We have been waiting to give these nightstands a paint job since August! When we moved into our rental home, these nightstands were just left in one of the bedrooms. We asked the landlords if they wanted them anymore, and they told us to do what we want with them. OKAY! They had makeover written all over them. For a blogger and DIY freak, these are the little things that make us giddy! Am I right?!
They had so much potential, but look how worn out they looked!
Lots and lots of sanding.
After we were covered in a layer of stinky dust from these beauties, we gave them three coats of an off white color. We let them dry for about three hours, then took the sander over them again for that lovely distressed look, reattached the original hardware, and...
They were done! I love them. Everything about them is just pretty to me. The curvy legs and the new color.
A little distressing goes a long way. They look new and clean with the off white, yet a bit old still with a little wood color showing through in certain spots.
We debated whether or not we wanted to get new hardware for them.
I am so glad we didn't. These pulls leave them with some of the original beauty.
I might give them a coat of furniture wax when I have more time, but till then they decorate the sides of our bed nicely. I'm not showing you the room yet, as they are part of our bedroom makeover. You'll just have to wait. My goofy son, Jaxon wanted to be in one of the pictures. He knows just how to work the camera!
Here is the before and after again.