Update: Be sure to check out the tutorial on painting laminate furniture, using this side table, here.
When the big floor plan switch takes place over holiday break, I’ll have room for a side table. I’ve been anxious to get started on the whole process so I went and shopped all my usual haunts for a good side table – Goodwill, St. Vincent dePaul and Craigslist. With no luck. Boo.
And then just before Halloween I was at Goodwill meandering the 50% off sale when I found this sad little campaign-style nightstand. (For those unaware, campaign-style furniture is furniture marked with metal, usually brass, brackets in each corner.)
What a sad little thing. Beat up. Laminate wood. Dingy brass. Smelly.
So of course it was love at first sight. And at $4 (it was 50% off furniture day) I couldn’t say no.
Things are looking up for this little table.
And here’s proof that a nightstand doesn’t always have to sit next to a bed. This is going to be an awesome little side table in the new living room.
I’ll have all of the DIY details (painting laminate, colors I used, cost, etc.) next week. But for now, I’m going to enjoy my little green table.
p/s: If you can guess the name of the green spray paint used I will give you one billion internet points.
p/p/s: There’s only one way to find the stuff you want at Goodwill. You MUST go ALL.THE.TIME.