Thursday, October 10, 2013

A New Old Nightstand

Remember this little beauty?  For only $6.99 I just couldn't pass her up.  While the paint job wasn't my style, she was the perfect size for A's room and I loved her sweet little scalloped front edge.  

And now, after a few coats of paint and a bit of accessorizing, here she is today:

I had never painted furniture before, but Pinterest has somehow convinced me that I can DIY just about anything, so I figured I could tackle this little nightstand no-problem.  

I started out by repairing the holes left by the old handle.  

I shoved a bunch of toothpicks in the holes, sawed off the ends, and then use wood filler to fill in the gaps. 

Once the wood filler was dry, I gave the entire nightstand a light sanding with 150 grit sandpaper.  

It took two coats of primer and two coats of paint to cover up all that teal and blue.  The paint was stuff we had leftover from previous projects which meant it was freeeeeee!  To protect the top of the nightstand from future scratches, I sprayed it with a few coats of a clear enamel spray paint. 

I added a pop of color to the back of the shelf by carefully applying some pink and white contact paper that I found on Amazon.  

The knob was less than four dollars at Home Depot and gives a certain touch of glam.

Not too shabby now, is she?

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