You guys, spring is finally starting to show up around these parts! I can hardly contain my excitement! I hope its warming up wherever you are as well. I thought I would share this nightstand makeover with you because its cheerful colors just beg spring to come on now!
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I actually did this makeover last fall. I just never got around to posting about it. And then when I started to post about it, it was winter, and I thought it would just be a better spring post with its colors.
This piece was seriously heavy for a nightstand. It was solid wood, but had a laminate-ish top and sides. Strange, but it had potential.
Anytime I makeover a small piece of furniture like this, I try to use paint I already have. I hate going out and buying a can of paint for one small piece. In other words, I’m cheap. Luckily, I had enough of the salmon pink from the kid’s dresser in her nursery, and mint green from another project to do the job.
I just brushed the coral paint on them while the mint was drying. I kept the original hardware and updated it with white spray paint.
And did you notice I distressed this piece?
And I hardly ever distress any furniture, unless I have to.
You see, I accidentally bumped into it while the paint was drying and smudged it. So, rather than having to paint it again, I just waited until it was dry, sanded the smudge a bit and then the rest of it. I sprayed the whole thing with a coat of Polycrylic afterwards.
Lazy, I was. But, I actually love how the distressing turned out on this piece. What do you think?
Need more furniture painting tips and ideas? You’ll want to see these then…
How to Make Furniture Glaze in Any Color – the possibilities are endless and this is easy!
How to Create a Beachy Colored Look on Furniture – this gives furniture a cool washed-out beach look!
Painting 101 – Everything you could ever want to know about painting furniture – tips, tricks, FAQ, and so much more!
And you can always see all my furniture makeovers here.
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