Monday, May 3, 2010

Nightstand Before and After


My nightstand is complete and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.


I inherited this nightstand from my husband's grandmother
when she gave us the dresser for the nursery.

My list of supplies included a deglosser, spray primer, spray paint in glossy white, metallic silver spray paint (not pictured), and a rag for applying the deglosser.

Since this piece had a laminate top I chose to use a deglosser instead of sanding it down. This product is great and it really makes the job a lot less messy. Just follow the directions on the back of the bottle.

Once the nightstand was deglossed I started painting.
I used 2 thin, even coats of primer, and then 3 coats of paint.

I went back and forth about changing the hardware or painting the existing hardware. In the end I chose to just paint the existing hardware. The pulls are an odd size and I really just didn't want to fool with puttying the wholes since I liked the existing hardware. I knew that if I later changed my mind it would not be a big deal to fill the holes and repaint the drawers. Since I have a new baby I just needed this project to be as simple as it could be.


  1. It turned out just fantastic! Great job! =)

  2. Wow, what a great transformation! Do you wish you had two matching ones now?


  3. What a wonderful job! And I'm going to have to remember "deglosser," because I have about 20 different projects I could use that on. ;) I have three boys ages 7, 5 and 2, so I enjoyed looking around your blog. I will come back to visit! You have a beautiful family.

  4. brilliant!! it looks so much better :) loooove that hardware.

  5. How beautiful! You did fantastic job! Thank you for coming over to my link party!

  6. Looks great! I have walked past pieces like this in the thrift store and never dreamed it could look that good! Great Job!

  7. Wow! I love it!
    I had that exact bedroom set (with ALL the pieces, including chair and desk) as a child. My mom still has it... maybe not for long ;)
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. It is beautiful! You did an amazing job... thanks for sharing with us at the POPP.

  9. It looks awesome!! I too love that deglosser stuff.


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