A pair of shabby nightstands get a gorgeous and classy makeover using beautiful Mint Green Paint Colors and Hexagon Tiles.
This makeover came out even better than I expected. I have been working on our spare bedroom for a while now and wanted to make it into a properly functioning bedroom with a bed and nightstands.
I found this pair on Facebook Marketplace for about I think $25. Besides the top part having a few issues in general it was in great condition.
I look for a good furniture makeover and if you want to see more then do check out my Vintage Buffet Table Makeover and Bar Cart Makeover for some more inspiration.
Materials Needed for DIY Mint Green Nightstands Makeover
Tutorial for DIY Mint Green Nightstands Makeover
This is how the nightstands looked before. They were in really good shape no severe damage of any sort except for the top part.
There were a few scratches and discoloration which could easily be fixed using an orbital sander.
But the potential for these to turn out cute was pretty high hence I had to purchase these at once.
I decided to make my own custom Mint Green Paint color.
I had tons of white paint leftover from a project and I looked up a way to make mint green paint and that is what I created.
I also have added a link in my material list for a mint green paint color which you can check out if you want the same shade as mine.
First, come first it was time to sand down the piece. I used an orbital sander but I also think sanding it by hand would have worked but it would have been a lot of effort.
This orbital sander gets the job done quickly and is pretty inexpensive as well if you end up purchasing it.
The trick to sanding is slow and steady, you can’t rush it or it won’t work at all.
Go over smaller portions in a circular motion. It took me about 20 minutes to sand down the top part of both nightstands.
Take a rag cloth and dust off any excess dust particles and then I also wet the rag to really get any particles off the top of the table.
Then it was time to Stain the top. I did not paint it but decided to give it a deeper wood color.
Apply a layer of wood stain using a foam brush. I chose a very deep and dark brown wood stain but keep in mind that you have to wipe off the excess which mutes the color down a bit.
Using a thicker tissue paper or cloth rag wipe off the excess wood stain and then let it dry out.
Then it was time to paint the Nightstands in my custom Mint Green Paint Color.
I took off the drawer pulls and started painting them. The paint I used already has primer in it so I did not have to apply it beforehand.
I masked off the top part where I had applied the wood stain as I went around the entire table to paint it mint green.
The paint gave such good coverage that I did not even have to go over it twice.
In total, I think it took me about 30 minutes to paint both the nightstands.
I decided to paint the drawer pulls with another shade of green which was just one step darker than the mint green paint color.
As for the nightstands, I did go ahead and apply a polycyclic sealant to seal in the paint and protect it from any scratches, etc.
When the nightstands were completely dry I decided to add something fun to the front of it as they seemed a little too plain for my taste.
I decided to use pieces of these hexagon tiles that I had purchased from Home Depot.
I didn’t even need the whole sheet as only half or even less than that was enough for both nightstands.
I planned on using the hexagon tiles in a waterfall-type manner on the front of the drawers. The hexagon tiles I had purchased had three different colors from light gray to dark to almost black.
I used all three on the separate drawers.
Using the e6000 glue I individually glued down each piece onto the nightstands.
I let the nightstands dry for an hour before I moved it into the room where I was going to be using.
And here is the final result.
What do you guys think?
A clean and crisp makeover to an otherwise shabby nightstand.
I think it looks great in the room it was intended for it to be used.
If you liked this project be sure to Pint it for later.