This project started with a pair of vintage Ethan Allen nightstands I found on Facebook marketplace.
Refinish Vintage Nightstands
I'm completing a master bedroom refresh as part of the Fall 2020 Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge and this week I'm covering how I took a pair of thrifted Ethan Allen vintage nightstands and refinished them to look like nearly $700 a piece One Kings Lane nightstands!
The inspiration nightstands were from One Kings Lane and cost nearly $700 a piece!
First I used this Jasco Deglosser to remove the shiny finish and degrease the finish so the new paint would adhere.
Next I used wood filler to fill the old hardware holes, and sanded down the drawer fronts and tops so they were smooth and free of any scratches or rough surfaces.
Next I applied Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer. I wanted to make sure that the paint would not only adhere, but would be super durable since our nightstands get a workout.
After two coats of primer I used my Rexbeti paint sprayer to spray on 2-3 coats of Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane in Caviar (a beautiful black that’s just slightly chalky, gorgeous in a matte finish!). I love this paint because it doesn’t need a top coat (in fact you are told NOT to use a top coat because it will crack the paint!) and once you let it cure for the recommended 7 days it is hard, durable and very scratch resistant. Spraying the paint gave me a ridiculously smooth, professional finish.
I let the paint cure for a few days before adding the hardware. To ensure proper placement I made a jig using a piece of scrap wood that was the same width as the flat part of the drawer fronts. I measured four inches over and made a drill guide using a drill bit that was just slightly smaller than my screws.
Then I attached these Hobby Lobby antique bronze metal ball knobs. I got them on a 50% off sale which made them very cheap!
After they were fully cured I moved them inside and man, did they turn out pretty!
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