Weekend Project Success

As you guys know, I'm really into Bungalow 5's Jacqui nightstand at the moment. It's clean lines and gorgeous turned legs -  a great example of  traditional design that feels fresh and current.


But they're priiiiiicey people! and would definitely bust our budget. So I decided to look for something with a similar style and feel, and that would look good in our bedroom.

I checked out  sites like Chairish & design + gallery which have quality vintage & designer pieces, but I wasn't finding anything that felt like a good fit.  And then, just as if they were in my destiny.....

... I stumbled upon this FANTASTIC pair of ming nightstands right here at a local antique shop!  Clean lines, a beautiful carved base & in great shape. And they were a pair (rarer than you'd imagine!).  Sometimes you walk into a place and come upon a real treasure & you just gotta go for it!  But me being me, I still gave it a day's worth of thought  & whipped 'em up the next day.



I considered having them professionally rejuvenated / refinished, but honestly they were in very good condition so I decided to give 'em a go!  They needed some love to smooth out the surface and fill in a spot or two, which I felt  I'd be able to manage. 

The following weekend I bought white spray paint and ordered 6 polished brass ring pulls. Sanding, priming and a few coats of spray paint later....ta-da!



I left the insides of the drawers a rich stained oak that they already were.  It makes for a nice contrast and gives the stands a little edge.

I'm THRILLED with how they've turned out you guys!  They look great in our bedroom and lend it such a charm.

I used Rust-oleum's white primer and gloss white spray print, and Minwax's semi-gloss polycrylic to seal it off.   All great choices & I'd definitely recommend them for any spray paint job you have coming up. I prefer semi-gloss for an understated look (especially with polished hardware). High-gloss if you're going glam or ultra-modern.  

 For someone who's not a major DIY-er, my DIY confidence is soaring right now! :P