Two Tone Nightstands Makeover

Are you tired of furniture makeover posts yet? I really hope not because we have a whooooole lot more coming.

Between having to furnish my parents’ entire guest bedroom and replacing a lot of our existing furniture in the new house in a couple of months, Craigslist better watch out. I’m a comin’ for it.

But oddly enough, while I was on the hunt for a pair of nightstands for the guest room, I had exactly zero luck on Craigslist and in thrift stores the past couple of months. Thrift shopping is so much harder in the winter because the inventory always seems low. (Spring cleaning and yard sale season needs to hurry up already.)  So I ended up having to buy a pair of new ones.

Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

I managed to catch them on a major markdown at Kirkland’s and I had a coupon, so they ended up being about what I would have paid at the thrift store anyway.

If painting new furniture is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

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Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

Since we’re sticking to blue and mint tones in this bedroom, I thought the Fusion Brook color would be perfect. But I still wanted to retain a little bit of wood.

These nightstands were veneer, so I couldn’t strip them down and restain them like I did the French blue dresser, but I was able to get them looking very similar to a stain using the Algonquin color on the drawers followed by a layer of the Espresso wax.

Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

I’m LOVING this pretty shade of bluish green. And the rug I chose for in here has the exact same shade of mint in it as the nightstands now.

Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

My parents found the perfect bed on Craigslist that I was able to paint for them too, but I’ll be sharing more of that later as more of the room comes together.

Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

I can’t believe how far this space has come already. I mean… it was long overdue.

Two Tone Nightstands Makeover | blesserhouse.com - Plain nightstands get a colorful two tone makeover using Fusion Mineral Paint Brook and Algonquin.

After all of this furniture makeoverin’, I might need to crash in that bed once it’s all finished. But since we’ll be living here in March while we’re between houses, I might as well get used to it. πŸ˜‰

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*A big thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint for providing paint to sponsor this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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47 Comments

  1. I am working on a couple of my first projects right now and man oh man I didn’t realize how much work goes into every project! The nightstands look great…..I also love the natural distressed look that the bed is rockin’. Was that something you did as well or did you buy it like that?

    1. It goes faster with practice, I think. Or maybe after a while it just doesn’t phase you anymore. πŸ™‚ I’ll be sharing the bed on Monday. It was a Craigslist piece that I painted and distressed as well.

  2. Beautiful! I love that the drawers match the finish on the bed. Where is your rug from? I love it and that everything goes together so well πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! Absolutely love the color! I will be doing a series of furniture makeovers for my master bedroom and this was a super helpful post to read in preparation. Thank you! – from a fellow Charlottean πŸ™‚

  4. You have done a lovely job of this Guest Room! You have been blessed with a wonderful gift!

    Blessings, Lauren!

  5. I just discovered your blog. You are a very talented lady. I wish you the best during your move. We moved from GA to TX last Summer. I know that your new home is going to be beautiful. Can’t wait to see it. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. I’ve missed something! “Between houses” “new house” What is happening? What blog did I miss? And, no, I’ll never tire of your furniture makeovers and the nightstands are terrific!

  7. Beautiful! Can I ask for a little more details of how you did the drawers. I have dark night stands that I would love to lighten a little, but I have no idea how to keep them looking somewhat like wood with painting.

  8. I am always amazed by the makeovers. I always think “how can that piece be any cuter” and then it always looks so awesome! Keep ’em coming!!!!

  9. Would love to see the instructions on how to get the finish you created on the bed! Hoping the “How To” will be included in your future posts as this room transpires! It’s gorgeous!

      1. Can’t wait to see the tutorial on the bed…I’ve been wanting to paint the bed in our masterbed room and this just might be the inspirational post I need to help get me started! Beautiful work!

  10. Fabulous as always, Lauren! Trying to come up with some ideas for my own nightstands over here. It’s too bad I have a baby due in 3 weeks! ?

  11. AMAZING. Beautiful. I’m always shocked at the before and after photos – and I have a question. I’m curious as to whether your ability to see the possibilities in an area is a God-given talent, or something you’ve learned? No matter how hard I try, I wouldn’t be able to have such original ideas. I can copy what folks like you do, but to come up with the idea on my own would NEVER happen. Can you comment?

    1. Ya know… that’s a good question. Hmm…I’ve been a visual person for as long as I can remember. Before starting this blog, I was a dance and colorguard choreographer. My mom always said I had a little dancer in my head even when I was young because I would just invent choreography and visuals on the spot while listening to music. So I guess my little dancer has turned into a little decorator? I can “try out” different colors and move things around in my mind when I’m looking at something, so I guess that’s related. I’ve learned from watching others too, but I don’t ever remember a time when I couldn’t envision things. Sketching on notepads and playing around with room designs on Polyvore helps me visualize too though.

      1. This is Lauren’s mother and I have to chime in here because you will get a kick out of this, Linda. When Lauren was in first grade, her teacher showed me a picture that she drew in class one day to illustrate a story she had written. The teacher said, “See all these details she put into the picture? Other students don’t usually do this. She is very detail oriented.” The picture was of a little girl in bed. Beside the bed was a night table with a lamp and a flower in a vase and a clock. Over the bed as a picture in a frame. We should have known her calling even back then. I keep meaning to look in her keep-sake box from when she was little. I think I saved that picture. πŸ™‚

          1. Love that story! That answers my question – she was born with that blessing! Thanks for the answers ladies!

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