THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Free Nightstand Makeover

Well here she is in all her glory.
You can check out the before pics  Here! & Here!


Overall I am fairly happy with it.  Was it worth diving in a dumpster.....Heck Yah!
Plus I grabbed a few other items for Christmas,  If only I would have had the time to dive a little deeper, as dollars to doughnuts, there was more in that bin.   Where did that saying come from, "Dollars to Doughnuts"?

Painted the inside a coral pink (but because I had to use my flash it shows more bubblegum pink).

and cuz yah, I totally got it for $0.49.  Sorry to my sister who hates the color, and kept cocking her head wondering what I was thinking!

I covered a piece of heavy cardboard in wallpaper to attach to the back.


The crack in all its glory.


The crack repaired with a two part epoxy.

I love the grain of the veneer.  I rubbed the entire piece down with carnauba wax to seal the wood.

The concrete top with two coats of sealer.

A quick look before my funky knobs.

My funky knobs.


Not sure if I will make a basket for the bottom or just call it a day.
  Think I'll live with it for a month or so and see how it works.


  I was also thinking of painting the entire length of the legs in a checkerboard pattern similar in color to
 the knobs.  
  Any thoughts?

  Next up will be the new night stand for Hubby's side,
 but first, a porch makeover happened, and I was there for the whole thing!
As always
 Cheers!!


5 comments:

  1. I love it! Nicely done! Those knobs are fabulous. I think either way, painting or just letting the sides be, work. I like the idea of a basket on the bottom shelf, but I am kind of a basket junkie myself.

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  2. I'm loving the pink inside of the cabinet and the rounded front. Totally worth pulling it out of the dumpster.

    Visiting from the Aloha Friday Blog hop and am a new follower, pop by and visit sometime.

    Have a good weekend,

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  3. I LOVE it! The counter, those knobs, the pink...beautiful! I love it like that, maybe a basket later on. Awesome job!

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  4. Gorgeous wood veneer, awesome concrete top, cool knobs, bright paint- what more can you ask for in a piece of furniture?! Love it!

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Cheers to great words!