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Finally! A beautiful nightstand makeover.

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Finally! A beautiful nightstand makeover. Finally! A beautiful nightstand makeover.

Finally! A beautiful nightstand makeover.

Hey there!! I'm SO excited about this project my friends! It's been so very long since I've been able to focus on a DIY anything since my back injury. And this one has been such a long time coming -- I finally finished this up with the help of Minwax. I work with throughout the year and their stain made this project shine!
We've had these nightstands for years! Goodness. I mean...this is one of my biggest procrastinations ever. :) Here's a reminder of the Tarva dressers (from IKEA) I started with:These are small dressers but were the perfect size for a nightstand as well. I really wanted something with storage. ? When I put them together years ago I cut down the legs with my saw. It makes them the perfect height for by the bed and I just prefer the shorter look.
I went back and forth on a look for these forEVER. Here's a reminder of how they looked in our old master: 
I replaced the wood knobs with random IKEA ones we already had -- not sure why cause it didn't do a whole lot to help it out. ;) 
I always knew I'd use stain somehow and add some trim. The exact details I wasn't sure of. But when we moved into this house it all fell into place. My inspiration is a project for our master I haven't even started yet -- I'll share with you (hopefully) soon!
I wanted to use a deep blue color and a dark stain. I went back and forth on whether I should stain the front of the drawers or stain the trim and top. I decided on the latter mostly because the pine these are made of isn't necessarily the best. Lots of knots I didn't want to accentuate.  So I started painting with no primer. I'm a total rebel! I knew I was going to have to do multiple coats no matter what. After the first coat it's important to do a light sanding to knock down the texture that pops up with paint:
You'll have to do that with primer as well. No need to go crazy with it -- just a light going over is fine. Wipe it down with a rag or tack cloth before moving on to your next coat! (This pretty blue is called Gale Force.)
What a difference another coat makes! The grain becomes less and less noticeable:
I started on the stain while I waited on the paint to dry. I wanted to go darker this time and went for an old favorite, Jacobean by Minwax:
It's just a yummy color! I used it on our hardwoods in the old house and it's a beautiful dark brown without any red tones. 
I use gloves and a rag to stain. Makes it super easy to apply and I find it quicker than using a brush:  
It really gets the stain into the wood too -- you're really rubbing it in. 
I only do one coat of stain but if you want to deepen the color you can do one or two more. Do be sure to wait till it's dry in between coats or you'll have a gummy mess. 
Make sure your stain is dry before starting the protective coat as well. I used their fast-drying semi-gloss polyurethane because I have absolutely zero patience. ? Never shake your poly -- it will create bubbles and bubbles are the enemy of a bea...
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