Chalkboard Nightstand Makeover DIY

My house has a little secret. Approximately 50% of all the furniture in my house was once destined to be trash.

With a little paint and a lot of love, most of them end up looking pretty ok and sometimes awesome!

before nighstand
before nighstand

Never underestimate those roadside piles.

Today's piece falls into the aforementioned statistic.

My husband brought this little wooden nightstand home a few years ago and I never could figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I used it in the kitchen for a couple years to store a basket of potatoes.  Then it served as the only open spot in the craft room to stash my serger.  But it never quite met its potential in either location.  

So a few days ago, I made a third attempt to liven it up before sending it to where it was heading in the first place.

I grabbed some chalkboard paint and brushed on two coats.

chalkboard nighstand
chalkboard nighstand

I almost waited the three days that is recommended on the paint can before adding chalk, but two days in and I just had to see if it was going to look as cute as I imagined.

I think it has finally found a suitable home.

chalkboard nigt stand
chalkboard nigt stand

For my boys' room, I had chosen six fabrics that I thought looked happy and fun. With them, I sewed basket liners for toys, curtains, a crib skirt and bunting to pull it all together.  A few years later, I added in a map and a globe to give a travel/adventure theme.

nigt stand 1
nigt stand 1

I really like the way this chalkboard nightstand ties into all that.

nigt stand
nigt stand

If the theme of the room should change in the next few years, this little piece is coming right along with it.  After all, its only chalk.

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