From Trash to Treasure


Many years ago, we had reluctantly inherited a pair of vintage nightstands.  I was not a big fan of them since day one.  They were dated and a bit of an eye sore to me.  In fact, on a few occasions I have seen similar style of furniture left on the sidewalk with a sign that said “FREE” begging anyone to just take them away.  If I could find something ANYTHING structurally wrong with the nightstands, I would have been more than happy to part with them.  Oh how I loathed these indestructible solid wood furniture which were built to outlive me… 
(I never took a "before" picture of my nightstands.  
This was the closest one I could find on google)



For weeks I had searched unsuccessfully on craigslist in hope of finding some cheap furniture for my next chalk painting project.  Just when I thought I was at the end of my rope, my husband reminded me of the long forgotten nightstands that had been left collecting dust in the basement.  “Hmmm…” I thought to myself “That’s gonna be a huge waste of time and paint to tackle these pair…”  If I were to have any chance of selling them on craigslist, I would have to take creativity to a whole new level!  






I was really unsure about doing chalkboard art on the nightstands.  It was definitely risky since I had never seen it done before but I went with my gut anyway.  Once finished, I turned them over to craigslist and waited in anticipation.  Well… actually, I didn’t have to wait too long.  The nightstands were sold in a matter of day!  I guess I did alright on this one after all.


 P.S.  When it was all said and done, there was a part of me that was sad to see the nightstands go…





4 comments:

  1. Great job! I love the color and I love the graphics you added. It's no surprise they sold so fast. Thanks for sharing at our Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. It's so encouraging to hear from experts like yourself. Will be keeping an eye out for inspiration from you on Pinterest.

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  2. awesome! Love the job you did on these babies!!!!

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