I'm super excited about this project...mostly because I made it for me and in only two days. Look at this beauty:
This is what I paid $4.25 for at Goodwill's 50% off Independence Day sale (in other words, the BEFORE):
The piece itself had very little wrong with it other than the fact that it was severely outdated! Structurally, it had great bones and only needed a few small nails replaced to keep the back attached. To make it mine, I grabbed some yellow paint that I had picked up from the "oops table" and added a plaster of paris and water mixture that would give it same texture as chalk paint (chalk, not chalkboard).
Then a bit of sanding all over to smooth out the paint and distress the nightstand, a coat of wax and a "new" handle (really it's an old handle that I picked up at Habitat for Humanity, and is more my style).
And, I could't forget the kitties! So, I whipped up a pillow that would fit the space puuuurrrfectly! I couldn't resist and I make no apologies for being so corny!
The finishing touches include a hugely over-sized bunch of garden fresh daisies in a gorgeous thrifted pitcher, some of my favorite books and a homemade soy candle embellished with a piece of broken jewelry.
Now if that's not thrifted, I don't know what is. Have you refinished a thrift store find lately?
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