This little table was sitting outside of a small used furniture store looking so forlorn and sad, that I had to buy it for $7. I knew it would be work but what the heck! Ziggy is a table back from the 1950's/1960's era and it had definitely seen better days. One side of the front looked like it was chewed by a family dog and his finish was finished. I decided to make Ziggy fun so I cleaned with TSP and started work using bondo and wood filler for his corner. I sanded it down and used more wood filler for the deep gouges and dents. I primed the entire piece in Kilz 2 twice. I painted Ziggy in Valspar chalk paint in Sherwin Williams color 6258 Tricorn Black and Sherwin Williams 3377 Chase the Moonlite homemade chalk paint. I used a stencil to give Ziggy a little flourish. I used General Finishes Arm R Seal in satin for the entire table.
This became my son's nightstand and he really likes it because of my added bonus to Ziggy. I drilled a round hole in the back of the table and the drawer and installed a power strip inside the drawer. Now he can charge his phone and tablet inside the drawer without a lot of cords hanging out and around.
I don't know why I came up with the name Ziggy but I did cause he looks like one. I entered him into this contest and category because I didn't want him to be forgotten like he was sitting outside of the small used furniture store.