DIY Goodwill Nightstands

My husband and I moved from a 700 square foot apartment into our house and had to fill the rooms on a serious budget. We took tons of trips to Goodwill and spray painted and sanded as many things as we could to save those dolla’ bills. For these guest room nightstands we just knew they needed to look decidedly less like the 90’s.

nightstands

We got these nightstands for $6.99 each and ended up leaving the original hardware on there. We could make these look much more modern by replacing that as well.

What we used:

1. Orbital Sander
2. Fine grit sand paper
3. Wood Finish Stain Brush
4. Wood stain – we used an oil-based stain in dark walnut. (Water based paints have less fumes.)

In a nutshell, all you do is remove the hardware, sand the heck out of the pieces, wipe off any residual dust, apply stain using a brush, wipe off any excess stain with an old rag after a few minutes. Once you see what it looks like after it’s dried, apply another coat if necessary.

nightstands

nightstands

Some before pics:

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

Some after pics:

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

nightstands

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