My Little Night Stand

For several years I’ve been looking for a night stand.  Well we are actually looking for two night stands to match our bedroom furniture.  We’ve hunted high and low…no luck.  Every antique-er we meet always tells at that people didn’t really have them in the time period or in walnut.  We just sigh and keep looking.

In the meantime, I have this ugly table that I don’t like.

Then last week, while thrifting, I found a little night stand.  It wasn’t necessarily time period appropriate and I don’t think it’s from walnut but at least it’s dark wood.  I debated and debated and finally paid the $30 and brought it home.  Hubby wasn’t really impressed with it but I don’t care.  It’s going to go on my side of the bed-and I like it.

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Of course it needs work.  Do I ever by something that doesn’t??

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I was looking at the drawer and it wouldn’t open.  I pulled and looked and prodded.  It wouldn’t open.  UGH.  I ended up turning the table upside down and looking.  Someone put their old gum there.  Looks like I’ll need a razor blade for that.

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The garage is still a little chaotic but Hubby did manage to find the Howard RF4016 Restor-A-Finish.  This stuff really works magic.

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I had other things I probably should have been doing but I took time to give this a good overhaul.

The gum did come off with the flick of a razor blade.

The night stand did clean up beautifully.  Remember those gouges….perfect no, but pretty darn good.

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And here it is all in it’s new place.  Much better!  It’s taller and I love that.

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I like the little drawer to keep chap stick and a tissue.

I love the spindles at the back.  I weaved the cord to my phone charger in between them so it won’t fall on the floor.  I always charge my phone here overnight.  Before the cord would always fall on the floor and I’d have to get out of bed to get it….this is much better.

I have to say, I love Howard RF4016 Restor-A-Finish.  All you do is get a bit on a cloth and rub it in.  The stuff truly is magic.

8 thoughts on “My Little Night Stand

  1. Pam

    I have the same exact little table that I found thrifting a few years ago. I only paid $5 for mine and it’s next to the bed in the guest room.

  2. Myra

    Cute little table, and where can I buy the Magic Howard RF4016, I have some old things I would like to make look better.
    One more thing, I love your hard wood floors

  3. Betty Woodlee

    I like this, especially the three surfaces for laying things on then the bonus drawer. I say it’s a win!

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