I found this little gem for $9 at the last yard sale I attended. Probably the last one of the year (sad face, single tear). Solid wood and sturdy. Really, I couldn’t leave it behind.
But, it’s definitely “of an era”. Rocking a seventies vibe. And, as I planned immediately to use it as the Kiddo’s night stand, it needs a little freshening up.
I love natural wood. And, mixing natural wood and solid paint in a two-tone palette just makes me so darn happy. So, it’s off to the sander for me (aka “my happy place”).
No big surprises, except I had to sand a little deeper than planned as some little rascal from its past appeared to of attacked it with a blue ball point pen, once upon a time.
Next a nice sealing protective coat of Varathane on the exposed wood. It’s like giving the old night stand a nice warm hug.
Next up, the paint. I LOVED this stage. It just all comes together. It was so nice and crisp and just made me appreciate the natural wood that much more.
Here is a little tip: The shelf was not removable, so to paint around it with a standard brush was a little challenging. The end of the brush handle kept knocking into the sides and shelf. So, I cut the handle down to size to allow me to have a smooth side-to-side brushstroke. So. Much. Better. See? Hacksaw to the rescue.
I was impatient waiting for this guy to dry. But the its best to give the Varathane a couple days before light use. So, I waited. And, then the fun part! Lugging it up to Kiddos’s room. Oh, it just looks so dang cute!
Isn’t the white and wood mix so fresh!? No more 70s.
And, fits right into the Kiddos’s toddler chic eclectic room, ya? But most important, she likes it. And loves having her little owl nightlight a little closer for when shes snuggling down at night. Cuuuute.