Vintage Style Nightstands Revamp



Hi Friends!

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!

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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.

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                         Before and After

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.

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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.

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These are the materials I used:

 paint Glidden

tinted primer

color charcoal

paint brush

foam brush

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







Thank you for sharing, commenting and your likes!



  • Jumped over from the Senior Salon
    Another lovely post that makes me marvel at your energy and follow-through — as well as how well you have trained your eye to see potential beauty and understand how to bring it out.

    I was actually relieved to note that some of these items upon which your work your magic are destined for resale — makes me feel a bit less lazy about my failure to restore some of the “chippy-style” furniture I have collected for my own home. Thanks again for sharing.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • Madelyn sometimes I wish I can keep some of the “stuff”, that I buy to resale. LOL. Thanks for your sweet comments and observation about my work. After retiring I decide it that I was going to keep myself busy, and I think that I’m in the right track. Thank you for visiting!!

  • I loved seeing the transformation of these lovely old nightstands. They will be much admired. I have been enjoying a decoupage class these past four weeks, but I have a long way to go and aspire to transforming some unloved pieces such as these…
    I have though transformed a pair of shoes which I adore!

  • I continue to marvel at what a good eye you have and your technical abilities to transform what others would put on the curb for trash day into something wonderful.

  • PS: I should have said that I popped over from Senior Salon, which is how I found your fabulous blog!

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