitha, just want to paint my nightstands, there are two. Bought metallic silver, have Martha Stewart black coffee glaze. They have been primed, and i just painted them Heirloom White, so a little cleaning and sanding and...
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JWinteriors
I'm not sure if you know how to silver leaf...but it is so easy and would look so much better than paint. Then, add crystal knobs. I would go to a glass company with the top dimensions and have them cut and polish glass for you to put on top. This will protect your finish and add its own shine. Cost is about $20 each.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 5:26PM
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judy
My "theme" was white on white, with small touches of black. As the furniture is dark my theory is that it will stand out. i have two large blue and white "temple jars", but they seem too big for the nightstands, the room is very small or odd.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 5:37PM
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oneofeleven
the night stands are lovely, the only suggestion I would make is to move the jewellery cabinet as it detracts from the clean look of the nightstands.
3 Likes    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 5:40PM
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judy
The jewelery cabinet is there to cover up the television cable poking through the wall that my renters just had to have installed there. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 6:45PM
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Keitha
Judy, I think your nightstands will look great with the antiqued silver that you describe. Could you snap a picture of those temple jars sitting on the nightstand. They sound rather intriguing???
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:11PM
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mainstreetschool
You can get solid wall covers to put over the cable connection. Home Depot or Lowe's has them with switch plate covers. White ones will blend into wall. If you are going to paint them, why not pick an accent color and punch them up! Check the DIY projects for ideas on Houzz.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:30PM
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judy
Boy, this is fun. I love Barbara's nightstands, but they are out of my price range. Keitha, here are the nightstands with the temple jars.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 8:33PM
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oneofeleven
I think the lamp is too small in scale for the size of the bed. Lamps in the same colours as your temple jars would look great. I know you didn''t ask but the three pieces over the bed are too small as well and they distract from the lovely bed.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 8:46PM
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carole
like the jars,see what you mean about not enough space,as your lamps are there too,but if you are going to change the wall,why not have a shelf and put them on there?
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 9:43AM
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Keitha
Judy, I like the temple jars. They would be great wired up as lamps or just used as accessories in the room as Carole suggested... Maybe display something like this?? Accents of blue/white toile would look nice throughout the room.... Love the plates over the bed in this pic.
4 Likes    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 11:05AM
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judy
Progress so far.
4 Likes    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 11:48AM
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onthefence
judy, whatever else you do, please try to keep the pink princess telephone. It seems to be just the jewelry this room needed.

Oh...and I like what you've done with the nightstands! What will you do for knobs/pulls? If you mentioned it, I missed it.
1 Like    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 11:59AM
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judy
Thanks, for now, just use the old ones, the consensus seems to be crystal, but there are so many choices.
4 Likes    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 12:05PM
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oneofeleven
I think your nightstands are "sexy" and would look nice with clear glass/crystal knobs. If you decide to change your bedside lighting maybe take a look at wall mounted fixtures with blue toile shades and some of those blue plates over the bed , this would really make the bed pop! I'll look around and get back to you.
1 Like    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 1:43PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
NO only paint them a cray wild somthing ....as with the black and white check...
2 Likes    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:08PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
you have a lovely mahogany headboard, it looks like one from KINDLE and it is very traditional, the french bed side chest is totally a different character, so have fun with it or use it elsewhere
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:09PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
wish I had found you earlier.....they do look nice....try black knobs
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:11PM
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oneofeleven
Gary, I'm confused. Why do you wish you had found Judy earlier?
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:34PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
the bedside chests are so good looking and the silver paint would not be my choice next to her white bed covering......they look like Z Gallery now .....
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:38PM
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judy
Gary, the bed is from the 40's as is the chest of drawers and the vanity. I have had them since my parents "upgraded" in the 60's. The nightstands are now painted silver.
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:43PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
Great...I love the bed ...is it STATTON cheery? I'm just not a fan of using 18th Century English styles with 18th Century French styles....it's all good
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:46PM
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judy
Mahogany, Duncan phyfe.
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:59PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
STATTON is the brand I sold 'back in the day"
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 3:09PM
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judy
Was told they are Tell City.
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 3:11PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
great styling. often the manufacturer's name is stamped on the back or under side
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 3:19PM
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judy
Gary, they just say 2500, 2501 mahy, i think that is the number assigned to the wood pieces on the backs. The nightstands, i just wanted some advice on how to paint them, knew they could never match the bedroom set. Would you glaze them? Black knobs? was thinking ring pulls.
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 3:32PM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I'd 'go for it' doll them up .....clear faceted glass knobs....maybe 1.5 inches
1 Like    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 4:35PM
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MAGGIE FLOWERS INTERIOR DESIGN LTD
If it were a project of mine this is what I would do. First of all take the jewelry chest out from the corner, the angled placement intrudes on the space. I would paint the night stands black so they harmonize with the bed and pillows. use crystal hardware and fine a medium size clear crystal lamp for each side. The more color you use in a small space, the smaller it becomes visually.
    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 5:15AM
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judy
Thanks maggie, you are 24hrs late, i painted them silver, i think they will do fine, i have a few black painted pieces in this townhouse. Like your page, not trying as hard as some decorators, just tasteful.
2 Likes    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 8:05AM
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judy
one of eleven, Thanks they look nice, but I'm done for now, just ordered "diamond" shaped crystal knobs for the nightstands, and after glazing they look very nice. Will post when i get the knobs.
    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 3:49PM
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oneofeleven
Thanks Judy, looking forward to seeing the finished room
1 Like    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 4:51PM
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judy
So far...
1 Like    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:11AM
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carole
looking good!!!!!!!!
2 Likes    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:47AM
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judy
Here they are! Done, thanks all.
3 Likes    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 8:17AM
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DIAspoton
nice job judy. thanks for sharing.
    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 10:42AM
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oneofeleven
Like the tables and the Bichon too!
    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 12:40PM
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judy
Sorry all, here is the completed room, thanks to all. May just try to turn the extra crystal knobs into lamp finials.
1 Like    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 10:04AM
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judy
went to a garage sale today, and bought this bedspread, also bought the matching shams. Finally got my white bedroom.
2 Likes    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 5:31PM
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judy
think i like these shams too.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 6:10PM
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carole
very nice!!
    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 3:01PM
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