Nightstand Makeover…AGAIN!

If you don’t already think I’m a total whackadoo, this post ought to do the trick.

(I feel like I’ve started other posts with this very sentence…that speaks volumes, doesn’t it?)

So you know our nightstands

Yes, THOSE nightstands…

The ones I’ve already painted twice?!


Those ones.

They’ve gone through yet ANOTHER makeover.

Poor guys.

It’s not that I don’t love them in all their looks…

It’s just that I’m a little completely crazy.

This is not news, people, am I right?

You see, their original state was too dark for me, after 7 good years.


I get a medal of some sort for that, right??

So I painted them teal, if you recall. And sprayed the knobs gold.

Then, while I would have LOVED it if I only had one table that color, the two matching teal nightstands was just too much for me.

So I painted them a nice white. Added some glass knobs, and they were perfect.


Now, after living with our master bedroom for a while now (ok, ok, the term is relative), I just feel like I need to manly it up. I mean, the room is half my husband’s after all, and bless his heart he has never ONCE complained that we have an orange/aqua theme going on. And a turquoise dresser.

He really is a good sport.

But I want to de-girlify it a little.

Without really spending much money, of course.

So I had one of those lightbulb moments the other day. I could not WAIT to get started and see if my vision was going to work. If so, this would not cost us one single penny, but would seriously change the look of the nightstands.

Here’s what I did in a nutshell (or collage)…

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Pretty self-explanatory from the picture, but I stripped the drawers from the white, the teal, AND the espresso stain it originally came with.

Oh, and by the way, I’m joining a gym. I woke up the day after I did this project and my forearms and legs were ridiculously sore and shaky. Just plain sad.

I used an electric hand sander which made my life a LOT easier.

Then, I decided to go with the same stain finish I had leftover from my DIY Spring Centerpiece Box – it’s called Provencial by Minwax.

I let it sit out an entire day to dry and air out (stuff is STINKY!). I spray painted the old knobs (not the glass ones), with white spray paint, because I thought the contrast against the wood would be lovely.

And I’m THRILLED with how they turned out!


Love how all the lines in the wood show off so well with this stain.


While these in no way scream MAN!, I do think they’re a little less girly, don’t you think? One step closer to a more manly room;) I’m kinda thinking the curtains might need to go…I’m undecided on that, but leaning in that direction.

Told you, WHACK-A-DOO!


Just for fun, let’s take a look at ALL FOUR looks, shall we?

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Crazy that’s the same table, isn’t it?! What paint, stain, and a little elbow grease can do…

I hope my insane self hasn’t officially turned you away…;)


  1. Maria (Montréal) says:

    WOW !! I truly love the change. Great update. Imagine if you sanded the top of it, & see the wood grain on that !?? It might be nice ! (or would it be too much!?)

  2. You are insane but I love it!! I love your energy!!!! The nightstands look great!!! 🙂

  3. Samantha says:

    love it … definitely the best one !

  4. Hilarious!!!! Love the new look the best so far….until next time!

  5. This is fabulous! I love the wood/paint combo! I think my Hubby might go for something like this in our house… Thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

  6. Lynn Haag says:

    I love all 4 looks but it’s nice to bring in the ‘natural’ element – great ideas!

  7. They look amazing! Love the wood grain with the contrasting white…. gorgeous!

  8. Heather says:

    Wow, I would not have guessed that would look so good! Please please please come rescue me from my matching 90’s headboard, dresser and nightstands! 🙂

  9. What type of paint did u use to paint the nightstand ?

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