A Pair of Elegant Nightstands
|One of a pair of elegant nightstands.|
Nevertheless these are a great pair of solid wood furniture and they offer plenty of extra storage. She thinks she paid about $50-$60 for the pair. For comparisons purposes, a new nightstand made with engineered wood and laminate would retail new about $60-$70 each. For a comparable new product with solid wood and quality construction it would retail each for $200 or higher. So refurbishing this pair is definitely worth the additional investment to give them a second chance.
I sanded off the old finish on the tops and then applied a coat of pure white followed by a coat of Duck Egg Blue on the exterior. The edges were lightly sanded to reveal hints of white. A shelf pulls out above the doors, but it was difficult to slide it in and out. So I applied wax to the wood runners and now it slides easily. My client requested Duck Egg Blue on the exterior and was going to keep the interior as-is. Although the interior paint was holding up it didn't coordinate well with the new finish. Since I had some extra paint I went ahead and freshened up the interior, too. I finished the entire piece with a soft wax to give it a smooth durable finish. These nightstands will last her for many years to come.
|Before. Note the peeling paint on the top.|
|The frames around the doors were lightly distressed to reveal a hint of white.|
|Elegant lines with a hint of distressing around the edges.|
|The client did not want an antiqued or aged patina. |
However, light distressing gives the piece added dimension and character.
|The shelf now slides in and out easily.|
|Light distressing around the edges.|
|A fresh coat of pure white on the interior.|
|A long lasting and durable finish.|