Overhauled Vintage Nightstand + Vintage Yardsticks!

I ran across this great, vintage nightstand at an outdoor market and knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to give it a lot of red, a touch of distressing, some dark wax and lots of vintage yardsticks!
I custom cut vintage yadsticks to cover the front of each drawer.
I kept the original handles because they were so cool with the metal ends.
I figured the sides needed some attention so I framed up some more vintage yardsticks inside the square pockets.
Some vintage yardsticks with red printing were thrown in to tie in the chalk paint color.
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  • Rosemary Rosemary on Sep 15, 2020

    Where were you able to find so many vintage yardsticks?

  • Kay Kay on Feb 12, 2021

    What did it look before make over?

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  • Danielle Pike Danielle Pike on Apr 11, 2016
    Great manly looking piece, be great for a teenage boys room

  • Debi Debi on May 22, 2019

    You ROCK!!! This is, by far, the most original and coolest dresser re-do I have seen in a long time! You are an artist and your imagination is unique and refreshing. Thank you for sharing your gift.