Bedroom Night Stand Makeover

Furniture Makeovers, Projects

  1. Paige says:

    Love this! But I want to see the rest of that room now ! Thanks for sharing.
    Paige

  2. Shannon says:

    Loving the Mushroom! The top done in the dark stain for contrast is such a pretty look. I really like that style. I think you were right, the brass looks gorgeous with that combo 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your room come together. Oh, and those curtains are soooo pretty.

  3. It looks amazing. I love it. Great makeover.

  4. That is a great makeover and I really like the white with the wood top. I have not tried that paint brand yet.

  5. Connie says:

    I have these exact bedside tables and yes I got them at a thrift store. I look at them every day and want to paint them. I’M DOING IT!!! Thanks!

  6. Gwen says:

    I actually started using Maison Blanche paint and waxes because she must have sent a lot of samples to bloggers and I found we had a local dealer in a consignment store. The paint is so much smoother than Americana paint from Michaels. It was the wax though that was so easy! I used the dark wax which doesn’t require the clear first. It goes on so smoothly. I wanted a mason jar just the color it was with the heavier wax. I let it dry overnight and buffed with a nylon sock to perfection! I redid a chest to mimic a pricey fancy nightstand on my side by using a dry brush on of paint and a brush of water to spread the paint. A hint of the black paint showed through. I was able to mimic my nightstand yet give it its own look. Keep especially their waxes in mind for future projects. Their little sample jar paint goes a long way too. And seems to self level, leaving brush strokes behind. Your piece turned out fabulous! Love your visions for your pieces. Dark top and white body. Lovely drapes too!

  7. Tracy Cooke says:

    Beautiful!

  8. Maren says:

    Wow! It turned out so good. I’ve bought and painted a few pieces of furniture in the past but I haven’t ever done the sand paper distressing idea. I’m stealing it for my next project.

  9. This turned out beautifully! I have a nightstand that is very similar to this that I’m planning to do the same kind of refinishing on. I’m trying to decide between the with and gray for the bottom. Any thoughts?

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much, Pam! I really love furniture with a “two- toned” appearance. My favorite is a stained wood top, with a painted frame and drawers. I think a stained wood top and gray dresser would be lovely! 🙂

  10. Lisa Murphy says:

    I just came across your blog and I am in love! Love your style and DIY attitude! This is inspiring me to take a look at my nightstands and maybe repaint them. They are pretty dark so my questions are 1) do you feel like you always need to sand when you paint over furniture or do you have tips on types of paint that will just cover up what is already there? 2) Do you put any type of protective stain/wax on the top (I have stained things before but never done a protective seal – any hints on this)?

    Can’t wait to try this out!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so very much for the sweet words, Lisa! 🙂
      To paint furniture, if you are using chalk paint, you do not need to sand your furniture. If you are using latex, I would lightly buff the furniture to give the paint something to grip onto. For the protection of the paint, I use a furniture wax. With chalk paint, the wax not only gives the paint a protective coat, but it also deepens the color. If you use latex paint, there is no need to wax. With that said, if you sand the top down to raw wood, then stain it, I use a dark furniture wax, which acts as a protective barrier. You could also use a poly type of product, which also works well. It strictly depends on your preference.
      I hope that helps! 🙂

  11. gilda says:

    Love what you did with the night stand. I also like the dark top. Thank you for all the information. You make me want to chalk paint everything in my house. Ok, I’ll start with one piece. Thanks again.

  12. Kathy says:

    I love you dresser remodel. Beautiful.
    Is you furniture solid wood or fake wood or plastic wood? What did you have to work with?
    I also would love your curtains, where did buy the or did you purchase material ypto make them
    I’m moving next week and need some changes in my decor,

    Thanks for your posts!
    I love them!

  13. Lisa says:

    I love how your nightstand and dresser turned out!
    I am inspired by the stained tops contrasted with the painted body. I want to try the combination of Mushroom by Maison Blanche with Early American stain but I have a question. In your pictures Mushroom appears more white, which is what I desire, but the paint sample of Mushroom looks more taupe/tan. Are your pictures true to reality and why so different from the sample color?

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