Looking for something fun to do?  Here is a list of the great DIY projects we have posted, complete with step-by-step instructions.

 

Ugly Ducking Makeover- Nightstands

An Ugly Duckling Nightstand Makeover

 

 

 

In the world of furniture makeovers, "it has great bones" is a phrase you hear pretty often... These tables do NOT have great bones, in fact they barely have bones at all. I sort of acquired them by accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was running late for an appointment one day and drove past them on the side of the road. From a distance they had great potential, so I called Patrick, who was working nearby, and asked him to pick them up. Apparently I needed to be more specific and clearly state that he should only grab them if they were worth grabbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What you can't see in these pictures is the quality. I have absolutely no idea what they are made out of but it is little more than cardboard. Okay I may be exaggerating a bit but these tables are definitely not one of my better finds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's the thing though, paint can do amazing things. In this particular case I think the paint may be helping to hold the "cardboard" together, but aside from that, these tables now have a whole new lease on life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just for fun I added a touch of color to the insides of the drawers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The surface is definitely not smooth so distressed was the only way to go. I wasn't aiming for antiqued, and I didn't want the look of dark wax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By simply embracing the roughness, and lightly distressing the corners and such.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These tables are actually beautiful again. In fact they are already on their way to a new home. Just goes to show, that garbage isn't always what it seems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Here's a few of our other fun makeover projects:

Simple Bar Stool Reupholstery

Bar Stool Reupholstery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spray Paint Makeover

Spray Paint Makeover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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