I picked up this plain old nighstand for 3 Euro at a flea market right after we moved last year. It was just plain raw wood, all ready to be painted and I knew it would go perfectly in our guest room/office because of its slight Louis XVI vibe. 

I painted it a deep aurbergine purple and gave it a coat of varnish to protect it from scratches. I spent ages wondering whether to stencil it or use something like a potato stamp to add some bling. I was thinking little gold squares to match the lampshade in the office and the Klimt reproduction in the headboard (more on that later!!), but in the end I decided to just keep it simple.

Good enough for J.K. Rowling and Pushkin. And a little seashell from St Maarten!

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