(Image credit: Rita Killilea)

Several years ago, Rita found this unfortunate looking, 40-year-old nightstand in her mother's basement and adopted it. She tells us it wasn’t much to look at to begin with and it’s certainly taken a beating since, so she decided it was finally time to give this neglected piece of furniture a facelift.

(Image credit: Rita Killilea)

Didn't see that one coming! We're loving the punch of personality Rita gave this little table.

From Rita:

After 4 stripping processes and a good sanding, I stained the legs and sides with a dark walnut. I’m a wood purist at heart, but felt my room was a little too neutral with the grey walls, grey closet, and grey carpet. I decided to go out of my comfort zone and add paint to the drawer front, shelf, and top. The piece feels entirely new and absolutely adds a playful quality to the room that I've grown to love.

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Thank you Rita!