I hope everyone had a great weekend. My goal over the weekend was to replace the old side table/nightstand I have been using for years with a proper nightstand. My goal was to find something with shelves or drawers and spend under $50 for the entire project (to include the cost of the nightstand, paint and any supplies).
Thanks to my friend John McGraw I had, notice I said had, a very nice nightstand that simply needed some cleaning. It met all of my criteria, FREE, shelves and oh, FREE! I picked up the nightstand came home and cleaned it up using a Magic Eraser and Liquid Gold furniture cleaner. If you haven't ever used a Magic Eraser before this little item that looks like a sponge is a wonder. It cleans scuff marks, crayon, marker and any number of other things. I buy them by the case!
SO back to the hunt. I checked Goodwill, Salvation Army and several antique stores in town. I finally ended up at Platte Furniture. The sell used furniture in varying conditions. Most of their inventory is slightly used and in good shape. I found a patio table with 4 chairs for $150 and another set of patio chairs for $20 each. All they need is a bit of cleaning, some paint and new cushions and they will be good to go. But back to the nightstand. I did find one! Two drawers, long legs and ample display space. It just needed a little TLC and paint.
Next I primed the piece with white spray paint primer. I went to my local Ace Hardware to get the spray paint. I was overwhelmed with the selection. There are all kinds of spray paint out there, metal finish, speckled, satin, flat, enamel not to mention glow in the dark! There are also several brands to choose from. I chose the Rust-oleum brand as the can promised one coat coverage and fast drying time.
In the meantime I went looking for knobs. I went back to Ace Hardware but didn't see anything I really liked. I then went to Hobby Lobby. If you've never checked out Hobby Lobby's selection of knobs, pulls and hinges you should really do it. I got these little beauties 1/2 price! You will see they were originally $3.99 each, a bit much but at half price, they beat any other stores prices. I just love them.
Used nightstand - $30.00
3 cans of spray paint - $3.50 each = $10.50
Knobs - $3.99 for 2
Total spent = $44.49 (without tax)
Not too bad and right at my budget with tax! AND I did it on my own, no hubby help!
Have you ever refinished a piece of furniture?
Did it turn out like you thought?
I'd love to hear about it!