Before & After: Nightstand Gets a Colorful Makeover

Before & After: Nightstand Gets a Colorful Makeover

Colleen Quinn
Oct 26, 2011

I will admit it — any time I walk or drive by a piece of furniture by the side of the road, I slow down for a closer look. I have to confess though if this little nightstand was the piece in question, I would have kept on moving. Thankfully for us, Leslie was determined to save this piece, and was willing to store it in her garage until inspiration struck.

The finish on this nightstand was too far gone to be saved, so Leslie created a blank slate with two coats of Annie Sloane's Chalk Paint in Old White. She bought some fabric (on sale of course) and used a little Modge Podge (and a lot of patience) to add some color and pattern to the sides and top of this piece. The sad little nightstand Leslie rescued from the trash is now ready to be a bright pop of wow in any bedroom.

For more pictures of this project, check out The Homeless Finch: Nightstand Upcycled.

Images: Leslie at The Homeless Finch.

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