When I spotted a small chest of drawers at one of my favorite local antique shops, I quickly claimed it for a couple of reasons. The first was the price tag: $18. The second reason was the size. I’ve been on the lookout for small chests of drawers to use as bedside tables. I had raised the bed last summer to get extra storage underneath and now the heights and proportions of the tables that we use as nightstands are way off. They are just way too small. Painting this small chest of drawers is also my project for this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin Contest!
Pretty Painted Chest of Drawers
This small chest of drawers was in really good shape. Very sturdy, just in need of a paint job!
I used three coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in French Vanilla. This is the perfect name for this color since it really does look exactly like french vanilla ice cream!
I sanded lightly between the coats of paint to ensure a smooth finish. I finished with a light coat of clear furniture wax.
I replaced the original wooden drawer knobs with these pretty, clear rose knobs from Hobby Lobby.
I love those knobs!
Now I have the perfect sized night stand. I just need to get it carried upstairs.
But in the meantime, I’ll enjoy next to the stenciled chair in the family room for a few days.
And check back on Thursday. I might just add a little something somethin’ somethin’ to this little chest of drawers! Or not. We’ll see . . .
Click here to see what I added to the drawer fronts!
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