Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Greek Key Night Stands

Today's quoteNeutral doesn't have to mean boring.
author ~ me


Every since I went with a more neutral color scheme in the master bedroom, I felt that it lacked any pizazz.  Know what I mean?  In order to get neutral right - at least in my little opinion - you need layers of texture and contrast..

When I started these changes, I knew it would be a process.  One that would evolve over time with ideas coming to me gradually.  Once the pillows were added, the night stands called for a new color.




I went with SW urban bronze for the color, but felt they needed something more.


My blogging friend and Weim lover, Rebecca from the blog GibbGabb, recently did a great makeover on her tables giving me the inspiration for my project.

Rebecca's tables

Finding a Greek Key pattern that I liked was easy after reading this post.  I began taping and re-taping until the pattern looked the OK.



After two coats of white semi-gloss and removing the tape, the best part by far, this is the result.

47 comments :

  1. Love these!! I think they give you the perfect amount of pizazz!

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  2. Did you make the bolster pillows? I need a tutorial. I want to make one really bad.

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  3. Thanks LindsB!

    Kelli, I purchased the pillows here for less than I could have made them myself. Love them!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/diypillows

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  4. Great touch! Love how the greek key adds an extra dash of style to the side table.

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  5. Just love what a little paint and creative thinking can do. Your room is so pretty.

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  6. Rene, Your table is gorgeous! So upscale and updated! I love the vignettte on your table too!
    You are right about neutrals. I redocorated my family room last winter, and I just had to add a little color. I chose some blue and white transferware to pull it together. I also added a big black and white floral, sorta like the impact of the key design.
    Your room is so inviting! You really nailed it!
    What a great visit!
    Yvonne

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  7. These look fab! You were worried about them?? I like them a lot! :)

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  8. Excellent! The clean lines of the nightstands works so well with the crisp greek key!

    I just love a touch of greek key! Adding some GK moulding to a vintage china cabinet tonight, in fact!

    the-bright-life.blogspot.com

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  9. oooo... i love the contrast of the black and white! So good lookin! :) Thanks for sharin my little tables!

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  10. Oh, Rene. It is beautiful. What a difference a pattern makes. Did it take a long time to tape off?

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  11. Love the tables! They're so dramatic with the greek key pattern on top, now. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. A great addition both to the room and the nightstands, well done Rene!
    Cathy

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  13. Oh wow, I really love this! It turned out fantastic! It really adds a pop of something unexpected while still playing into the neutral scheme. Great job!!

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  14. Unreal makeover. The tables look stunning. Thanks for the tutorial. Your room is gorgeous. Hugs, marty

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  15. Rene...you did a wonderful job!! They really add that pop to your room!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. Thanks ya'll! Courtney, taping it off was the hardest part for me. Definitely stimulated some gray matter. Now that one is done the other one should be a cinch.

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  17. Just the right amount of personality! These are gorgeous, as is your room. Love the roll pillows!
    XO,
    Michelle

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  18. Perfect, just what those tables needed!! I really like the way the room is shaping up!!!

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  19. So pretty Rene, It adds personality and I love those roll pillows!
    Kim:)

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  20. Looks great Rene!! Love those pillows also!

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  21. Rene, They're beautiful! And in my opinion, they're even better than your inspiration pictures. :)

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  22. Rene, this is so beautiful!! I love the pattern and your nightstand looks amazing! Love that little clock! :)

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  23. They look AMAZING! I love the pattern and the knobs. Stunning!

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  24. Fabulous! I love neutral looks for, as you say, and I agree with, the layers of texture and contrast. This is the perfect detail.

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  25. I think they look marvelous, Rene. :) Beauty is in the details, no?

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  26. Way to go sister! Love the greek graphic punch.
    pve

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  27. Your night stands are beautiful, Rene. You did a great job. I think these should be featured in a magazine!

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  28. Oh those look fantastic Rene. I love the contrast. I agree, magazine worthy!

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  29. Looks fantastic! I'm so impressed, Nicolex

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  30. Fantastic! I love the little glass knobs on the drawers and the pattern on top is beautiful. Love the pillows too on the white spread. I change my bedding over to an antique white coverlet in the summer. I love white in the bedroom. Nice job.

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  31. This is awesome! I will definitely have to try it.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. I have the same neutral theme in my bedroom as well. I love it! My walls are a greenish khaki with white chair rail and painted white below chair rail. I have sheer black and sheer white curtains on my windows. Very simple. Then my bed is an old vintage wood bed that i painted glossy black. I also have two matching vintage dressers that i also painted glossy black. But the reason i am mainly commenting is the picture you have on your nightstand??? I HAVE THE SAME ONE...!!! :) In fact i have four of them the same size as the one you have and a massive one. They really seem to add such a peaceful quality to the room. Love what you did to your room. Such talent! :)

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  33. They are gorgeous! Beautifully done :)
    Happy Weekend!

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  34. Those turned out so perfect, Rene!! Have fun on your vacation and enjoy your time unplugged!!

    xo,
    Tessa

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  35. Love that table! I'm struggling with needing some pizazz with my new neutrals. Would love to find some pillows with the Greek Key pattern.

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  36. Love the tables! They look fantastic.

    Kathy

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  37. This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

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  38. Rene, these Greek Key night stands are Brilliant. Love them.

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