Do you ever have one of those moments when you’re either at a garage sale or thrift store and something stops you and makes you say, “Ooooohhh…”? I love when that happens. Take for instance this nightstand I spied. It is the perfect candidate for today’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday – a fun day where my blogger friend’s and I share some project goodness with you. Let’s get busy with this nightstand makeover, and be sure to check out the other projects below.
I’m calling this a nightstand, but really it is also an end table or side table or pretty much anywhere-you-want-to-put-it table. My oldest daughter, Miss C, was looking for a project since her and her siblings join me in my adventures. You can see her past work HERE and over HERE.
All I needed to see where those legs and detailing and I was hooked. Same went for her as soon as I showed it to her. She loved the idea and since I had my coupon we were able to score this piece for $7. CHA-CHING!
However, it did need some lovin’, as you can see. Time for a nightstand makeover, yessssss.
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At this point, Miss C had already used a scraper, rubbing alcohol, and some elbow grease to remove the sticky gunk on the top. You can see the spots where it was and even how the finish is flaking off as well.
First, Miss C chose to sand down that inner panel to see if she could revive the wood. Because that inner panel was a veneered layer, she delicately sanded off the layers with a 120 grit paper and my orbital sander. It took her nearly an hour of sanding just so that she could avoid going through the veneer.
Once she was done sanding the top, Miss C, also lightly sanded the rest to give it tooth for paint. Yup, the top was going to get revived and the bottom some paint lovin’.
Her color choice was the same color I used on this dresser, this bench, and my repurposed cart (can you tell I’m lovin’ it??) It’s called Bleached Linen by Behr. Miss C also knows how much I am in love with the Zibra brushes we now carry in my shop. She has found to love them too because they are easy to use, leave no brush strokes, and relive strain on your hand.
After the base cabinet was finished, Miss C chose to keep the wood in the lovely state that it was in on top, but add a bit of wash to create dimension. Exactly like I did to our dining table not so long ago.
Here it is with a whole new look…
I must say that it looks fantastic in my bedroom, doesn’t it? Which means tempting to keep. tee hee. But, good for you because Miss C is offering it in my shop for purchase. (SOLD – super fast!)
My absolute favorite is the top. So pretty! This has fast become a favorite nightstand makeover.
Just look at all that storage too! The things I could hide from my kids in there…mmm…
You can imagine I’m slightly proud of Miss C (and all my children). She does wonderful work and works hard at what she does. Like the rest of my gang, they are building up a savings by selling what they work on. That makes this mama very happy.
We’d love it if you would pin and share to inspire others to look twice at their current decor to give it new life. Or, to not be caught up in what they box stores have to offer. You CAN make your house your home on a budget. ♥ Oh, and be sure to head below to see what the other ladies have worked on for you!
WAIT!! Before you head off, check out these other Trash to Treasure Transformations: