Trash to Treasure Nightstand Makeover

Remember I was helping my parent's with their rental that was trashed by the renter from hell last weekend?

Well, there was some furniture left behind when he moved out so I snagged some of it! This is one of those pieces, a cute little nightstand!

Nightstand Makeover

Ok... maybe it wasn't so cute before its makeover... I cleaned it all up... because... well if you read that post about the rental you'd know why!

It had a little bit of damage but nothing too bad. Here it is after the makeover.

I painted it grey with a free sample of paint I had from Lowe's and sprayed the knobs hot pink!

The pink knobs and pull may be a little jarring in most settings but I've been adding touches of pink to my bedroom so they are perfect! :o)

Then I decided to use some cute contact paper I found at Big Lots to line the drawers.

And for a little unexpected surprise...

I lined the outside of the drawers too!

What do you think?


  1. it turned out really cute! I love the contac paper, especially on the sides! Brilliant!

  2. It looks so cute!! (saw your comment at 320 Sycamore) Thanks for the inspiration. I just did my first repainting of a chair and it was fun. Your table looks so adorable. I love the colors! Great job.

  3. Hi Tania! It's amazing what paint can do for old furniture! I love the gray color and the contact paper is a really nice touch. Great job!

  4. That turned out great and at least something good came out of those idiot renters.

  5. love the stencil inside the drawer! what a great idea!!!! Very pretty makeover Tania!

  6. It's adorable! I love it...:) I am working on my new old credenza I bought a couple weeks ago to hold my TV in the new living room! I chalk painted it white and am going to distress it a bit and I am lining the inside of the doors with some chevron contact paper I have left over from another project. I can't wait to finish it and share it on the blog! Have a great weekend treasure hunting!

    Blessings, Vicky

  7. How fantastic is that! I love the pink and grey color combo too. It looks fabulous. You amaze me. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  8. Love this idea. Bought a couple pieces I'd like to paint but not sure what kind of paint to use. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Krista, thanks for your sweet comment :o) I just used a free sample of Valspar paint from Lowe's. Chalk paint is nice too and there are lots of recipes to make your own online.



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