Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nightstand Makeover

When someone sends you a picture of a little nightstand and asks if you want it, you say sure! (or at least I do.)
before picture of a little nightstand that got a rustic farmhouse makeover

The before was an outdated little piece with a formica top, but a good solid drawer.  I removed the little legs before I took this picture.

A little paint and some reclaimed barnwood and this outdated piece got updated.

a rustic farmhouse nightstand with reclaimed wood
First, I painted the nightstand with Fusion Mineral Paint in Seaside.
use reclaimed wood to update and outdated nightstand
Next, I added 2" x 2" square legs and reclaimed wood on the drawer front and the top.
rustic farmhouse nightstand how to
A little Minwax Early American stain and a cleat coat finished this makeover. 

 I love the rustic farmhouse feel this nightstand now has.  A little love was all she need to feel brand new!


  1. I like the paint and natural wood combo on this one.

    1. Thank you Kim! My twenty year old son who doesn't like color said I should paint everything this color, haha!

  2. Great rescue Becky. Poor thing needed to be rescued, it is quite cute now. Love color and all you did to revive this piece. Like the little legs on it.
    I am forbidden to pick up pieces on road offered, no room to store since we don't have way to sell things, people are funny about what they like here. Still trying to figure it out. Don't like distressed, don't like so many features of how pieces are redone now.

    1. Thank you! I am thankful I have some storage space, and anything rustic with a cabin vibe always sells around here!

  3. What a great makeover Becky, loving the new look come on over at share it at #FridaysFurnitureFix would love to see you there, youve got a great eye!

  4. You definitely made it look much better. I would not have attempted it! Love the color choices.


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