While at Goodwill a few weeks ago, I found two endtables that I thought would be great as nightstands in my bedroom. They will replace the ugly and ineffective Closetmaid shelves that we are currently using. The plan was to sand them down a bit, prime them, and paint them an espresso color to match my furniture. Well, they sat in the garage for weeks while I was working on some other projects. Yesterday I finally got around to the end tables. After careful inspection, I opted out of sanding and instead decided to strip the paint. Boy was I surprised when I saw the bottom of the end table. It’s a Lane Furniture piece! Style No. 1667 (not that it matters because it’s not on their website). After stripping the paint, I could not understand why anyone would have painted them (and not very well either). Here’s what they look like…painted and stripped. I will not be painting these bad boys. Oh no. They will get a nice coat (or two) of Minwax Espresso Stain and a Poly Acrylic coating (for all the cups of water I drink before bed and the coffee I drink in the morning). I will share the process and the finished product soon!