I’ve written before about how to update vintage furniture.  I absolutely LOVE buying vintage, thrifted furniture, but I always mix it with modern decor or update it to keep it from looking too stale.  Lately, I’ve been really into block-painting furniture.  It used to be HUGE when people were dipping the legs of vintage furniture in color to modernize it.

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Lately, I’ve noticed more people sectioning off an area of their furniture and painting it one color.

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Over a year ago, I purchased a midcentury nightstand from a local thrift store for $8.  The top of it was in bad condition, but I was hoping that a good scrub and possibly some sanding would remedy the situation.  Fast forward to now, this little guy has been sitting in my living looking rather sad and stained.

I decided to tape out a modern design that covers the stains but allows the rest of the beautiful wood to shine.  I absolutely love how modern it looks now.