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Nightstand Project

I looked everywhere for nightstands, but the look I was going for would have cost $500+ per nightstand… umm, no thanks. So I impatiently tried looking for nightstands at local thrift shops and estate sales. The only problem was finding TWO matching ones. Literally took me months. Until one fateful day, I found a listing for these two wooden end tables for $50 a piece. They were in perfect condition, but a tad too short for my bed. Luckily, I’ve been lost in Lowe’s quite a bit, so I remembered the aisle that stocks wooden dowels in various lengths… the tables were mine.

The painting process took quite a while. I had to prime and then, paint both the end tables black. I spray painted the dowels and hardware with gold Rust-Oleum spray paint. It was then time to decide whether to hand paint the drawers or spray paint them. By this time,  I was so over the hand painting especially if it was going to require multiple coats. Instead, I taped off the drawers and went over with the gold spray paint again.

So here they are elevated and painted! What do you think? Full room to come…

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  • Reply Ballz' Mom

    WOW! These are beautiful!!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 2:16 am
  • Reply Macy Young

    These look so great! And I even noticed the frames as trays that you were using, so adorable!


    February 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Linda

    These look amazing – awesome job!

    March 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Ellie

    They came out great!!! I want to try this one day!


    March 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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