Modern Navy Blue Nightstands Makeover
I thrifted these Dixie side tables. I found them for $9.99 a piece at my local thrift store.
I am always on the hunt for matching side tables with the perfect height so these were a solid score!
At first glance they reminded me of nightstands you would see in a hotel. Nothing special. Just practical.
I found these beautiful knobs at Homegoods and I knew they would really elevate these side tables to the next level.
I removed the old pulls and used bondo to fill the old hardware holes. Bondo dries rather quickly and then you just sand it down smooth.
Sometimes there’s a divet and you can repeat this step until you basically can’t tell the old pulls ever were There!
After the old hardware holes are filled I eyeball where the new holes should go for the knobs and once I figure out the first drawer I make a pencil mark
on each drawer where the new holes should be drilled to add the new modern knobs.
After that’s done I prime the entire drawer before I add my paint.
Here I am using Wise Owl gray primer.
I used General Finishes coastal blue once I primed the nightstands.
And now we have a completely modern set of nightstands.
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- General finishes coastal blue (Retailer)
- Modern knobs (Homegoods)
- Wise owl primer (Retailer)
- Bondo (Home Depot)
- Paint brush (Home Depot)
Ka on Aug 16, 2022
Thank you for replying to me and answering my question. I was going to do a nightstand and thought if his turned out this beautiful maybe i do not have to sand mine. You said, you just forgot to mention that. You were so sweet to reply and let me know. I would have made a mess of mine. You did a beautiful job! I will know always to sand now. God Bless, Kathy Hall