Friday, May 28, 2010

The 15 cent nightstand

Who would want this old nightstand that looks like it had a run in with a dog? Ummm-that would be me!
I did my usual priming (I used up three nearly empty cans), two light coats of paint, antiquing with a little brown craft paint rubbed on with a damp rag, and some light sanding of the edges.
I lined the drawers with some thrifted, strawberry contact paper. (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-the best novel in the whole world. The infamous fork-the best back scratcher in the whole world.)
Taaa daaa-a new nightstand. Can't beat that with a stick!
Now I have a place to put all the craft books I've been ordering. (Yes-that's my guilty pleasure! and thank you, Jessie, for gifting me Pretty Little Presents. I love it!)

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oh I love it! I'm a sucker for little stands like this too! 15 cents??? Great deal.

cumquats said...

Awesome. It looks I keep looking at decrepit old furniture and imagining what could be done to bring it alive, but I haven't been brave enough to make it happen. It looks great. Kim :)

cumquats said...

Sorry about the typo! lol Kim :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You can justify buying those craft books when you're buying furniture for 15 cents. Good deal.

Jodie said...

um hellloooo great minds think alike....i have had my eye on this sucker for weeks...... oh well, it looks good in its new home.

Holly C. said...

Kim-it's really pretty easy to paint up yucko furniture. You should give it a try!

Jodie-Sorry! I wish I would have known when it was in the back of my Jeep-I would have dumped it off for you.

Cindy said...

i LOVE finds like that, it looks great!