It's kind of a given that somewhere at some point in the moving process, a few items of yours will get broken or damaged. You could wrap everything in seven layers of bubble wrap and it will still happen. It's just one of the joys of moving. That being said, most of the furniture that went into the moving pod painted a light color had to be repainted once it came out on the other side, and I got a few major dings on some dark wood too that were a bit too obvious to ignore. So, what do you do when a furniture item needs a little help? Makeover!
We've had these side tables (I think they were from Target originally) for about five years now, and it took moving them to a new place for me to realize they were a bit dull (not to mention scratched now) and could use some sprucing up. Here's what I did to give them some new life:
First I took out the drawers, flipped the nightstand upside down, and used a jigsaw to cut the wooden legs flush with the bottom of the nightstand. Once the legs were off, I gave the wood a quick sanding and painted the body and drawers a glossy white.
I gave the round knobs a quick brush of spray paint and cut down this adorable (and removable!) wallpaper to fit the fronts of the drawers.
For the final touch, I added these brass campaign chest corners (product E307) to the front of the nightstand at the top and bottom, and my new nightstand was complete!
As you can see, this process resulted in quite the transformation! I can't even believe it's the same nightstand, and to say I love it is a bit of an understatement. The white looks so fresh with the gold accents and the palm paper is the perfect way to add some fun. I feel like I certainly made some lemonade out of my moving-related lemons on this one…xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.