“Flea market finds give a newly decorated place soul.” – designer Emily Henderson
I mentioned a couple of days ago that I want to give our guest room a makeover, and that it will include new furniture (some new furniture anyway). I have two little mismatched tables that I have been saving to repaint and use as nightstands, and I finally got one of them painted.
I bought this little table at the flea market last year . I don’t remember exactly what I paid for it, but I know it was less than ten dollars – it was about to rain and the vendor practically begged me to take it because he didn’t want to load it back into his truck. Here it is in my basement, waiting for a little love and attention:
I covered the table with two coats of Vintage Market & Design Chalk Paint in Oxford, did some light distressing around the edges, and then sealed it with Vintage Market & Design Clear Wax and now it looks like this:
From the looks of it, this table is actually one side of an old vanity, but I think it’s pretty cute as a standalone piece – and it still has the original hardware, so that’s always a plus in my book. I’m sure a lot of people would change them out for something with a little more style, but I like these little round pulls for some reason. 🙂
I think it will end up being really cute in the room, although to be honest this was not the color I originally intended to paint it. Way back when I first brought it home, I assumed I would paint it some shade of white, and then recently I was certain I was going to paint it black – and then when I got to the store to buy the black paint, I walked out with the gray. So I guess I landed somewhere in the middle?? There is no explaining how my brain works sometimes! 🙂
I’m going to leave it this way until the room starts to come together, and if I decide then that it’s not working, I’ll repaint it – but the Oxford is really starting to grow on me and I’m excited to get the other table painted to match.
What do you think of this little nightstand? What about the color? I’d love to hear your thoughts – share them with me below!