Before & After:
Laura's Refreshed Nightstand

January Cure Reader Projects

January Cure reader Laura gave this simple thrift shop nightstand a refresh with a few minimal upgrades. See how she spent under $10 (including the price of the original piece!) to get a chic final product:

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From Laura:
I found this little piece at the Salvation Army for $7.50. I was looking for a nightstand and knew this would be perfect. The top had water stains where cups and glasses were placed, but other than that it was in good shape. Because I feel that I am drowning in brown furniture sometimes, I decided to paint the drawer fronts white.
After sanding and patching the holes from the hardware, I used a high gloss lacquer spray paint on the drawers and stained the rest of the piece. A trip to the Habitat Restore resulted in a couple of brass handles ($1.00 each!) that I fastened to the fronts. The wood is looking a little red, but it's actually darker than the picture suggests. The paint, stain and finishing coat were all things I had on hand from previous projects so, the total for this came to $9.50.
We love how this nightstand turned out! Did you do any refinishing during the January Cure?

Thanks, Laura!

(Images: Laura Montgomery)