Read more about my nightstand makeover after the jump.
The first nightstand is one I’m using in my bedroom. The second is actually being used as storage in my home office/living room. Starting the venture with these nightstands served as a trial for me before starting the dresser. The downside of semi-glossy polyurethane is that it highlights imperfections in the wood or your painting. I will definitely select satin next time. But, However, I do like that the gloss adds a touch of glamour to the pieces.
I referenced a great website for repainting furniture, Centsational Girl. I reviewed lots of blogs for info and this one had the best details and product recommendations. Since this was a new creative endeavor for me, I needed as much info as possible. Check out the specific post I referenced here. I did do things a little differently, in which I did not use a paint roller and did it all by brush/hand. For the finer detail in the wood, I also used art paintbrushes.
Once I finish my dresser, I will post more tidbits and links for painting furniture. I’m currently sealing it with the same water-based polyurethane this weekend, woo hoo! I’m so excited to see it in my bedroom.
Note to self (as if I could forget): Don’t start a project like this with 4 different pieces of furniture and their drawers.