Thursday, July 4, 2013

Nightstand to Glider Side Table - A Transformation!

Since my early 20s, I've always loved thrifting. I like to decorate things, and make them my own, and it's easiest to do that with cheap items from thrift stores, garage sales, etc.

We got this eyesore nightstand.
Looks pretty rough, doesn't it? But it's a really cute shape, and a sturdy piece of furniture, so I decided to rescue it!

We decided to turn it into a side table to put in Ian's nursery next to the glider. Since the theme in Ian's nursery is Finding Nemo, we went with a turquoise and orange color scheme in there. And since it's a small piece of furniture, I decided it needed BADLY to stand out. So we (ok, Scott) slapped a coat of paint on it.
And then another coat, and then another coat. (We bought a full quart for $9)
(Paint color is : Caribbean Sea by Glidden)

Once we were happy with the color and the coverage, the project was brought to me for it's finishes!
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a paper that I thought would be fun to use to the accents, and wound up with an orange chevron pattern. I lined the inside of the drawer with it, as well as put it on the very back of the open cubby on the bottom.

We bought a two pack of wooden drawer knobs, from Menards. ($0.99) We dipped the knob so it was all white, and I then Mod Podged the same chevron paper over the front of it to tie it all together.

And here it is today, in it's home next to the glider!

Nighstand : FREE
Paint : $9
Knobs : $1
Paper : $2
Mod Podge (already had on hand)
Grand Total?

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1 comment:

  1. I love the background and drawer! What a fun piece
    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now
    Hope to see you there

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