Revolving nightstand

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.

PVL - Nightstand After

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.

PVL - Nightstand before

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.

PVL - Transfer

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.

PVL - Nightstand Upclose

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