Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Map Topped Night Stand

The beauty started off as a generic prefab night stand discarded during a movers purge. It was a little sad and worn...totally forgot to take a before pic. 

Anyways, after a good washing, some TLC, and a few coats of homemade chalk paint in off white this night stand was ready to stand out. I wanted to do another paint stick top but didn't have enough on hand to cover this top. Plan B: fabric. 

Fabric remnant from Hobby Lobby, its so cute I'm seriously thinking of buying the bolt. Its a repeating map pattern rather than an actual map so I positioned the remnant based on the pattern rather than the edges of the fabric. Mod Podge was used to adhere to the top then added a couple coats on top of the fabric before sealing the entire piece with lacquer. 
pic came out a bit blurry here...but you get the idea

 Original hardware spray painted with Dutch Boy brand gold enamel. Its a go-to color for me.

Mod Podged some scrap book paper to the bottoms of each drawer to hide stains that wouldn't scrub out. I actually like the extra color opposed to the boring prefab brown they were. 

The fun thing about items with drawers is that they make a nifty shelf. This piece sold in a week so its "book shelf" days were short lived.

I'm looking forward to adding this look regularly in my furniture makeovers, seems like an attractive choice to customers. 

Have a great week!


  1. Great look. Always love something that flies out.

  2. I can understand why ot sold so fast! Great project and love the map idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}