I have had these same ugly night stands in an ugly green color for too many years! I bought them way back when and they were really inexpensive. They have some design flaws in my opinion, the drawers don’t really seem to fit well all the time…little details like that!
When I was refinishing my new chest I had lots of paint left (you know when you need more than a quart but not nearly a gallon). I was looking for something else to paint and these puppies were just sitting there all ugly and before I could help it, I had them out in the garage all apart and sanding them.
I slathered on two coats of the Glidden paint with primer that I used for the chest and they were transformed, well maybe not immediately, but certainly over the weekend.
I applied two coats of Minwax satin lacquer after a layer of grey glazing. And then I distressed the edges and they look pretty good!
I found the strangest thing with these drawer pulls…they are not attached from the inside. See not bolts or screws on the inside…
I tried to take them off for painting and couldn’t figure out how to remove them so they stayed on and perhaps there is some paint left on the base of the pulls. We are not going to talk about that though!
Anyway, here’s the finished product…I like them so much better than the green ones!
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