Remember earlier this year when we bought that dilapidated nightstand off Craigslist for $10? Here are a couple of shots of it in case you don’t:
Right so, that nightstand. It needed just a little TLC. A little glue here, a little hammer action there. A little shaved inch or two off the uneven legs. Because the handles weren’t saveable and were an unusual size we ended up removing them, filling up the holes with wood putty, sanding it down and then drilling new holes for new handles. And then a couple of coats of paint. And VIOLA! New nightstand!
Typically with DIY projects that Christopher and I do, he does the building and I do the painting (like with Oreo’s organizer that I shared with you guys). But I hadn’t gotten around to painting this one yet because I was waiting for warmer weather before braving the elements (I usually paint outside or at least open a window) and what do you know… that sweet husband of mine did the work for me. Other than picking out the handles at Hobby Lobby and choosing the paint color (which was one we already had left over at the house), I didn’t lift a finger to refurbish this gorgeous nightstand. That husband of mine is a sweetheart. 🙂
I love, love, love how it turned out! We’ve been slowly redecorating one of our guest rooms and this lovely nightstand will be living there. Once the room is a little more put together I’ll share some before and after photos of it as well. Though it might be awhile before it’s finished. Projects like this are usually pretty slow going because we have a general vision in mind, but take our time with finding good deals on things (like the Queen sized blanket I found for FIVE DOLLARS at a thrift store – one good wash and it was PERFECT!).