Last summer I got this vintage nightstand from a neighbor.
I already had this little vintage nightstand on one side of the bed.
While I had this monster on the other side of the bed. ignore the tag…. you know it’s illegal to remove them, right? hehehehe
So, recently while I’ve been trying to slowly get back to work, I decided it was time to work on this little freebie nightstand.
It had a really glossy finish and a little water damage on the top. I sanded it lightly, but then decided that was too much work—so I decided to mix up some DIY Chalk Paint in the Glidden Crisp White Linen that I used on the other tables in my bedroom.
I believe the color on the nightstand was Heirloom White. You can see a little difference in the new color.
I didn’t have a problem with the hardware, but I didn’t like the color. You can see it was sort of bronze. I painted it with some spray paint. I think it was black. I stopped to take this picture so you can see the before and after.
The water damage is still there, but less noticeable.
I started to distress it, but the original paint was on there so good, I couldn’t get down to bare wood, so I just left it alone. My heart wasn’t really in this project, so I didn’t even wax or seal the chalk paint. It’s not going to get much abuse in my bedroom—it’s on Louie’s side of the bed. hahaha
I reattached the hardware, and I love the way it looks against the white.
I don’t generally paint the inside of the drawers, but to give them a fresh clean look, I gave them two quick coats.
Here it is in the bedroom, so happy that big clunky table is gone.
It now holds my t.v. Being the impatient DIY’er that I am, I put it in the room as soon as I finished it.
TIP: I knew that the t.v. would stick to the paint, so I placed some wax paper under it. It has worked like a charm. I’ll wait till it’s fully cured before I remove the wax paper.
It makes me smile to see it beside the bed, sort of makes me want to un-distress the other one—but I’ll save that for another day.
I know a lot of people don’t have t.v.s in their bedroom, but I watch t.v. each night before I go to sleep, and I watch Good Morning America each morning when I wake up. I can’t imagine NOT having a t.v. in there. So, that’s the question of the day—IF you have a t.v. in the bedroom, do you have a favorite show to watch as you fall asleep? I watch back to back episodes of Frazier, then I usually turn on HGTV, and set the timer for 30 minutes. I’m never awake when the timer goes off.
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