I had been looking around for a new night stand to redo for HJ’s room. Instead, I came across a pair and decided to upgrade my own. I paid $10 on craigslist, grabbed some grey paint and brought them home.
I started by cleaning them. And they were nasty. I won’t get into too many details, but I have no idea why someone would keep nail clippings.
I sanded them, even though it is a laminate, and then sprayed them with a primer. With a non real wood, I wanted to make sure the paint would stick and not easily chip. Then I started painting them. After the first coat, I thought I might have to just throw them out they were in such bad shape. But I figured I would keep going just in case. I painted the drawers with grey around the edges, and a white rectangle…but something seemed off. So then I painted a white stripe across the drawer. Still, didn’t love it. Then, I realized I was trying to do too much. I settled for the top drawers to have a stripe, and the bottoms would be grey.
Then, I went to Hobby Lobby and grabbed some adorable draw pulls. I also got a mint paint for the inside of the drawers and some cute contact paper to line the drawers. When everything was done, I sprayed with a polyurethane to help “seal” it.
Somehow, this ended up being one of my favorite re-dos. Maybe it was because they were so hideous and nasty to start with, but I love how they turns out!