Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing a child’s night table that may or may not have been originally intended for a child. It’s also a great piece to show that even the most plain of pieces can be made super cute!
My back is definitely on the mend, so I hope to have a brand new makeover for y’all on Tuesday!
I passed on this night table when I originally came across it priced at $29.95, but when I returned a week or so later, it had been reduced to $20:
There’s a shelf that looks like it’s missing, but it is lying on the bottom there. I’m not sure why, but I was drawn to it for some reason. Maybe because it was a really nice quality piece.
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Because it wasn’t very tall, I immediately pictured it as a sweet piece for a child’s room.
The top had some damage to it:
I knew I would need to sand it smooth so I decided to sand the shelves as well using my rotary sander…
I pulled my inspiration for this night table from this cute table and chair set I redid a few years ago:
The top had a white-washed look to it.
I love the effect of white-washing and it is SO easy to do! My preferred method is with water-based Voodoo gel stain in a gray color called Up in Smoke and watered down chalk paint.
How to Whitewash Furniture
I shared how I do it on a stool in this quick how-to video below:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
When that finish dried, I painted the rest of this table in a simple, clean white.
This color is Inked in satin by Behr…just look at that crusty can. It was a super old can of paint I had left over from Brennan’s nursery! I had to add a bit of water to this one and mix it really well.
I gave it two coats and then removed the outer piece as soon as I applied the second coat. I used this tool to help remove the smaller pieces, but I let it dry for about 10 minutes or so before removing them so I didn’t mess up the finish.
I then added the stripes just like my inspiration piece. I used parts of the whale cut-out so the stripes wouldn’t quite meet the blue:
I used my favorite FrogTape, and even reused some of the pieces.
I added the racing stripes to all three shelves…
This whale is just the sweetest!
You could pair this with solid white furniture or even blue or gray furniture!
And here it is naked so you can actually see it!
I love creating pieces for littles. You can have so much fun with them.
I’m so glad this piece was marked down on my second visit!
This little fella belonged to Jack when he was a baby. Using these sweet things to stage brings back so many memories.
And now he’s in his third year of college!
This was a fun one to look back on. I hope y’all enjoyed it!
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UPDATE: See what I did with it HERE!!
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