Yes...I am selfish like that.
Then there is the part of me that loves to help people and show everyone how to save time and money and how to have a beautiful home on a budget.
Luckily that's the side of me that is stronger.
Oh...not to mention the side of me that loves attention, and I always get lots of attention with these kind of posts...so yes...I will keep 'em coming.
Was that too honest?
These beauties I got from my mom. I was so excited to start to work on them I almost forgot the before picture....
They aren't real wood or anything, and by no means am I the "pro" at this. I'm just showing you how I did mine.
I hate sanding, so I did as little as possible...kinda just enough to rough them up a bit.
I would rather spend the money on a good primer and do it that way....which I did.
Ignore the messy garage...it's where I store my hoard and spray paint crap.
Aaaaand...I forgot to take pictures of painting them black. I did 2 coats of primer, waited minimum 24 hours and then did as many black coats until I was happy....which I think is normally about 2 or 3.
After the first black coat, I did lightly lightly sand them, but didn't after any others. I bought special furniture paint so I didn't put any clear protective coat over top...just the primer and paint. They've held up pretty well and I did them back in September 2011.
Being the drama queen I am, I'm just going to tell you the drawers made me hate life.
My first plan was to stencil the inside in white and silver. That did not look good.
Then I though...black and white.
That didn't look good either.
Then I went hunting for scrapbook paper since my stencilling skills were not ready to be used on furniture.
I found the perfect damask print which I mod podged onto the drawers.
Since the drawers are right up against each other when they are in the actual nighstand, I put them together to line up the print when modpodging them on and then cut the line across to separate them.
After piecing them all together to keep a steady pattern, I did a couple of coats of mod podge on top.
Spray painted the hardware....which I forgot to take a picture of. I spray paint it with a primer first, then the paint. Make sure you do a million little light coats instead of thick ones. Trust me...it makes a huge difference.
Attach the hardware and voila! A new nightstand!
Lisa? Is that dust on the nightstand?
Why yes it is! Thank you for pointing that out!
original bedroom makeover post here
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