Ready for another redo?
First, let’s give a big ole hand to True Value. They are the ones who provided the stuff to make this thing happen. They were the wind beneath this project’s wings. They were the gravity behind this ray of sunshine. And yes, that didn’t make any sense 🙂
It all started with a seven dollar bill and a little place I like to call Heaven. It was a clear, dry day….full of rainbows and unileprecorns. In a rare occurance, I uncurled my wings and teleported to my local branch of Goodwill to hunt treasures. That’s where I found this darling dresser…at least I think it used to be a dresser till the Giants placed it in the giant, hairy palm of their hand and squeezed. Such an enormous forearm strength can turn any dresser into a small nightstand. And then they tossed it into the back of their Honda coupe and drove it to this place of planetary motion to sell to the highest bidder. $7 later I tethered it to my wings and set flight dials for home.
Most of that story was untrue. But that is how dream-like shopping at Goodwill is to me…and how unrealistic it is to find a solid wood nightstand in great condition for $7. Those parts are true. Once I got it home, I cleaned it up and started the painting process.
For those of you interested, I use Zinnser Lacquer primer (it sticks to EVERYTHING), and dries uber-quick. Then I used antique white semi-gloss paint (using between-coat sandpaper between each coat of paint to get a gritless finish). I used about 3 coats on this little guy. Also, I did NOT put a clear coat over top…sometimes I will…sometimes not….when I do, I use Verathane water-based sealant.
So where was the destination for this little guy?
Glad you asked. It would go in the basement bedroom…
Previously, the only thing next to the side table was a little tv tray that my mom gave me. It worked for the time it was there…but I really wanted something to provide a sturdy spot for a guest’s drink and give a little extra storage. This leggy dude wasn’t cuttin it.
I also was able to reuse some of the knobs that I had in storage. They came off our old cabinetry…from the kitchen…from almost four years ago….yeah, we don’t throw anything away.
Are you ready to see the makeover results?
Are you sure?
Am I a tease?
If you answered yes to all three questions, then here you go:
Not bad, huh?
And it provides more storage…and a great place to rest a glass of water…or glasses or whatever.
The only thing I think I would change is the knobs. I like them, I do, but I think that they look a little sterile somehow. Is it me or does stainless steel sometimes do that to you too? Either way…it’s a huge improvement. I love how it hides the cord to the lamp, don’t you? Or maybe you just love the fact that this pup was only seven bones and a little elbow grease?
“I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.”