I found this cutie on Craigslist for $10 – solid wood and in good shape, but definitely in need of some lovin’.

A couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in aubosson blue, some mod podge and pretty paper and she’s looking quite pretty!

It was so easy anyone – yes, this means you – can do it.

The beauty of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that you can slap it on over just about anything. All I did was wipe down the nightstand with a damp rag. No removing old paint, no sanding, no priming. See?

That’s just one coat – that’s how well it covers with no preparation. And it’s water-based so it doesn’t stink up the room. I painted in the comfort of my living room with Food Network on in the background.  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is a little difficult to find (I had to order from an online stockist) and it’s pricey, but it’s worth it since you don’t have to buy primer and a little goes a long way.

To finish, I spray-painted the existing knob silver and used mod-podge to glue some pretty paper onto the bottom shelf.

It turned out so well, I feel like painting everything!! Speaking of which, any ideas to liven up that white lamp? (On clearance for $15 at Target – LOVE that store).