This is actually the piece of furniture that got me started on my painting spree. I picked it up from a freecycler, sight unseen, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was solid wood (except for the top, which is a sort of formica…or something like that!).
I was unsure of how well it would take paint, but I sanded the whole thing down and gave it a try.
Here’s what it looked like when I got it.
And here it is after some paint, and some hardware modification.
I think this is still my most favorite piece of furniture that I’ve gotten from freecycle…I just love the lines of it. It’s not fancy and overdone, but it’s not plain and boring either.
The only thing is, I wish I had one more like it. If I did, I’d SO be putting them in my bedroom and getting rid of my particle board nightstands! I would settle for something that was just similar (I think as long as they were both black with silver hardware, it could work), but nothing has come down the Freecycle pike recently. I can be patient, though.
Edit: This is the method I use to paint my furniture.
Edit the second: I didn’t find a match to this piece, but I did find a set of nightstands from Goodwill to go in my bedroom. And I painted them black because of course. This piece now resides in my living room as a side table.