I finally had the chance to visit my sister at school last week, and her cute little apartment room inspired me to make my own space a bit more charming (For years I've only done minimal decorating because I don't like moving extra stuff from place to place. Also I didn't see the point of spending time to make space lovely until I was married and lived in something more permanent.).
She crafted this nightstand into her makeup/hair station table, and was sweet enough to give the step-by-step.
Step 3: Make a stencil for your chevron stripes out of paper (computer paper works fine). Trace the stencil onto the tabletop lightly with a pencil and tape off the outline. Paint the stripes and let them dry for a day.
Step 4: Use a sander or sandpaper to distress edges for a rustic feel.