Last week the weather was indeed warm enough for me to spray the primer onto the new nightstand from Freecycle, and I also got a couple of coats of paint done before it got dark. Although it got colder the next day, I was able to finish up the rest of the painting indoors (since I brush on the actual paint, I can do it indoors in a pinch).
As a reminder, here’s what it looked like before.
After sanding, priming, and painting(and also a bit of caulking), here’s what it looks like now:
And here’s what the new one looks like:
Just to show how surprisingly well they match…
You want to know something super fabulous? I didn’t end up having to buy any hardware! I poked around in the toolbox and lo and behold, there were two silver knobs that matched the two silver knobs on the larger dresser.
This means that I didn’t lay out any extra cash for the nightstand at all, since I already had sandpaper, primer, paint, and hardware.
I did remember to take pictures while I did this project, and once I edit and organize them, I’ll do a painting tutorial. I had to do this post first, though, because I was just too anxious to show you all the nightstand!
Here’s what Zoe’s room looked like once I added a craiglist bed (which I painted white, of course). Lots of before and afters here of that project.
And here’s what the room looks like now that it belongs to my teenaged daughter (it’s redecorated, but still has the white painted furniture.) Before and afters are all right here.