Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nightstand Makeover

I got my nightstand from my mother, who had used it for years before she gave it to me, and before that, it was a table in our living room while I was a baby.  This table is easily 30+ years old, and never been touched up.  It's been used and loved and abused nonstop the entire time.

Finally, it was time to fix it.  Both for the purpose of my bedroom makeover -- which is going to be a project long in the making, cuz we're poor folk, and I gotta work with what I got -- and just plain making it look better, I busted out the primer and the paint and went to work.

Here, we have the before... and I didn't realize how dirty it was until I was editing these pictures.  I washed the whole thing before painting with Oxyclean and water.

Once I got it into my craft room/office, I realized that the stains were even worse than I had thought.

 I did like the handle on the front, it would just need a new color once the whole table was repainted.  Fortunately, I had my handy-dandy Oil Rubbed Bronze by Krylon handy to paint it later.  (It seems to be the color of choice among many craft bloggers.)

So I did a coat of primer and two coats of white paint.  The handle got two coats of the ORB as well, and we have the finished product!

I got it in place in my room, and the various decor onto it, and I realized that the lamp definitely needs touching up.  I think I'm going to spray the body with the ORB as well, but I'm not really sure what to do with the shade.  I like the shade, but it'll definitely need to be white.  Perhaps with a red trim, to tie it into the red/white/black theme I have slowly being put together in the room.

While going through the photos in my camera, I did find a few that hinted that my youngest (he's 22 months old) might have gotten his his hands on my camera... perhaps.

I linked up!!


  1. So pretty!! Love it! If you haven't already, you should link up to 504Main...they're having an all-white decor party. Just my $.02!


  2. Looks great! Love the stuff you do! I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my blog to find out about it

  3. That is a great piece of furniture! I have an old dresser - it needs some white paint! I love what you did. Thanks for linking up to the White Party! I am a new follower.
    504 Main