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:
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.We love how this nightstand turned out! Did you do any refinishing during the January Cure? Thanks, Laura!
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.
(Images: Laura Montgomery)