My friends, we’re stretching our wings here and, boy, do we have some treats in store for you. You’re going to love how easy it is for you to replicate this super stylish DIY refurbished nightstand.
Say what? Since when do we talk about DIY projects on this website?
Well, here’s the thing.
With every coop comes a farmhouse….and those farmhouses need furniture.
So, we have a killer series for you, where you’ll learn all it takes to refurbish, build, and design your way to top of the flock in your neighborhood.
In other words, we have a new designer series brought especially to our little flock by our new style expert, Emily King.
Today, you’re going to get her favorite way to create a DIY refurbished nightstand out of an old – but still serviceable – piece of furniture hanging around her home.
And by the end, you’ll be clucking for joy at how gorgeous your home looks.
Oh, and it only cost $14 to make an old piece of furniture look new again. Can’t beat that.
a Nightstand is Born.
When I decided it was time to redecorate my bedroom the first thing on my list of things to get was a new nightstand.
Problem was, I hate spending money. Well, I just hate to spend it on things that aren’t totally necessary.
Thrifty me (some might call it cheap! haha) just couldn’t bear to think about giving away my perfectly good nightstand.
Did I mention that a half-decent new one costs at least $100 bucks or more!? Ouch.
- An ugly table
- Spray paint
- One glass knob
Step 1: Using a mitre saw, measure and cut the moulding.
Please use caution operating a mitre saw, safety first folks!
Step 2: Paint the moulding and table.
I used Rust-oleum’s Painters’ Touch. Follow the instructions on the back of your paint can and remember that 2-3 lighter coats are better than one heavy coat (one heavy coat will be blotchy and uneven).
Spray paint is super quick to dry so for those impatient people out there (like myself) just give it 20-30 minutes and you are good to go for your second coat.
**TIP**: Make sure to use the spray paint in a well-ventilated area. I am telling you this from experience! I think my lungs were black for about 24 hours…lesson learned.
Step 3: Drill a hole for the hardware of your choice.
Using a ruler measure where the center is and eyeball how high/low you want to place your knob.
Step 4: Nail Moulding to Table.
Step 5: Give your table one final light coat of spray paint. Let dry.
Do this step outside so you don’t breathe in those fumes.
Step 6: Screw on your hardware.
TA DA! My first DIY project complete! I was super pleased with the result and of course I was thrilled that it didn’t burn a big hole in my wallet.
- Baseboard moulding = FREE (my parents had some left over)
- Table = FREE (well, I bought it years ago)
- Spray paint = $5.00
- Glass pull = $9.00 (a high price I know, but I just really liked it!)
Total Cost = $14.00
Well folks, that’s it for my first ever blog post. Feel free to post any questions or comments, I’d love to hear some feedback.
Bye for now,
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.