June 17, 2012

Carved Nightstand Redo

Summer is my busiest time. I'm a complete sloth in the winter, and then warm weather comes around and suddenly I'm split into 18 different directions. That may also be because I have ADD. Jury's still out on that one.

Anywho. So instead of taking photos of myself wearing clothes from the 70s, I've been doing small projects around the house non-stop.

My husband and I wanted a small nightstand or end table for our bedroom, so instead of buying a new one I dug out this old beast.

It sat in my parents' bedroom for years and years when I was growing up. While a lot of people would send this puppy to Goodwill post-haste, I thought I could turn it into something new. A few coats of paint later...

Me likey! I haven't actually put it into the bedroom yet, hence the deck photos. This project only took 2 days. I removed the hardware, slapped on a few coats of oil-based primer the first day, and a few coats of RustOleum's American Accents paint in Summer Squash on the second day. I replaced the handles with a few plain white knobs I had lying around, and she was all done.

On to the next project!


  1. What an amazing transformation! Love the new look.

    1. Thanks! I couldn't bear to part with that nightstand, so thank goodness for good paint!

  2. Wow, it's beautiful!! I really have to get to work on some old furniture I can't bear to part with either. Paint is an amazing tool!!
    Coming to you from The Shabby Creek :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Oil-based primer and good paint are gifts from the gods, that's all I have to say.

  3. Ooh, that table is so fun in yellow!


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