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Super-Cute $5 Nightstand Makeover with Distressed Paint

Happy Friday everyone!!! Kristen is here today to share  a beautiful,rustic makeover on  a super-cute $5 nightstand makeover with distressed paint for you!
NIghtstand, vintage fan and basket of books in a super-cute $5 nightstand makeover

Hello again! I hope you’ve been having a lovely summer enjoying long, fun evenings with your families.Today, I wanted to share a little makeover I did on a nightstand that I got for only $5 at a yard sale! When I saw this wood nightstand, I snatched her up quickly!

Nightstand with wood before makeover
It is a little hand built piece that is SO sturdy! All of the drawers are perfect and I knew it would be so pretty with a coat of paint. And it is a great size for Ella’s new room that I am working on right now. I got her a big antique iron bed and I think this will be perfect next to it.  To give it a fresh look, I painted it with chalk paint, and then sanded the edges to give it a rustic look. You can give furniture a rustic  lots of ways but one is by using this technique with masking tape.
Here she is with her new coat of paint:


super-cute $5 nightstand makeover with chalk paint and a distressed finish
I am trying to find some cute vintage knobs online, but in the meantime I just spray painted the old ones to hold us over.  It’s easy to do by painting the handles and then adding a coat of clear coat for durability. I know it looks like the top is dusty, but it is just the worn finish. I am thinking about maybe painting the top too, but I think I will wait to see what it looks like in the finished room.


Vintage nightstand with old fan and books in a basket


Distressed vintage nightstand up close
I love that it is bigger than a traditional nightstand. I think it will be great storage for my little sweetie pie.


super-cute $5 nightstand makeover with a white painted finish and a vintage black fan on top with a basket
I just love to breathe new life into old pieces with paint!


Distressed vintage nightstand with an antique black fan and basket of red books
I hope you are having a wonderful week!
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  1. Kristen,
    The nightstand make-over is superb! The bottom apron with its curves is just the right touch to give this piece its personality. Seeing how you distressed the white paint is inspiring me to re-do some pieces sitting in my garbage.

    I hope you show us the finished room with the nightstand and iron bed.


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