This little bookcase was a $40 Craigslist find that I’ve never quite found the right spot for, but with the 525,600 books we own (and by “we ” I mean Ron), it is absolutely useful and necessary.
And speaking of not fitting in, have you noticed my nightstand situation in the Master bedroom? Not quite the most symmetrical setup…
So, I solved both problems at once with a few coats of paint. And it looks amazing, thank you very much. The white paint brought life to it, and it will look fabulous against my soon-to-be-painted walls!
As you can imagine, it took more than a few coats of paint to go from black to white (4 coats to be exact), but now we know a thing like this is possible, folks! And I will share a secret with you: I didn’t even sand. We will see if this comes back to bite me later, but the paint seemed to stick fine so I went with it. I used the leftover paint and finishes from our closet-to-desk project, and the same primer-paint-poly method that I listed out here. I can not be happier with the way it turned out, or the total cost of $0.00
What about you? What are your deep, philosophical thoughts on nightstands? Am I the only weirdo that likes to use bookcases and dressers instead? Is it ok to mismatch as long as they are a similar size/color? Drop a comment, let’s discuss!