I recently made over our guest bedroom for the FrogTape Paintover Challenge (if you missed it, check out the reveal here!), and one of the projects for the room was this powder blue nightstand makeover.
I thought I would share a little before and after with you as well as what products I used. First of all, I scored this nightstand at a thrift store a few years ago and it had been sitting in our garage collecting dust ever since. When I bought it, it had a bonsai tree painted on the front. Not exactly my style, but I knew this piece could be transformed into something beautiful.
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- Kilz Primer
- Foam roller
- Behr Interior Latex Paint in “Winterscape” (Satin finish)
- Minwax Paste Wax
- Cotton cloth
- Sanding block
This was a quick and easy makeover, for the most part. First, I taped off the hardware with FrogTape since it was permanently attached to the piece and couldn’t be easily removed. I sanded down the bonsai tree since there was texture to it. I ended up having to use a belt sander because whatever gilding they used for the gold part was not coming off. The belt sander did the trick though.
Then, I primed the entire thing with a coat of Kilz primer.
Finally, I applied 3 thin coats of Behr “Winterscape” paint, allowing each coat to fully dry in between. For my technique, favorite products, and tips, you can check out my furniture painting tutorial here.
I peeled off the tape while the last coat of paint was just a little bit damp.
I finished it off by applying paste wax through a couple of layers of cheese cloth and then buffing it with a cotton cloth afterwards.
I love how it turned out and it was the perfect piece for this space. See? Being a furniture hoarder comes in handy sometimes. (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)
Do you love giving old pieces of furniture new life too?
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