Monday, February 21, 2011

My nightstand re-do

I needed a new nightstand. I like them to be tall and have alot of surface area on the top.

Well while perusing Craigslist I came across this beauty:

Tall, wide and had soarage to boot! I new there was a gem hidden in there somewhere.

(Wanna know a secret? The whole time I was doing this all I wanted was to get featured on Better After. Is that hilarious? I'm obsessed with that blog.

Anyway, I spent a week

Sanding that bad boy down, then filling in the giant cut out where those inset pulls were
Filling dings and holes with wood putty
Sanding again
Sanding again
Painting 3 layers of black
then Painting 3 layers of Polyurathane
Measuring and drilling new holes for the pulls I ordered
Lining the drawers with cute fabric.

Whew! But I am madly in love with it now. Plus Clint is jealous and want's one which is always a bonus.

Crappy phone picture
 I should have taken a after picture before putting it in the dark bedroom, but I was too excited to to wait.

Yikes, I am an awful photographer. But you get the drift, right? It's black and sleek and modern and

Let's try this one more time:





  1. Awesome job Shellie! Looks like a brand new piece. :)

  2. Great find - beautiful transformation! You did a fantastic job!

    (My family calls me Shelly too!) It's nice to "meet" you!

    I look forward to seeing more!


  3. Hi Shelly!
    Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm so jealous of your find, it turned out great! I can't wait to see more from you, I'm your newest follower! :)

  4. Ack, I spelled your name wrong! Pet peeve of mine! Sorry Shellie! :)