PicMonkey Collage

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!


One Thought on “Nightstand Redo

  1. Love!! They turned out great! the arrows are cute!

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