This last week I learned so much about refinishing furniture and how to hang curtains.
About 8 years ago I took on our bedroom set apart. I was not a fan of the stain and I wanted black furniture so I took all the drawers out and the bed apart and I went to town. We slept on the floor for months... this was probably the first taste my then fiancé got of my never ending projects. I finally got it back together and its still in our room. I look back at it now with what I know now and man I would have changed it up.
I had dreamed of this nightstand and It turned out just as I wanted it.
This piece took time but it was so worth it in the end.
Take Every piece apart. Every last piece - TIP keep it all in a jar or ziplock and label it. Mark your drawer (top / bottom).
Sand and wood fill imperfections. I started with 80 grit sandpaper on the drawer fronts since I would be using wood glue on it. The physical night stand I went with a 120 grit
Paint - I love used BB Frosch paint transformer which prevents the need to prime. After EVERY coat sand with 220 sand paper. This is key to making it look professional.
Wood glue on Dowels. I physically cut these dowels in half and I got them from an estate sale for $6. I loved making them and I hope to have a reel up soon on the process. I also sanded these to natural with a 120 grit
Put back together
Add new handles. I also lined the drawer sides to be fancy and I love this wall paper so much!
Seal with polycrylic
There is still so much to finish in this space. I have 1 week left! Can I do it?
The great thing is so many are already finished with their fabulous spaces. Check out all the progress and finished spaces at www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog