Since I sell many little items and crafts in my Booth #555 at the Peddlers Mall, I am always in need of more shelving. And the other night at a local auction, I won this little white night stand for only $5.
Sure it needs some work, (has a top drawer missing!) but for $5 I knew I could do something with it. It's real wood, so it's sturdy. Something you don't hardly find now a days. lol.
I took one can of Walmart brand black spray paint to it.
Then just roughly sanded all the edges after it dried. I liked it like that so I left it. And where the top drawer was missing, I just stapled in a strip of black and white fabric.
I got the idea to use some pine boards because we are currently
remaking our kitchen and I just laid a piece on the top of the
nightstand, and liked it. So it just went from there. And believe me, I
do not do exact cuts and measurements. I'm bad with that stuff, but this
one still turned out good. The pine boards are really easy to cut with
just a simple jig saw. I used a
few more 1x3 pine boards (maybe for trim?) and kinda just doodled a little drawing, in the shape of a basic ladder, kinda. lol. and just cut cut
cut until I got it to looking like a little shelf. That is what I am
putting on top of the night stand to give it height and extra
storage/display in my booth.
And here's what I came up with.
And for the back. I went out into the garage, searching for something to make it a little bit more sturdy. And guess what I found. I had a black bookcase sitting out there holding on VHS Disney tapes. Lol. So I turned it around and removed half of the backing from that. Since it's not holding nothing great, I won't really care if it has a back or not. And I cut the cardboard type backing with regular scissors. That stuff is very thin! But it worked great!
And once again, here's the before:
Hope you got some inspiration from this and can maybe turn an old broken piece of furniture into something useful in your home or your craft booth!
Happy Crafting Ya'll!