Get the luxe look for less with this gorgeous nightstand makeover. An easy paint job and a simple hardware swap go a long way to add major glam to your boudoir.
Things You'll Need
Paint tray and liner
Paint roller brush
Gold metallic paint
Gold door hole filler plate
Lucite cabinet knob
I used Benjamin Moore multi-purpose oil-based primer and paint in the color "Springy Peach." For the gold-tipped legs, I used Martha Stewart multi-surface metallic acrylic craft paint in the color "Gold."
Use a screwdriver to remove the existing hardware from your nightstand.
Place a drop cloth under the nightstand to protect your floors and then lightly sand the nightstand with a fine grit sandpaper. Wipe away the dust with a tack cloth or soft cloth.
Use a roller brush to paint a coat of primer onto the nightstand. Let it dry completely.
If you're painting MDF, use a solvent-based primer. MDF is quite porous, so a water-based primer would cause the wood fibers to swell.
Paint a coat of pink paint on top of the primer and allow it to dry fully. Then paint a second coat on top to ensure full coverage.
Paint the legs white. Once they're dry, tape off the bottom 3 inches of the legs with painter's tape and paint the tips gold. When dry, carefully peel off the tape.
Allow the paint to dry completely and then seal the entire table with a coat of polyurethane to protect the paint from scratches or scuffs.
Once the polyurethane has dried, add new hardware to the drawer. I used a gold door hole filler plate to add a bit of metallic glam and topped it with a hexagonal Lucite knob for a modern touch (both found at my local big-box hardware store).
Now you have a gorgeously glam nightstand that didn't cost a fortune but looks like it did.