Saturday, February 4, 2012

Nightstand Makeover

A nightstand makeover using paint.

nightstand makeover

diy nightstand makeover

diy painted nightstand makeover

Here's the before:

nightstand before

And now:

nightstand after

Here's how I painted the nightstands:

1. Sand and wipe down.

2. Paint three coats Behr Lake Blue:

nightstands painted lake blue

3. Distress with 120 grit.

4. Stain with Minwax Special Walnut.

For comparison on the left is before stain, on the right is after stain:

nightstands stained special walnut

5. Seal with clear satin poly.

nightstands sealed clear satin poly

A fun change to update our bedroom.

master bedroom update

Slightly nautical, slightly rustic American, I always love a little red, white and blue.

blue nightstand makeover


  1. LOVE your nightstand!! And the shutters behind the bed? Awesome!

  2. they look fantastic, jaime! i love the color they bring to the room!
    also, we received emmy's toadstool change purse today- it is ADORABLE!!!!! thank you SO much!!!!

  3. Just gorgeous! I love the burst of color they add. Great choice.

  4. I am in love with the color! It really made this sweet nightstand make a statement!

  5. Love the dark blue! It really pops!

  6. The blue on this is so fantastic...the perfect shade! Love the slight weathering to it, too! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays (going on through Friday):


  7. I love that blue! They pop~and your headboard is great!
    I think the room has sort of a Ralph Lauren look to it.

  8. WOW this is gorgeous!!! Love the blue!

  9. Looks great! I don't know if I would have had the guts to paint it blue but I just adore the result! I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Somewhat Simple. Vicky from Mess For Less

  10. I LOVE that blue color. It's gorgeous!

  11. wow...that blue is gorgeous! Nice makeover!

  12. Love, love, love the color you chose!

    Looks awesome!

    Would LOVE it if you'd link this up to my Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL party which is live right now!

    P.S. I'm a new follower : )


  13. Fabulous color! I think I got it once for a tester, which is why I like it so!

    Great change for the space :-)