TODAY I’M SHARING HOW TO TURN AN OLD DESK INTO PAINTED NIGHTSTANDS! [VIDEO]
Last week I had a ton of fun with you! We tallied up the votes on the #siblog and social media and the Christmas Washstand that had the most votes is…, you’ll have to wait till the end of this post to find out. I have to build a little suspense, right? 😉
Changing a desk into nightstands takes some work. There are a good few steps required even before you start to paint — but this also comes with a huge sense of accomplishment. I have to say I enjoyed every minute!
Here’s the before and after. I found this cutie on Facebook Market Place. Solid wood and good bones.
I’m in holiday mode so I added a touch of gold shimmer. It looks amazing when the light hits it just right.
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HERE’S A TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE MAKEOVER:
There are some text/titles included as a few of you suggested. Feel free to let me know if you find it helpful.
If you have any issues viewing – you can check it out here on my Youtube Channel.
For you creatives out there, if you want to treat yourself to an early Christmas gift I have the perfect one for you!
A few of you have asked what type of seat I was rolling around on in my video. MMM bought me this shop stool and I’ll be totally honest, I didn’t think I’d use it. My exact words to him were, “What do I need that for?”
Fast forward — I couldn’t live without my shop stool now!
It’s super convenient and comfy. My knees, back, and tush thank me every day. Not to mention it’s just a lot of fun rolling around my paint room. 🙂
Here are some Links to techniques I used for this makeover:
Do you notice anything different about the appliques? I glued them on so the bottom of the applique slightly overhangs on the bottom. This way it becomes part of the silhouette of the nightstands.
Even though it took a little work, I’m really happy with this transformation. From my experience, desks don’t sell as fast as say, dressers or nightstands. I’m not sure why but I’m guessing it’s more comfy to sit on a couch with your laptop. hehe
And before we go, here are the votes for last week’s Christmas Washstand Makeover Take 2…
Facebook – Red 6 vs Green 8
Instagram – Red 3 vs Green 14
#siblog – Red 9 vs Green 22
Team Green takes the win!
I can’t wait to do this again next year. You all made this super fun!
And talk about fun, I’ll be back tomorrow with my Furniture Fixer Upper Crew with a holiday special. Hope to see you then!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DESK TURNED NIGHT STANDS … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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