Transformation Tuesday: Elisa Nightstand

August 25, 2015


A few weeks ago, my friend Elisa messaged me some pictures of some furniture next to our church’s dumpster. She prefaced the message by saying, “Don’t be offended!” LOL!! I totally cracked up. Offended? NO. I was ecstatic when I saw the cute, vintage piece in the background. She happily picked it up for me so I could get my hands on it. 


Here she is at home just chillin’ in my office. You could tell it was worn and a bit old, but I loved the curves and details of this piece. It just had a bunch of scuffs but nothing a little paint couldn’t fix. I gave it a good wipe down and finally decided on my color palette. 

I wanted to use paint that I already had so I decided on a dark and light two tone color for a nice contrast. The dark color is the same as my kitchen island. I just made a little into some into chalk paint. You ready for the after?


And here she is!! Oh yeah, I named her Elisa after you know, Elisa. πŸ™‚ This piece was beautiful to begin with but now, it’s a little more my style. If you have old furniture with great bones, think about transforming and reviving it to give it new life. 


I mean, she’s a beauty!!! I don’t know why anyone would have thrown her away! Don’t underestimate the power of paint. Shall we take a closer look?


Chalk paint goes a long way. I love how quickly it dries. This project took me less than an hour including drying time. I thought about changing out the pulls for some clear lucite ones but the details on these are so pretty.


When I makeover a piece of old, outdated, unwanted furniture, I often think about how this relates to us as a broken people in a spiritual level. Maybe that’s why I love repurposing and reviving so much because I can relate! I once was beaten down, felt useless, and without purpose. The power of Christ transformed, healed, restored, and gave me life again. He takes beauty from ashes. the last elisaI love this new, old piece! Thanks, Elisa! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday,


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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