As long as I've lived in this house -- 23 years -- I have used the nightstand that I had as a teen and an end table on either side of my bed in my master bedroom. It honestly didn't matter to me since not very many people see my upstairs. However, the end table never really worked as it only had one small drawer and so everything else spilled to the top of it and I often had no room for my necessities -- water bottle, sleep machine and book.
So, when two nightstands suddenly appeared for a price beyond belief at a recent house sale, I told my husband to grab them! They are a little larger than I wanted and the style wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but the price was right and I knew I could transform them. So, with the magic of Annie Sloan chalk paint, I transformed them into exactly what I wanted.
Here's the before. (Excuse the blurred focus -- it was dark and I took it with an old iPhone).
And, the after.
I decided to keep the wood top because I liked the look of the planked wood. I love using chalk paint because there is no need for any prep. I simply washed it inside and out with a mild soap and water, let it dry and then painted. I used Olde White. It's a color I've used on many pieces. Then I distressed it by sanding it in spots and added the Annie Sloan clear wax. Done!
Sharing at Between Naps on the Porch.