Before & After: IKEA Hemnes Nightstand Gets an Inventive Upgrade

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Joy recently replaced her black IKEA Hemnes dresser set with something vintage but kept the matching nightstands beside the bed. She liked their shape and function but knew she'd have to tweak them a bit to fit into her new decor.

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Amazing. We'd never have guessed that these white and wood wonders came from the big blue box.

From Joy:

Since the nightstands are solid pine, I was able to sand off the black finish and stain the drawer fronts in a warm walnut shade. Then I primed and painted the rest of the frames white. Some $6 brass bar pulls from Anthropologie were the finishing touch. I am so thrilled with how the nightstands turned out, and even more thrilled that it only cost $12.

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Thank you Joy!

(Image credits: Joy)