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This bedroom set was listed at a garage sale for $120. It came with two nightstands and a twelve drawer dresser. The drawer sliders were in great shape but the outside finish had some cosmetic damage. When you see pieces that are need of sanding or wood filling, don't walk away. Those are such minor fixes! Really... I promise, you can do those!
I'm not sure how to describe the drawer finish to you. It had a veneer wood-ish marble looking inlay. Was this style popular back in the 90's and I missed it? Paint is about to fix that!
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Tutorial: How to Paint Nightstands
Country Chic Paint Home & Decor Paint in Rocky Mountain
- Prep Your Piece! Wipe down the nightstands. Paint won't stick to dirt and grime. Take the extra time to clean up your pieces before you begin painting.
- While you're cleaning it, inspect it. Does it have chips and dings that you want to fill? Does it have a shiny finish that needs a light sanding? Fill in the holes or scratches with wood filler and spread it flat with a putty knife. Let it dry completely then give the piece a light sanding.
- Wipe down or vacuum your piece to get rid of the sanding residue. Paint your furniture with your favorite color of paint. Let your piece completely dry for 24 hours. Protect it with Tough Coat.
We're affectionally calling these the The Stevenson Nightstands. Learn more by looking at these additional repurposed furniture tutorials from Thirty Eighth Street.
Happy painting, friends!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street