Nightstand Update

5:00 AM


We inherited this old nightstand from my parents. There's nothing really wrong with it, but as I was getting ready to prime my craft table, I was thinking if there were other things I needed to prime while I was getting everything messy anyway. I decided to paint this nightstand to better match the rest of my son's room.
This before photo I had already removed the old hardware and filled the holes with wood filler.
1. Sand
I just gave it a quick sanding to get the prior finish roughed up.
Wipe everything down with damp paper towels to remove all saw dust.

2. Prime
Oil based Primer

3. Paint
I painted it the same Behr Popped Corn, but I kept going back and forth, thinking of painting the inside of the shelf green. I decided to go out on a limb and painted it the Olympic Cavern Moss from the dresser, then the 2nd coat I painted the Glidden Spanish Moss from the vintage chair and file cabinet. The end result was a light olive color.
**I didn't polyurethane this guy.

4. New Hardware
Drill holes and attach new hardware. I found these at Lowe's for $0.75 each!

Now it looks a little more updated and child- like.

I made the lamp here.

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  1. It looks absolutely fab! love the color on the inside too. Tracee x

  2. Great redo! I love how you painted the inside of the shelf a different color!!

  3. I really like your projects! You do such a lovely job. I'm feeling very inspired to work on some projects of my own.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. love the night stand. it looks so great!

  5. Great project! I love the green cubby, very fun. :)


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