DIY / Find

Thrifting Thursday – a nightstand in need of a makeover

Well, I finally found a little dresser to use as a nightstand for the hubbies side of the bed.  Ever since I found and fixed up the one on my side of the bed, I’ve been on the hunt for another piece.  I kind of thought I wanted something round or a different shape, but when I came upon this piece, the storage element won me over.  That’s the adventure of Thrifting, you never know what you’ll find and you have to be ready to change your plan when something great is spotted.

This was definitely a little spendy for me, I paid almost $50 for this little dresser. But, it is solid oak and really a new piece of wood furniture is going to cost me at least $200. And after I gave it a makeover, I have no regrets at all. I think it looks more like a $300 piece of furniture now, and it’s one-of-a-kind. No one else owns this piece of furniture!

I used my How to Paint Laminate Furniture method, even though this piece was wood, and it worked really well. From start to finish, I had this piece sanded, painted and moved into the room in 24 hours.

I debated on what to do to the piece, what color to paint it or stain it. It wasn’t going to stay that yucky oaky color, that was for sure. I didn’t want to paint it the same as the other dresser, trying to make them look like a set, when they weren’t. Plus, I think that’s just too matchy matchy for me. So, I turned to my Instagram friends for help and advice. They had some great ideas and I actually ended up going with my stylish friend Julia’s idea and did the opposite paint job of my bedside table. I also gave the old hardware a good sanding and then sprayed them with a metallic gold spray paint. This grey, white and gold combo is really quite sophisticated.

Come back tomorrow and I’ll share pictures of it in our bedroom.  Are you working on any furniture projects? Do you own some pieces that could use a makeover?  I’d love to hear what you have in the works.

8 thoughts on “Thrifting Thursday – a nightstand in need of a makeover

    1. Jeran Post author

      I'm really glad I kept the original hardware too – totally free, but also looks pretty great on the piece.

    1. Jeran Post author

      Thanks, I little gold spray paint goes a long way. Who would know it was yucky, chipped, brassy hardware before?

    1. Jeran Post author

      Thanks Sandra, I'm pretty proud of the finished piece and my hubby loves having all that storage.

    1. Jeran Post author

      I'm sure you can find some great stuff in the Midwest. Just keep on open mind and look for the possibilities in pieces. You'll end up with an original piece of furniture. It will give your home personality and a store to tell. Enjoy the hunt!

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