A few weeks ago I landed this table for the grand ol' price of FREE! She was in great shape and actually not too hard to look at - just not really my style or in line with my bedroom decor. The best part (aside from the price) was I have been needing a nightstand as we only have one - and of course we have two sides of the bed.
master bedroom makeover that I was temporarily using my tiny childhood nightstand borrowed from my mom's house. No more, people, no more!
|Don't mind the paint spill on the garage floor (Hubby wasn't too happy about that...oops)|
After the paint was completely dry I topped her off with two coats of Minwax semi-gloss polycrylic. This does several things. First, it protects the paint job. Second, it gives the flat chalk paint a little shine. I went with clear semi-gloss because I didn't want too much sheen, but I wanted a little bit of light to bounce off the table. Finally, and most importantly, the polycrylic finish prevents against scratches from things placed on the table.
I went with polycrylic over polyurethane because it does not have a yellowing effect on the paint.
|Find me some handles!!!|
And just because I can't stop starring at my new nightstand...here are a few more pictures of this beauty!
The nightstand is just the latest DIY project to add to the growing list in the master bedroom. It actually wasn't until I styled the nightstand that I realized just how many labors of love are in this one room. Click here for 7 more easy DIY Bedroom Ideas.
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