#makeovermonday / Judy’s $2 nightstand

Today’s #makeovermonday features a fabulous DIY project from one of my blog readers, Judy!

I was scrolling Facebook and came across this post:

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Did y’all see that? $2 nightstand from a yard sale!! Woooohoooo!!!

I asked Judy to send me all the step by step details so you guys can see what a fantastic job she did in making this piece a beautiful addition to her home.

Here is the before in all its $2 glory:

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#1: Judy repaired the trim using Spackle where it was broken beside one of the drawers.

Per her instructions, she used rubber gloves and created a big glob of paste. Once it dried, she used sandpaper to trim it down to match the original frame.

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#2: Next, she painted the entire piece white using this Waverly chalk paint from Wal-mart.

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Judy shared with me that it took 2 coats of the paint, no sanding or prepping. Just slap it right on there!! She’s my kind of girl πŸ™‚

#3: Add fabric and decoupage to the drawer insets. Judy used fabric from Wal-mart that she had leftover from another project. She waited for the fabric to dry and trimmed off the extra after the first coat was applied. I love using what you have and this fabric looks like it was made for this dresser! I’ve never tried fabric on a piece of furniture, but I’m absolutely inspired by Judy’s piece.

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#4: Spray paint the original drawer hardware. I’m a huge fan of using the original hardware when you can. Those pieces don’t even look the same! Here is the spray Judy used.

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I absolutely LOVE how this makeover turned out! This makes me want to curl up with a good book and read. The look is fresh, charming and perfect for her space. I’m sure the person she picked this up from at the yard sale for $2 wouldn’t even believe this is the same piece, right?

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Thanks for sharing the details to inspire us all, Judy! I have a few pieces of my own that have been picked up off the side of the road sitting in our garage waiting on some love. Want to come over and help???

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#trashouttuesday / what it looks like to pull everything out of your kitchen cabinets at one time

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8 comments

    • Yes it did!! Don’t be scared. Just like Judy said – keep changing it up until you love it! And a $2 piece is perfect to start with because even if you hate it – then you only spent $2 πŸ˜‰

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  1. Thank you Starr! I am so excited that you featured my project!! And to Mommy3shue, it’s paint and you can always cover it up! I even painted the top grey thinking I might like it two toned, and I didn’t, then I painted the insets of the drawers with a metallic silver which I didn’t like either, I just kept painting til I got it to something I liked!! Lol

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    • Yes!! Ok I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me cause I knew that top looked grey in one of those photos!!! Hahah you’re totally getting it! Keep changing it up until you love it. I feel like I do that with our entire house lol. Thanks again for sharing this great project!

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