{Little blue night stand} & Painting knobs!

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.**
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. -MissC* posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:22 am (#

    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!

  2. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya posted on August 10, 2010 at 5:26 am (#

    what a beautiful table! what color paint was the blue?

  3. Jen.Jensen posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:03 am (#

    Looks great!

  4. Mauri posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:37 am (#

    It looks so good! I might need tips from you when I do my nightstand!!

  5. Marty posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:50 am (#

    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!

  6. Britney Jean posted on August 10, 2010 at 11:02 am (#

    yay! this looks awesome!

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

  7. Meg posted on August 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm (#

    Very true–endless possibilities!

    Love it!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!

  8. Atelier de Charo posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm (#

    So beautiful proyect! Love It!

  9. Cathy @ The Far Fifty posted on August 13, 2010 at 7:04 am (#

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

  10. Ellie posted on August 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm (#

    Very cute! I love how it turned out. :)

  11. Suzanne posted on August 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm (#

    The hardware (and the piece) looks fabulous!

  12. Eileen posted on August 16, 2010 at 9:51 am (#

    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.

  13. Heaven's Walk - posted on August 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm (#

    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

  14. Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence posted on August 17, 2010 at 9:35 am (#

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

  15. Amanda posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:14 am (#

    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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  16. Rene posted on August 18, 2010 at 9:51 am (#

    Great night stand makeover! Just found your blog through IBNOTP and love it.


  17. Robin posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm (#

    Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

  18. Alycia posted on April 28, 2011 at 8:19 am (#

    What paint do you use for redoing furniture? Flat, eggshell, etc.?

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on April 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm (#

      I usually use satin. That’s my personal preference. :)

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