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Painting a Mid Century Nightstand with Modern Gold Details

Simple transformations can be the most satisfying projects! I started on this little nightstand while waiting for a tall bookcase I'm working on to dry. It's amazing what you can get done while you wait!

I kept things simple with two solid coats of Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue, a blue with a hint of green that can read as a cool gray depending on the light. 

I wasn't sure this color choice would work with the modern aesthetic I was going for, but after reading the description of it on Annie Sloan's site, I realized its roots are in Swedish design, and who does modern better than the Swedes?

Since this piece didn't have drawer pulls, I opted to add a bit of graphic interest by painting a pair of triangles pointing in opposite directions. This light gold contrasts perfectly and the geometric detail instantly transforms the nightstand!

I kept the styling minimal, bringing in my favorite Target lamp and hanging one of my new prints from Society 6 beside it [more on that in a separate post!]. I  see this piece working in all sorts of spaces and can't wait to see where it ends up. Check out this piece and my other available items in my shop!