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Yellow Painted Nightstand Makeover

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This post shares a yellow painted nightstand makeover using Decoart Americana Decor Satin Enamels paint in Honey Gold. 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.

Yellow Painted Nightstand Makeover

Today I am sharing the adorable yellow painted nightstand makeover—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:

Before making over the yellow nightstand
Retro nightstand makeover using DecoArt Satin Enamels in Honey Gold
Gross stains on a piece of furniture
Old nightstand

Supplies

And here are the yellow painted nightstand makeover steps!

(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.

sanding the finish off on a piece of furniture

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.

Applying primer to a piece of furniture

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.

yellow painted nightstand

And here’s the finished product!

What do you think? It’s so cute! This nightstand now lives in my coworker’s son’s room in his little reading nook. 🙂

yellow painted nightstand

For more paint projects, check out my free nightstands makeover, my best DecoArt painted furniture projects, my black nightstands makeover, and my trunk makeover!

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Colorninterior

Thursday 10th of August 2017

You really have a great sense of color, the honey gold color is looking good on the table. Amazing makeover.

Kate

Thursday 6th of July 2017

This turned out great! Love the pop of yellow, too (I'm a sucker for bright colors). I've always wanted to check out our local ReStore outpost for furniture that's begging for a makeover -- clearly I need to go and visit soon.

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 6th of July 2017

Our ReStore is so good, definitely check yours our!

Julie

Monday 26th of June 2017

Very cute! I love it! It matches my car. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. :)

Pam Kaufman

Monday 26th of June 2017

I'm not usually a yellow person but the nightstand is beautiful. Love it!

Brittany Goldwyn

Monday 26th of June 2017

Me either...but doesn't it fit this piece well?? Glad you like it!

Karrie

Monday 26th of June 2017

So darn cute!! I love it! Great job!

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