I found this nightstand at a thrift store for less than $10. I thought it was a steal since it was made with real wood and not particle-board. It needed some work though. It was scratched, nicked, and not so pretty in some areas.
I sanded the nightstand, and filled the imperfections with wood putty. Next, I sanded it again, and rolled on two layers of primer. I then painted the body grey, and the drawer a pretty periwinkle color. After looking at it, I freehanded a design on the top with a scribe paintbrush.
The paint was leftover from a sculpture I made, and since the paint was outdoor latex-based paint, it hasn't chipped yet.
The butterfly print is from my printmaking class, from another student when we had a print exchange.