After many months of looking for the perfect nightstand (and not finding it and hating what I had as nightstand...) I decided to get some inspiration from so many DYIs on the internet and rack an Ikea RAST drawer chest. I pinned things like this and this, but decided to keep it simple since I had never painted any piece of furniture before. So here are the before and after:
It's not a huge change, but I'm happy with it. I have now more storage, my table lamp is in a good hight for reading and I got rid of the weird old nightstand.
To paint it, I used an oil-based primer, a latex paint with a semi-gloss finish and a water-based polycrylic. I also bought some cute knobs at Hobby Lobby for $3.99, and this is the end result. Here is a closer picture:
Pretty good for a first timer, isn't it? ;)
All pictures by SCAVENGENIUS
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