This project was originally completed for DecoArt as part of our ongoing partnership, and I was compensated to complete this makeover. This post also contains affiliate links. You can read more about that here. Thank you!
Retro Nightstand Makeover
Today I am sharing an adorable makeover of a cute little retro side table I found at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. Even though the table was in rough shape, I absolutely loved it. It’s a simple piece, and for a grand total of $10, I knew a few coats of paint could bring this thing back to life.
Here’s how it looked when I brought it home:
Here’s what I used for my retro nightstand makeover:
- Orbital sander—I have this one
- DecoArt Satin Enamels paint in Honey Gold
- Zinsser Bulls Eye Primer
- Chip brushes—here’s a multipack for a good price
And here’s how I did it!
(Make sure to read the instructions for your paint and always wear a mask and goggles when sanding—and a mask is never a bad idea when you’re painting!)
Step 1: Use the orbital sander to sand down all of the rough spots. You can see I sanded down a bit more in some of the bad spots.
Step 2: Since I broke open the finish sanding down some of the rougher spots, I decided to cover the entire thing in a coat of primer. Usually the DecoArt Satin Enamels paint doesn’t require a primer if you’re painting over a sealed surface.
Step 3: Then I painted the entire piece using the Honey Gold color from the DecoArt Satin Enamels line. I usually don’t do bold colors on furniture, but I liked the fact that the original piece was yellow and wanted to keep it the same style.
I like to turn my furniture pieces upside down to start painting; it makes it easier to reach into some of the nooks and crannies on the legs.
And here’s the finished product!
What do you think? It’s so cute!
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