Nightstand Makeover


I picked this little table up at Deseret Industries FOREVER ago for $15.  It had good bones, nice lines, and when I opened a drawer to check its condition, I found the Ethan Allen brand burned into it, also identifying it as solid birch.  It had an ugly stain on the top so leaving it was not an option, so it came home with me to be re-painted.


I sanded it, then painted it navy blue, and then painted the aqua on top of that.  I wanted it to wear with that darker blue beneath it to show through when it gets scuffed over time, as has already happened thanks to my eager children.  I kept the original brass drawer handles and like how they stand out.  But my favorite part of all might be the legs.  I painted the bottom six inches of each leg metallic gold and I’m totally hooked.


In fact, I talked my daughter into letting me do the same thing on a project for her room as well.  I’ll share more on that soon.  And I’m wondering what else I can paint gold.


This little table fits perfectly next to the bed in our guest room/studio.  I’m happy with how it turned out and grateful to cross a project off my list.  That always feels good, doesn’t it?


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