I already had this little vintage nightstand on one side of the bed.
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 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.
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
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.