How To Bring Your Outdated Nightstands Into the 21st Century


These matching nightstands had potential, but were in desperate need of an update. Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture gave them just what they needed with a new paint coat in the color, Fancy Frock, and some modern hardware!

Hey everyone!
Hope everyone is safe and well during this time.  I wanted to share a blog post with you on how I refinished this pair of nightstands.
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
First I cleaned both tables with a vinegar solution, scuff sanded them, then wiped them down again. I then removed the trim that was in between the drawers as I felt it made them look outdated.
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
I filled all the holes where the previous hardware was because I knew I wanted to change up the handles. I applied two coats of white primer to both tables and then let dry for 4 hours.
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
I then applied 2-3 coats of Country Chic Paint in the color, Fancy Frock.
 Fancy Frock pastel blue chalk style furniture paint
Once the paint was completely dry I sealed them with Country Chic Paint’s Tough Coat because I knew they would be used a lot and I wanted to give them extra durability.
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
I put the tables on their backs so I could work on the bottoms to attach the legs. I created a block platform in each corner so that the legs were able to attach to something flat. Each leg comes with a metal plate that you can attach to the wood blocks.
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
After adding the new hardware my new tables were finished!
Fancy Frock pastel blue nightstand painted with chalk style furniture paint
Thank you everyone for reading!

To see more examples of painted nightstands, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of these soft blue, modernized nightstands!


Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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