UGLY nightstand transformation

October 3rd, 2011 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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this is the before picture. The top was badly blistered, the cheap metal hardware was broken and ugly. Pretty horrible looking, huh?
new hardware and paint job. This is a real pop of color in my apartment.
this is the before picture. The top was badly blistered, the cheap metal hardware was broken and ugly. Pretty horrible looking, huh?

this is the 'before' picture. The top was badly blistered, the cheap metal hardware was broken and ugly. Pretty horrible looking, huh?


I do not like to use the word "ugly' a whole lot because I believe that eveything has its own unique kind of beauty.  .  .but I really had trouble finding it in this nightstand that was waiting next to the dumpster. It was pretty hideous. Aside from the blistering on the faux wood veneer top, it was in decent condition. The drawers slide in and out with great ease, the particle board that it's constructed out of wasn't disintegrating, and the inside was actually incredibly clean.

I knew it was worth saving.

It didn't need any real work-work, just a make-over.

As much as I love painting things white, I was in the mood for some color that  day This turquoise color was just the thing, and I replaced the ugly cheap metal hardware with beautiful glass knobs and silver pull.

I am thinking  of giving it a little more pizazz, but the color is already so bold that I don't want to overwhelm it or make it too garrish.  .  .

I think it'd be perfect in a little beach cottage, or on a little enclosed porch. :)


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Comments (6)

Acrossstate writes: Very nice and one of my favorite colors ! Posted: 5:54 pm on November 13th
KRZEY writes: IT LOOKS GREAT BUT WAS ALSOWONDERING HOW U SMOOTHED THE BLISTERED TOP Posted: 12:56 pm on October 11th
chloeescabin writes: Love it!! I would have done something similar. I can't see any furniture going to waste:) Posted: 6:25 pm on October 6th
racers7 writes: The stand and color look really nice. If you want a super fix for the top, pick off all loose peelings from the surface top, fill all dips and chipped areas with a wood filler and/or spackle (might have to do it twice till level), when dry, sand it really well. Prime 2x and paint. This works really well with all the chipped veneers I resurfaced. Melody

Posted: 9:11 am on October 4th
shamrockerin writes: The blistering was mostly in regard to coloration. The new paint job hid most of it. I did try sanding it first but since the veneer is basically plastic, it didn't really do anything. When there's stuff on top of the table, the blistering hardly shows at all so I am not going to let it bother me. Posted: 2:40 pm on October 3rd
SHEAGREER writes: This is a great save! Could you tell me what you did to the top where it was peeling? I was not sure what you could do with particle board. Thanks for sharing, love the color. Posted: 11:01 am on October 3rd
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