The last couple of days have been spent getting Chelsea settled into a new apartment. And now I have a final photo of my night table makeover in her new bedroom. This project started months ago as I was going through the basement to see what stashed items I could clear out in anticipation of our own move in the next year or so.
My basement is a storage spot for a number of things I have saved and collected over the years. My brother had built a small nightstand in shop class back in the 80’s. I guess since he is living across the country, I somehow inherited the table. This was painted a vibrant orange and turquoise for her fifth birthday. I let her pick the colours, but the finished bedroom makeover entailed a “reveal” on her birthday. On her tenth birthday the walls were painted over, this time allowing her more involvement and growing her independence. Now at age 20, I love that she still asks for my opinion when decorating her room.
Stripping off the old paint from the table was actually an enjoyable task. Rather than feeling like I was stripping away memories of the orange and turquoise bedroom, I felt like I was removing evidence of a bad paint project! I still consider myself an amateur, but I think I have learned a few things over the years. And I love the idea that this piece of family history will come out of it’s grave in my basement, and get used again.
The paint I used for the project is a Mineral Fusion Paint in colour Bedford. The furniture paint is made in Canada, and didn’t require any special prep. In fact I probably could have skipped the paint removal step. It covers really well, and I did two good coats, and third touch up coat.
Chelsea finished it by lining the drawer with cardstock and modge-podge. I think it’s a perfect bedside table for her student apartment!