I love simple furniture, and usually just paint pieces with one color, but lately I have been wanting some pattern to make the piece different and unique. I picked up this danish modern nightstand off of craigslist. I originally thought I would restain it, but after getting it there was some splotches on it that would not be covered up by stain, and the inside/back part is not solid wood. Most of the pieces I do always end up very girly, partly because of the design, but also what I do with it. I can't help it. Since this piece is mid century modern I thought I would try to make sure I did not go girly with it.
The finish on top was peeling, but had been touched up with Old English by the last owner so I had to sand off all the finish with the orbital sander. I painted 3 coats of black on the pieces, but left the drawer. I knew I wanted to do a geometric pattern with triangles, so I searched pinterest and found this dresser.
The drawer got 3 thin coats of poly, and the nightstand got 2 coats. I kept the original hardware since it has two screws, so it would be hard to find something new to fit. I think it works though. I definitely see this in a boys room as a nightstand. I really love the way it turned out!
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