Refurbished Nightstand Makeover

DIY Painted Furniture: Refurbished Nightstand Makeover by Tara of A Spectacled Owl

I have another great feature to share with you today!  I am so excited to share a refurbished nightstand makeover done by my friend Tara over at A Spectacled Owl.  She found this little white nightstand at a rummage sale her daughter’s school was putting on.  She scored and bought it for $4.00… no haggling required! Which reminds me, check out my trash to treasure guide for why you should buy furniture secondhand. It also includes a list of trash to treasure tips and project ideas.

In hopes of taking an ugly piece of furniture & making it pretty again, she bought it and took it home. 

Tara decided she would like it for her bedroom & wanted to use the same exact teal color she used for her candle holders on her living room mantle.  With a little TLC, she was able to clean, sand, and spray paint it a beautiful teal.

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She then decided to cut a piece of thick scrapbook paper to the size of the face of the drawer.  She made her own decoupage medium and mixed some traditional white glue & water to cover the drawer with a paint brush. Next, she carefully laid the piece of paper on top, smoothing it out and getting rid of all the bubbles underneath.  After letting it dry overnight, she mixed up another batch of decoupage solution and added a few coats on top of the paper as well.  She finished it off by adding a knob that she had bought at World Market for $4.00. 

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I think she did a fantastic job.  I love the color and pattern she chose for the drawer.  Thank you so much, Tara for allowing me to share this amazing project!  You can see the full tutorial and more photos on her blog, A Spectacled Owl.  You can also follow Tara on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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