DIY night stand makeover! Change the color of any nightstand! I love this idea for painting bedside tables. These fun nightstands received a milk paint makeover to make them a matching pair.
Good day to you all! Can I ask you something? Can you relate when I say that I stroke my furniture?
Really, anyone else in this?
As in, caressing an old banged up piece of furniture after you have giving it a little TLC?
Ah well, I guess I might be alone in this madness.
But let me tell you there has been a lot of caressing going on here lately.
I have been on a furniture makeover kick, as you might have noticed. After the makeover of the pine dining table that is in my living/dining room and the dining table that is now my outdoors table I have finally given my two non-matching night stands a little makeover too.
You might have noticed that the two night stands I have in my bedroom were lookalike’s but not the same. Both of them are commode style night stands with the one drawer on top and the little cabinet at the bottom. I never knew but recently found out that in the old days people would leave their soiled bed pans behind the little door. Glad I am not living in those days anymore…
Anyway I finally got around to make my two night stands look even more alike. Kind of like they were distant cousins first and now they are true siblings. Painting them was, of course, the way to go. I wanted to preserve their old world charm so I opted for milk paint because I love that on really old furniture.
I had some grainsack and shutter grey milk paint left from when I did the whole hutch makeover project some years ago. And of course the wonder of milk paint is, that it doesn’t age or go stale so it was still good to use even after all the time. I mixed up two equal cups of the milk paint powder and then mixed it with water to make the paint.
The DIY night stand makeover involved two coats of paint and one coat of hemp oil to seal it. In hindsight they might have been happy with a third coat of paint but I was inpatient as ever. And besides on night stands as old and well used as these, the imperfect paint job simply looks best.
The make them look even more matching I ‘faked’ the marble top on one of the bedside tables. That top was in pretty bad shape anyway and by applying marble contact paper I covered up the bad wood and unified the look in one easy swipe.
This new look for my night stands is part of my whole bedroom redo and I can’t wait to show you. But that will be another day because some projects are not quite finished yet.
So how do you like my new nightstands? Would you be caressing them in passing too?
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