I’m not really a fan of my bed. It was my grandmothers and really wanted to keep it but I’ve always wanted a romantic vintage metal bed. So I’m trying to make it work. I’m afraid to paint it until I know what I’m doing with my bedroom. So to make the bed look better, I tried out a lot of nightstands. I couldn’t seem to get them right either. They were either too big, too small or not the right color.
In my basement I found an old nightstand from when I was a kid. It had seen better days. The veneer was pulling away and it had water stains. I did a lot of research and found that the secret to fixing it is wood glue, water and a hot iron. It worked and you wouldn’t even be able to tell once it was painted. I painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green.
I took a workshop at Community Forklift with Shabadaba Chic on transfers. She showed us how easily you could print an image and then transfer it to furniture or fabric. I wanted to give it a try on the nightstand and found an image I liked from Graphic Fairy . The hardest part was getting the image exactly where you want it. I thought I had it right but it was either a little high or a little too low.
I loved the nightstand so much, I went on a search for another one on Craigslist to use in my bedroom. I’m happy to report I found one for $30.