Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Repurpose Night Stand Into A Shoe Rack

Have you ever found yourself always thinking of something when you see furniture sitting in your dumpster. I found this nightstand sitting by our dumpster without any drawers. Automatically, I asked my husband for help to take it into our apartment while some projects were playing in my mind. Of course with grumpy happy face my sweet hubby did it for me.

This is how it looked when we retrieved it from our dumpster. We my husband started to put elbow grease into it. Sandpapering and cleaning it to prepare for stain and paint.
I was thinking to use it as a shoe rack by our entryway. Since we didn't have a shoe rack by the front door, this could serve as an entry table plus shoe rack. I didn't do anything with the shelves, just clean them and leave them as is. I paint it with blue color ( I forgot the shade of blue but it was from Valspar ). I stained the top with a mahogany finish 2 coats and put polyurethane to finish.
This night stand serves the purpose of keeping our everyday shoes in order. Also, I have a little table to decorate to greet me when I come home.


  1. Very clever! What a great idea.

    1. Hi Teri,
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment :)
      You have a blessed weekend !

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    1. Thank you Maureen ! Have a wonderful weekend !


  3. Looks great! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers.


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