Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Goodwill Grab

While on vacation I stopped into the local Goodwill on a whim.
I had a great time browsing books (bought 3), handbags (bought one fun tote),
and of course, the furniture.
I found this little nightstand which I HAD to have.
(Sorry kids, I am not sure how we are all getting home now)

The style is similar to some furniture we had growing up,
but mostly I love the lines of this little dresser.
Best of all, it was $6.99.

I decided to go the easy route, and bought a vintage white spray paint
that boasted "no sanding or prep work needed".
I was happy with what 2 coats of paint gave me.

I was in a panic, because I could only remove the top knob for painting.
After one coat, though, I saw that the spray paint really filled in nicely around the
lower drawer pulls, so I guess I got lucky on that.

This will probably end up in my reading nook,
a place to stash all my notebooks and highlighters,
but for now I am enjoying it in the corner of our breakfast area,
where it can hold my (fake) Scentsy.

I love the final product,
and this has inspired me to take on more makeovers for around the house.
This may move around a few times before it finally finds it's permanent home,
but for now I think it's a great start.

Feeling ready to makeover your own little piece?
I used Krylon Fusion Gloss paint in Dover White.
Be sure to link up your post in my comments so I can come peek!


Lee said...

LOVE it!! I had a similar set when I was growing up too. It looks fantastic with a coat of paint!!

Kristina P. said...

Super adorable! It looks perfect there.

Lynnae said...

Wow! It turned out so good. I thought the handles especially made it look romantic, and to read that it was just the result of not being able to get them off the drawer....I like it!
You are giving me courage to paint my vanity. That looks SO great!

Bonnie said...

I love it!! I actually have the matching dresser, desk, and hutch that I grew up with. I painted them white and my daughter uses them in her room, so cute. I even added some cute flowery knobs to dress it up a bit.