Nightstand Makeover Before & After

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I just love it when we have a need for a piece and find something we can use that has a family history and costs us nothing more that the price of paint.  With all eyes on Cora’s room, we found the prefect opportunity when she needed a nightstand for her newly (in progress) big girl room makeover.

Sometimes you never know what parents have held onto, but I called my mother asking if there was anything she didn’t need that we could use as a nightstand for Cora’s room, she send me a photo of my own former nightstand.  It’s a nice piece from Ethan Allan in the 1980’s, but it was showing it’s age with a damaged finish and honey-toned stain.

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Since it was a well-loved piece, I cleaned it with a soft cloth and mineral spirits before prepping for paint.

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I drilled holes for some new hardware I picked up at Hobby Lobby & primed.  I used Rustoleum 2X paint for the main coats, but in my experience, that “paint + primer in one” is always a lie… nothing works as well as primer as primer, especially on a piece that’s had it’s share of Pledge showers.  After primer, I lightly sanded with a high grit sanding sponge (easy to hold & has corners to get into the detailed crevices) to smooth out any imperfections and sprayed 2-3 light coats in a fun color to brighten up Cora’s room.

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After the main coats dried, I sprayed a protective clear coat on top.  It helps give spray painted pieces that finished look.

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Cora wanted to use her favorite colors in her room:  purple & blue.  I went bright since the dominant lavender shades were getting a little bland and I wanted a bright pop of color for a fun little girl’s room.  The new hardware brings the butterfly motif back into another area of the room.

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The doors got flower hardware to fit the motif as well.

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We are ALL loving this beautiful new direction that Cora’s room is taking.  🙂

 

5 Comments

  1. Jill Rogat

    May 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I love the color and the butterfly motif – it turned out beautiful! My daughter also has butterflies in her room. She would really like this piece, your daughter must be so happy.

    1. aria

      May 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you! She loves it. 🙂

      Did you see the butterflies we put on the ceiling?

      http://remodelicious.com/butterflies-for-coras-room/

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  4. nicole dziedzic

    March 27, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    So in love with this color you chose. And I love the hardware! Awesome redo!!

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