Modern Navy Blue Nightstands Makeover

Picked and Poshed
by Picked and Poshed
5 Materials
6 Hours

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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Suggested materials:
  • General finishes coastal blue   (Retailer)
  • Modern knobs   (Homegoods)
  • Wise owl primer   (Retailer)
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  • Claudia Claudia on Aug 12, 2021

    Did u sand down the nightstands

  • Ka Ka on Aug 15, 2022

    Why didn't you have to sand them down? I thought you always had to do that. They are absolutely beautiful though.

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  • Carol Carol on Sep 22, 2021

    OMG! You brought those right up to the 21st century. They are truly GORGEOUS. They will make a great addition beside your bed or your living room sofa! Great accent pieces.

  • Ka 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