I found this free office sideboard at the local community center. I was so excited because I knew a painted sideboard could be repurposed into bedroom furniture!
This is the original credenza sideboard sitting outside the local community center. I was super excited to find this piece.
We had to pull it apart to get it in our car, so we took the top laminate piece off to find that the 3 bottom pieces were all individual. We removed the legs as we wouldn’t be needing those. We’ll be using the counter top for another project at a later date.
I pulled out the drawers and doors. I lightly sanded the pieces to get it ready for painting.
After sanding I cleaned the pieces with denatured alcohol.
I painted each piece with Black Apple Barrel Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint. I painted 2 coats letting it dry between each coat.
We measured the tops of all 3 pieces. We bought a Craft Master’s Pine Laminated Project Panel and cut it into 3 parts for the tops.
I sanded the tops and corners and wiped them off.
I paint the tops with more of the Black Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint. I painted on 2 coats and let it dry between each coat. I love the way it soaked into the wood and how you could still see the wood grain.
After it dried, we screwed the top onto the base of each piece.
The set was finished and ready to go in our home.
My husband had been wanting new night stands with some sort of drawers or doors and this fit in perfect.
We put the other piece by our rocking chair as a side table and inside we store our extra bedding.
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Grandma's House DIY says
What an awesome find and makeover Chas!
Thank you Tarah, we’re enjoying it.
Gilmer Gal says
I’ve been wanting to replace my bedroom furniture. Husband says just buy a new one, but I want something I can re-purpose into pieces that fit my quirky likes. Finding a piece that looks great in your home, and you were able to make it look so nice. Congrats on a great find!.
Thank you so much and I hope you find the right pieces to use in your home 🙂
Your set looks awesome, Chas! What a great find that was for you.
Thank you so much Linda, we have been enjoying it in our room. It’s been a fantastic upgrade to our room for very little cost which I love.
Love what you did with a ‘free’find. Vision and skills:) The finished night stands are so elegant.
Thank you so much Milena, we have been putting them to great use.
Jean | Delightful Repast says
Chas, you always amaze me. It must be wonderful to have the skills to do all these projects. Beautiful! #SeniSal
You are so very sweet, thank you for the kind words Jean.
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
Wow! How fun to find a freebie that turns into three pieces of furniture (four pending the countertop). Great upcycle!
Thank you Audra, and you guessed it! I have something planned for that counter top too….
Anita Holland says
Super creative repurpose, well done
Thank you so much Anita, we are enjoying it and putting it to great use
This is awesome! Don’t even recognize the piece anymore. Loving the black too!
Thank you so much Alexandra, we are enjoying it
Julie Briones says
Great upcycle of this mid-century modern credenza, Chas! Love it, and it looks great in your bedroom!
Thank you so much Julie, we are putting it to great use and loving it.
What a makeover! Looks so good. Love the transformation.
Thank you so much Pamela
Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au says
That was a fantastic re-purposing. Completely different to what I expected when I clicked through from Bloggers Pitstop, but so useful and so much better than what you started with.
Thank you so much Leanne, I’m so glad you like it.
Wow, what a total transformation! Well done.
Thank you so much Bridie
Wow! What a fantastic transformation. The new pieces look great in your bedroom. Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!
Thank you so much Michelle and we are loving it.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thank you Marilyn for sharing and pinning. Thanks for a great party and I’ll see you at the next one.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thank you so much Marilyn, and thanks for all the wonderful support!
What a find and these nightstands are so much less expensive than buying nightstands – (I know because I have been looking at nightstands). And a bonus piece of furniture too!
Thank you so much Amy. We started looking at furniture too and when I ran across these – I thought what do I have to lose. I’m so glad we were able to fix it up, and we’ve already gotten great use out of them.