10.09.2012

DIY: A THRIFTED NIGHTSTAND

this project feels like it took years to complete but i am obsessed with the final product. i found this nightstand at the thrift store for less than $5 and knew it had to come home with me. i've been looking for a new bedside table and thought this one would be perfect. it was painted with a horrible brown paint but jon said it could easily be stripped off.  (the poor guy didn't know what he was getting himself into) there were FOUR layers of paint under the brown and the final layer was a total bad ass, meaning it was completely unaffected by stripper, thinner and whatever else. so sanding it was! i knew i wanted it to have an old, reclaimed look and thank god for pinterest and all of its great advice!!  after sanding it down to a BEAUTIFUL wood grain, i beat the crap out of it with a bag of nails and screws. we then stained it, reattach those awesome legs and screwed in my adorable knew drawer knob. do you love?

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  1. Wow this nightstand is awesome! I have tried a few Pinterest ideas and they never seem to turn out properly but this is great!
    I love the yellow it rocks.
    Xx

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    1. this was my most successful, that's for sure.

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  2. that is freakin amazing! I bought an old dresser to use as an entertainment stand, and spray painted it an awesome mint green... now im wondering if i should strip it and take it down to its wonderful wood graininess!

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    1. mint green was my back up, "if the grain is ugly, i'm just gonna paint it" color!! :) love mint green

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  3. I can't believe its the same one! Awesome work:)

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  5. I've been on the search for new nightstands and I'm super jealous of yours!! Nice job!! I'm totally going to hit up the thrift stores this weekend now.

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    1. i stared at THREE of them for about 20 minutes before deciding on this one... im pretty happy about it! :)

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  6. Bahahaha. Your title cracked me up. It turned out amazing!

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