Monday, March 21, 2016
Nightstand with a marble top
Yet another Craiglist find being posted below.
I had been meaning to replace my nightstand for some time, as it just doesn't have enough storage and isn't really my style. I tried to refurbish another old nightstand of mine, but the wood splintered and cracked after painting and I had to move on.
I had planned to paint the old one gray (yes, I really like gray) and had already bought a 18 x 18 marble tile on Amazon to put on top of it. I love Carrarra marble but since it is so high maintenance and not "life friendly", I thought a nightstand would be a safe place to put it.
Here's the tile:
Cue cheap Craiglist find:
Unlike my old nightstand, this nightstand's top was not exactly 18 x 18. It was more like 20 x 18. I used a saw and cut approximately 1.5 inches off each side. I had to then sand the edges to a "bevel" leading up to the top, because I would have cut off the sides of the nightstand if I had cut off more.
I then cleaned it up and painted everything on the outside gray.
I found a really cute knob at Anthropologie:
I decided not to paint the inside of the nightstand. I may paint the edges of the door and add a shelf on the inside. For now, it is way more spacious than my previous nightstand. It is also beautiful!