Like in previous years, recently I went to the Goodwill Spring Sale 2017 looking for some furniture to revamp/resale at my Fuffiz Antique Mall booth. I went a little late that day, and all the good furniture had already been sold. I did manage to get these vintage style night stands (that look almost like a pair) that were a little beat up, dirty, smelly, but a great price.
It goes without saying, that I ended up buying items that I was not initially looking for. For example, this vintage jewelry box, and a vintage music box that I will transform and show you in another post!
The revamp of the vintage style night stands was a little time-consuming. I thoroughly cleaned them with commercial grade de-greaser, let them dry, and then started the sanding process.
A 120 grade sandpaper with my orbital hand-held sander, was used to smooth the tops and remove all the faded paint/stain that remained on the top of the tables. I don’t have pics of the completed transformation, but you can get an idea of how it went by the ones that I did manage to take.
After cleaning and sanding, and priming both tables, two coats of the charcoal paint were applied; sanding in between coats, after each one dried, with the 220 pad sandpaper. To finish, two coats of fast drying Polyurethane Clear Satin were applied.
For the knobs I had to refill the original holes, and make new ones. The original mounting holes were 5 1/2 inches apart and those are so difficult to get; most of the new ones are between 3 to 4 inches. I used 2 vintage knobs from my stash of free, thrifty, and unmatched knobs and painted them with gold spray paint.
For the drawers I chose a green color from Ralph Lauren which I had a sample of. I decoupage the inside with a vintage style decoupage paper.
These are the materials I used:
220 pad sandpaper
80 sand paper with orbital sander
fast drying Polyurethane clear satin
spray paint in gold
Ralph Lauren tester in green
vintage style decoupage paper
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