If you didn’t have a chance to check out the blog sale this weekend, stop by – there are still some items left!
Now on to that navy blue nightstand. You might remember a few weeks ago I shared an inspiration photo of a coral and navy blue little girl’s bedroom. I decided to incorporate the color palette into Ellie’s room by painting her nightstand navy blue and her dresser coral.
The dresser is still in process – I worked on it this weekend and after getting two coats on realized the color wasn’t at all what I wanted. Too much pink and not enough coral. But I have a new paint color in hand and will be starting round two today. So it goes sometimes…
The nightstand, however, tuned out exactly as I pictured. Navy blue can be tricky but this was just the color I was hoping for – a brighter navy that didn’t come off looking royal blue but wasn’t so dark that it looked black. I used Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore in a semi-gloss finish. I’ll warn you, though, it looked a little bright outside in the direct sun. Once I got it into Ellie’s room it was perfect.
As for the process, I used my new paint sprayer, which HomeRight sent me to try out a few weeks ago and, let me tell you, I L.O.V.E. it. It’s the Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer and I have used it almost every day for the past week. I’m bordering on obsession with it.
Here’s the piece I started with:
And a last side-by-side of where we started and where we are now…