These nightstands were given a clean new look by Heidi from Lily Field Furniture with Vanilla Frosting!

How many of you have ugly dark nightstands laying around that could use an update? One of my clients had 2 of these that she wanted me to transform for her master bedroom.

BEFORE:

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She went ahead and gave me one of her pillow cases and we toyed around with different color options. Because she had a teal colored accent wall we decided to keep them neutral and went with Vanilla Frosting (middle sample).

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Since the nighstands were very dark and shiny I did a little extra in my prep. I sanded the pieces with 180 and then 220 grit sandpaper and then cleaned well. I also used oil based white primer to make sure there was no bleed through. Even with those steps I still experienced a little bleed through after painting and had to go back and repeat the primer and paint again. I expect this with these dark pieces. After painting I went ahead and sealed with Tough Coat. I also filled hardware holes and updated to some fun new knobs.

AFTER:

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Can you believe the difference a lighter paint color and some updated hardware made on these pieces?

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

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