Aug
9

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Remember this little piece I found at goodwill for $6? Remember how ugly and dirty it was!? I just finished the piece and I’m amazed not only how well it cleaned up but how much I LOVE the handles! More on the rest of the piece later….
Why invest in new hardware when all it needs is a a few coats of paint to make it look classy again?
First you need to remove the hardware and give it a good scrub. Next spray a light coat of primer on. Allow that coat to dry and then apply a thin coat of spray paint. *Make sure it says you can use on metal* After that coat is dry flip the handle on it’s back side so you can get all the corners you missed.

 

If you will be using your drawers a lot you may want to put a clear coat on top. I love the minwax polycrylic spray paint for this!
Imagine all the fun colors you could use! The possibilities are endless!
Hope you enjoy this little treasure as much as I do! Can’t wait to show you what else I did with it and the desk I just finished! Stay tuned! :)
**UPDATE: The finished nightstand is posted here.**
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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20 Responses to “{Little blue night stand} & Painting knobs!”

  1. -MissC*

    Hi! I am a new follower! And I am LOVING this piece! Makes me want to head over to my closest thrift store tomorrow morning! Can't wait to read more!

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  2. Marty

    I love this=) And the thrifty price an't be beat!! I found you today through a party and am now your newest follower=) Can't wait to see the desk!

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  3. Britney Jean

    yay! this looks awesome!

    i'm redo-ing a nightstand i got for FREE tomorrow :)

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  4. Cathy @ The Far Fifty

    You really saved this piece, it looks fantastic now! Great tips about the hardware.

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  5. Eileen

    It looks great. Thanks for the tip on how to get those handles painted to last. I'm off to check out your chandelier re-do.

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  6. Heaven's Walk -

    I totally agree about painting hardware! It can really make a huge difference in the look of a funky looking piece of furniture. I just did that same thing on a bedside table (see a recent blog post). Btw – I love the distressing job you did on the dresser!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  7. Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence

    It looks so much better and the handles are much more current now, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Amanda

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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