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M Fox
« on: December 02, 2007 04:49:35 PM »

Like another craftster mentioned, I didn't want to buy an item that I would not use.  I found this nightstand at a thrift store for $5.  If it had been mine, I would have tossed it in the trash!  Roll Eyes  Two of the drawers were broken and three of the supports inside were loose.  Someone had carved 'IL7' on the front, and it looked like it had really been kicked around.

I didn't buy anything to transform this nightstand - I used items I already had (used my stash!).  I sanded it all down and repaired the drawers and supports (with popsicle sticks!).  The paint was left over from our living room.  I stenciled the top and drawer fronts using designs I already had, and I lined the drawers with felt.

I'll put this in the family room by my chair to hold crafting supplies.  Grin





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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 05:06:45 PM »

You took such a sad little piece of furniture and made it GORGEOUS!  Great job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 05:47:36 PM »

That turned out really really nice. I love the compact yet functional size of it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 05:55:07 PM »

Thank you!

"Sad" - I used that word, too, when I first saw it.

The drawers are actually quite spacious.  A sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper fits in with room to spare.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 05:55:47 PM »

Great Job!!! Love the colors and designs you put on it.
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chorto78
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 06:04:23 PM »

This turned out so beautifully. I had a night stand very similar to that, I finally gave up on its transformation but now I wish I had it back!
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 06:38:36 PM »

Awesome transformation!  It looks fantastic  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007 08:25:02 PM »

Aren't you glad someone didn't throw it away? You made a one of a kind piece of furniture.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007 11:03:07 AM »

I love the stencil on the top! Where'd you find it? Did you create that pattern yourself? Beautiful work.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007 04:55:45 PM »

Wow gorgeous!!
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