I had this nightstand from a bedroom furniture set and it just didn’t work for me. I mean, it is way too short for my tall bed, not to mention it was extremely outdated! I had snatched the drawers for a project (check it out here), so I was left with a little side table without drawers. Hmmm…what’s a girl to do? How about make it into a cute chalk painted side table with burlap shelves? Great idea!!
I don’t have a before picture, but the night stand originally belonged with this chest, so just use your imagination for a bit, ok?
I used my trusty chalk paint recipe (find it in this post) with some leftover paint to bring some color into this side table’s life. It was looking better already! I then used sandpaper to scruff it up a bit, then used some wood stain to accentuate the distressing detail. I added a poly top coat for protection and she was ready…for shelves!
I wanted this side table to have a beachy, shabby feel, so I decided to add burlap shelves. My husband cut out two pieces of plywood to fit, and I used my stable gun to cover the pieces with burlap. I slid the new burlap shelves into place and smiled. What a great transformation!
I really love the distressing detail on this piece! It makes such a cute, shabby side table now, doesn’t it? I think one of these would be so cute in a beach house, painted a cool, turquoise blue. What do you think? If I win the lottery and acquire a new beach house, I may have to paint this baby again! Actually, I could pay you to paint it!
What are your thoughts on this piece? Do you like the burlap shelves?
I’ve used burlap shelves before in another furniture piece.
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Don’t you just love seeing old pieces of furniture revived? I love that I was able to take an old, worn out item with no purpose, and change it into a useful side table for a living room. This cute little side table looks so much happier now, and I love that she brings a little bit of sunshine into the room now.
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