nightstandfa60f20ca9a06e0abe1eff0000415d3aUpcycle Challenge: One Nightstand Challenge

The Upcycle Challenge was back again with inspiration for your bedrooms!  Upsy-Daisy upcycled rescued nightstands from the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and created one-of-a-kind pieces using the One Nightstand Challenge as their theme.  All pieces were auctioned off at the show with proceeds benefiting the ReStore.

primary-logo-bw-70Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make safe, decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving, and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.

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Upsy-Daisy, LLC is a brick-and-mortar business located in downtown White Bear Lake that was born out of a love for repurposing, locally made, decorating, antiques and DIY. Our main focus is giving old pieces of furniture new life, many times with a modern twist. We also specialize in one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor, new and vintage finds, and unique hand-crafted items from local artisans. Danielle Rode shares her passion for home styling with customers that visit the store or as Twin Cities Live's DIY Expert where she provides inspiration and do-it-yourself projects to viewers. 

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Create any look from hip and modern to distressed and shabby chic with the safe and eco-friendly paints from Country Chic Paint. Whether you like subdued, neutral colors, or your style is more outspoken and expressive, the clay-based paints from Country Chic Paint are the perfect choice for any creative project. 

one nightstand #1: cherry blossoms

This piece has nice lines and fantastic storage – but was stuck in the 1980’s. We decided to paint it with two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “Crinoline.”To give the piece some interest we covered the doors with decorative paper in a cheery floral pattern. Next, we used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges. Then, to give the piece a little more durability, we sealed it with Country Chic Paint’s “Clear Coat.” We finished it off with updated the hardware - modern pulls and knobs.
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one nightstand #2: so majestic

This piece has unique curves and a secret drawer at the top (yes there are actually three drawers), we felt the piece needed to have a regal feel when we were done with it.  We painted the entire nightstand with two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “Wanderess.” Then, we covered the drawers with a beautiful wallpaper very fitting for this piece. Next, we used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges and to give the piece a little more durability, we sealed it with Country Chic Paint’s “Clear Coat.” We kept the original hardware, but painted them in a metallic/champagne color.  
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one nightstand #3: mid century mod

This was such a fun piece to upcycle! It is actually a mid-century vinyl record cabinet! We wanted to pay homage to its mid-century roots. We painted with three Country Chic Paint colors that we felt spoke to its original era: Crinoline, Bliss and Sweet Dreams. Using painter’s tape, we taped off a pattern reminiscent of a mid century modern starburst and then filled in with Bliss and Sweet Dreams. We kept the original pulls, but cleaned them and updated with a champagne/metallic spray paint. The entire piece was finished off by sealing with Country Chic Paint’s “Clear Coat” for durability. What a fun piece – and yes, the vinyl record compartments are still intact! 
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one nightstand #4: she's got legs

This occasional table was worn and unappealing – but those legs! It had to be saved.We cleaned it up and gave a nice stain refresh to the top surface.Then we covered those legs and shelf in Country Chic Paint’s “Licorice” which is a beautiful color. We used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges and sealed the entire table with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat. This piece has nice height and would look so beautiful as a bedside table. 
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one nightstands #5 + 6: cabin ready

These two matching occasional tables were in need of an update. They were dated and lacked character. We removed the glass tops and replaced with reclaimed wood. Gave the wood a warm stain and sealed it.  Instantly they felt updated and suiting for today’s home interiors. Then, we painted the rest of the tables in Country Chic Paint’s “Rocky Mountain” and distressed with sandpaper. A fantastic transformation that we thought would look amazing in a Minnesota Cabin! 
This occasional table was worn and unappealing – but those legs! It had to be saved. We cleaned it up and gave a nice stain refresh to the top surface. Then we covered those legs and shelf in Country Chic Paint’s “Licorice” which is a beautiful color.  We used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges and sealed the entire table with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat. This piece has nice height and would look so beautiful as a bedside table. 
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one nightstand: #7 Little Traveler

This piece started out very plain and boxy. We thought we would give it an upcycle that suitable for a little boy’s bedroom. We painted the entire nightstand with two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “Licorice.” Then we covered the door front with a Minnesota map using a decoupage technique. Next, we used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges and to give the piece a little more durability, we sealed it with Country Chic Paint’s “Clear Coat.” For a little fun and keeping with the travel theme, we incorporated a lamp that we upcycled from an old globe. .  

 
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one nightstand #8: Stove Playset

This old nightstand had minimal character and interest. We decided to create something fun with it – and give it an entirely new purpose. We painted the entire nightstand with two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “Enchanted.” To give the piece a little more durability, we sealed it with Country Chic Paint’s “Clear Coat.”Then we created the stove top surface from an old picture frame and some round, wood cutouts. To give it some charm, we added a cute café curtain, and a place to hang a kitchen towel. This was a fun project and one that we anticipate some toddlers will get to enjoy playing with. 

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one nightstand #9: Sink Playset

This old nightstand had minimal character and interest. We decided to create something fun with it – and give it an entirely new purpose. We painted the entire nightstand with two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “Enchanted.” To give the piece a little more durability, we sealed it with Country Chic Paint’s “Clear Coat.” Then we created the kitchen sink surface by cutting out a few holes and inserted a metal bowl for our basin, and a sink faucet. To give it some charm, we added a cute café curtain, and a place to hang a kitchen towel. This was a fun project and one that we anticipate some toddlers will get to enjoy playing with.  Too bad it doesn’t come with running water. 😊
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one nightstand: #10 Surprise Storage

This piece started out as a very low occasional table that could not offer much function with the size of modern furniture. The table top was in horrible shape with peeling veneer, etc. We thought and we thought and we thought about what we could do to this little table so that it could be functional. Then – we decided to add a cool basket to the top!! To begin our project, we painted the entire table in Country Chic Paint’s “Rocky Mountain.” Next, we used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the legs and give it a rustic look that would lend well with our basket. We completely removed the old top surface and replaced with wood that could support our basket. Now we have a functional piece that could act as extra storage for throw pillows, blankets, toys, etc. We love how it turned out!

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