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I’ve wanted to share this maple night stand makeover with your for several weeks, but life keeps getting in the way!
I picked up this night stand at the ReStore in Torrance California last year and just didn’t get around to doing anything with it until a couple of weeks ago.
Here is the Night stand before the makeover
It was a sturdy night stand with lots of storage, just not very attractive. The top rail had to go!
And here is the Night Stand After the Makeover!
Simple with lots of storage! Perfect makeover for a dated maple night stand.
I removed the top railing and filled the holes with wood filler, sanded the entire piece by hand with 180 sand paper, and then painted it.
As most of you would agree, prepping a piece of furniture to be painted is the least amount of fun but taking the time to do it right makes the final finish so much better.
Removing the louvered door from the front simplified the design.
I filled the screw holes with wood filler and changed the 4 small knobs on the drawer to a single drawer pull.
Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey for the entire piece was a nice choice. I gave it a good waxing with Annie Sloan Clear Wax to seal it.
I lined the drawer with pretty decorative scrapbook paper to give the drawer a finished look.
I took the nightstand to my booth at the Plano Antique Mall last Sunday and sold it Tuesday!
Every time that happens I say Yeah!! But then I realize I have to get out there and find something else to take its place! So the cycle begins again!
I hope you like my night stand makeover! And if you missed the maple dresser I transformed you can see it here.
I hope to get back on schedule soon! Until then,
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