The best way to give your room a makeover on a budget is if you can use your existing furniture. Notice that I didn’t say using it “as is”. Heck no! Update your solid furniture by adding moulding, paint and new feet!
When I decided to build our new bed, I wanted to use our existing nightstand and vanity to save money. But, the nightstand was a little too short for the new bed height. By adding new feet and painting it the same color as our new bed, I was able to give the knotty pine nightstand a second life.
- Baseboard moulding
- Sanding sponge
- Wood putty
- Putty knife
- Zinsser BIN primer
- Paint (used Benjamin Moore Advance)
- Paint brush
- 4 Tulip Feet
- 4 Straight Leg Top Plates
- Gorilla Glue
- Finish nails
- Miter saw
Start with a solid night stand. She may have some dated curves, but that’s nothing a little baseboard moulding can’t fix!
Remove the drawers. Clean out any dust bunnies and lost love letters out of the back.
Cut an interior facing 45 degree angle into one end of the baseboard moulding. Line up the bevel against one end of the front of the nightstand. Mark the opposite corner of the base where you need to cut. [Read more…]