DIY Painted Nightstand

DIY painted dresser

When we decided to buy a house in Tennessee, many of Husbands relatives began calling us begging to take some old/vintage furniture off their hands. Husband comes from a family of hoarders collectors. If we ever need anything, and I mean anything, someone in the family has it. Whip-o-matic? Conductor’s hat? Carousel horse?  Giant stuffed penguin? Soda dispenser? Claw foot tub on wheels? A revolutionary war sword? An Academy made of chocolate?They got it!

So, a big empty house for us meant a place to share some of their extra furniture for them. We are incredibly lucky to be given some of these vintage pieces, but much of what was given to us needed lots of TLC. Some pieces needed to be cleaned, refinished and repaired, while others just needed to be completely redone.

His Grandmother gave us an old small dresser that was the exact size I wanted for my nightstand. The only problem was the color, lime green. I’ve never refurbished anything before, but everyone on Pinterest makes it look so easy so I decided now’s the time to give it a shot.


This little dresser turned out to be an easy first DIY project. Here’s what I did.

-Removed handles

-Sanded every surface

-Cleaned the surface


-Painted again.

-Replace handles


finishd project

Easy as that!

It looks perfect next to my bed and was a heck of a lot cheaper than purchasing a new one. The whole ordeal inspired me to attempt some more Pinterest DIY projects. I’ll be sharing those soon!

before after


7 Replies to “DIY Painted Nightstand”

  1. I L-O-V-E it!!!

    1. thank you! just wait until you see the chair i did with your idea!

  2. Reblogged this on ecscllc and commented:
    Why buy new when you can recreate new from old?

  3. So funny that you are redoing a dresser in heels…that is proof you are a true fashionista LOL 😛

    1. hhahaha I was wondering if anyone would notice just how fabulous I am! haha

  4. Just did a dresser myself, great DIY project 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m so excited to start doing more!

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