Pinterest Inspired – Upcycled and Repurposed Nightstands

Yes, I am addicted. NO doubt about it! I can’t believe I’ve had these pieces of furniture for #$#@%@$ years – tolerated their ugliness and never thought to do anything about it.

Every day, my TODO list of ideas from Pinterest grows, but I promised my husband I would finish the projects I have going now before I begin others. So, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been on a serious roll turning nasty-looking, dark, laminate furniture pieces into pieces I just can’t stop looking at.

My first project was the distressed green entertainment center we put in our great room.

My second project was these poor, pitiful hunks of wood that doubled as night stands.

nightstands before

Because I had stored them in the barn and then we used them at our lake cottage, the tops had really taken a beating. But, after the entertainment center? I was up for the challenge.

Like the entertainment center, I cleaned the tables with a deep, grime removing cleaner and let them dry overnight. Then I roughed them up real good with sand paper. A little dusting and vacuuming off, and I was ready for my primer. I have used a few different kinds and when it comes to pieces that have been horribly abused like these tables – I prefer Kiltz.

The primer dried over night and I was ready to apply the color. To find just the right color scheme, I scroll through Google Images looking at distressed paint, distressed furniture, etc. I can usually get a good idea of what I want within a few pages. If you have a color in mind, search that color too – it will narrow down the search results even more.

From start to finish, I was able to makeover these nightstands for under $20.

nightstand after 1 nightstand after 2

I added hardware I already had and they were ready to use. I would show a full shot of both tables in place, but I’m thinking the bed may be on my list for a makeover real soon!

nightstands after

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