A while back (like a LONG while back) I picked up this little nightstand or side table for $6 at a yard sale. I just couldn’t pass it up for $6! I never did find a place for it in our last home and so it sat in the garage. When we moved I *almost* sold this instead of moving it but I really did love this little table and hoped I could find someplace to use it in our new home. And I’m so glad I kept it!
Because this is how it looks now! I needed a small nightstand for this side of the bed in the guest room to just pull the bed out a little bit from the wall and give a place for a lamp and this table was perfect!
The top and front was a bit rough so I sanded all that smooth.
That’s a question I get a lot is do I sand before I paint especially when I am using chalk paint. The only parts I sand are damaged areas – knicks, scratches, dents, paint drips, and just general yuckiness. You have to start with a smooth surface but you don’t have to sand all the paint off or go down to the raw wood – you are just wanting to smooth anything rough.
Then I applied 2 coats of Rustoleum Country Gray Chalked paint (affiliate link). I love this color and the way paint covers and goes on so well.
I also gave the handle a quick coat of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint (affiliate link). I may eventually switch this handle out with something more fun but it looks so much better just cleaned up!
The guest room is looking so much better! I have one or two more projects I want to complete in here and then phase 1 of this room will be done!
So glad I found and kept this little table – it finally found a perfect spot in my guest room.