DIY spray painted nightstand makeover

I purchased this Vintage Night Stand at the Salvation Army, it’s in great condition and needed some TLC. The original hardware is awesome, original brass hardware and in great condition. I wasn’t sure about the color at first, and then I was torn between Blue & Green. Finally, I decided on “Sea Foam Green” and thought to myself after the first coat, “this was a great choice”. Using Rust-Oleum Spray primer (two coats) and then a few coats of Rust-Oleums Sea Foam Green, sprayed on evenly and sanding in between coats works best for a smooth finish.

Here is the before:

Sad looking, it was talking to me and saying “take me home”!

Painters tape (blue tape) works great, easy to use for taping furniture, and easy to remove when done painting.

I love painting and spray painting furniture! I have a paint sprayer too. During the process I became a little frustrated with the wind blowing the paint, so it turned out to be little challenging.

How about the clover like design? Cute!

Sanding is a very important step when painting furniture. You want to make sure the surface is smooth and dust-free before spraying/painting on another coat.

What do you think of the color?
Loving the way it looks, it still has a modern feel and looks. Just the right color!

Sea Foam Green, love this brand… works great for me. The new nozzle makes it even easier to spray. If you enjoy spray painting like I do, use this cute and inexpensive tool to keep your fingers from cramping.

Works great, and less paint on your fingers.

I really like using sanding blocks, no more scraping my fingertips. Sanding blocks make my job a whole lot easier, especially sanding between coats, it covers a larger area without stripping the paint.

I love how she’s turning out, one more coat and she’s ready for my shop!
Here is what I used to help my hardware shine:

DIY cleaning your Brass (the real thing) Brasso works great! it takes about 20-30 minutes to remove the old varnish. I used an old toothbrush to get in the crevices.
Note:   This stuff really smells, make sure to use protective gloves, a mask, and protective eyewear when brushing, and possibly in a ventilated area.

Brass handles looks beautiful.


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