From Discarded to Divine: a DIY Mirrored Nightstand

Remember the nightstand that never quite had a home?  The one that is part of the same bedroom suite as the dresser turned media console?

It had a brief life as a media console, then a printer stand, until I stuck in the living room. Most recently it was my daughter’s nightstand, but once we started her bedroom makeover we cleared everything out of the room.

When it was time to bring the nightstand back in, it no longer fit with the decor. Disappointed, I dragged it down the hall and back into the teen lounge, which has become a dumping ground during the bedroom makeover, and it sat there…until now.

It took a lot of work to transform this nightstand into the vision I had for it, starting with cleaning it and glueing on the bottom drawer front.

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Next, I applied 2 coats of carbon black paint.

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I wanted a slightly distressed look so to achieve that, I dry brushed a few different colors on the edges and corners.

Finally, I sealed it with some clear wax.

Now for the wow factor!

This would require an adhesive that bonds mixed materials, like glass to wood. I used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for this application.

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I will tell you that when I applied the glue to the drawer fronts I was taken back to elementary school; that white scribbly line of too much glue, and the cool feel of the paper as you smoothed it out over the glue…

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such fond memories.

I gave the original hardware a makeover with silver Rub n Buff.

Tip: apply to both sides of hardware due to the reflection in the mirror.


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The cost to have the mirror shop grind holes into the mirror for the hardware was $20 per hole. We just couldn’t afford that, so we attached the hardware to the mirror with Gorilla Glue, or something like it.

And for a finishing touch, the drawers were lined with some shelf liner I had been saving for an occasion such as this.

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We could not be happier with the end result and how this DIY mirrored nightstand looks in my daughter’s room.


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This project gave me so much pride in my home, especially knowing how much my daughter loves the nightstand.


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  1. It is hard to believe it is the same piece from the before picture. You did an amazing transformation. 🙂

  2. Beautiful! Pinning!

  3. Sharon, this is a fabulous makeover! I love how you breathed life into this old piece! I’ve gotta get some ProBond!!!!

  4. Sharon, I absolutely adore this! I’m still looking for ideas for our bedroom makeover but am going to tuck this away for future reference. I think it would look great in our living room or the guest room!! Great job!

  5. Absolutely love the transformation! I love mirrored furniture and I love the idea of DIYing it! I’m pinning and thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party.
    Have a great week.

  6. I might be missing this, but did you cut holes for the hardware or just glue them to the glass?

  7. It’s gorgeous Sharon! LOVE!

  8. Stunning! Love love love it. You have been blessed with amazing talent.

  9. Beautiful. You did such a great job Sharon. I bought the Elmer’s Pro Bond and anxious to test it out on something.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. I love it! But how did you attach the hardware after the mirrors were glued on — did you drill through the glass?

  11. Gorgeous! I love the mirror fronts, the silver buffed hardware, the gorgeous paper, and the color of the dresser. Wonderful makeover 🙂

  12. Sarah, I used Krazy Glue. I would have preferred to have holes drilled for the hardware, but the glass company said that process could cause the mirror to break AND they would’ve charged me $20 per hole.

  13. Thank you, Audrey. I love the Elmer’s Probond. I can’t wait to find another project to use it on. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!

  14. Oh, wow. What a wonderful compliment to make my evening. Thank you so much, Linda.

  15. Thank you, Jen! I know you have a talent for furniture makeovers so I really appreciate your kind words.

  16. I have the same question as Sarah re attaching hardware plus another one. Is the mirror glass or the imitation mirror? I love mirrored cabinets and would like to try this myself. Great ideas!!!

  17. Barbara, it’s mirror. I assume it’s the layer of reflection over glass like most mirrors. And the glass company didn’t want to drill holes in it because they said that process could crack the mirror since it’s so thin. I could have told them to do it anyway, but it would have cost $20 per hole. I could not afford that. Send me a picture if you try creating mirrored cabinets.

  18. Thank you, Marie. I am thankful for your kind words and appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  19. Glued them on. Having the holes drilled would have cost $20 per hole and the glass company said the process could crack the mirror. 🙁

  20. Thank you for hosting and pinning!

  21. Yvonne, with your talent there’s no telling what amazing things you could create with ProBond!

  22. Thank you, Peggy. I wasn’t quite sure where it would go once I finished it, but I decided to try it in my daughter’s room and we were all three so pleased with how it dressed up her room. It was meant to be there!

  23. Thanks for commenting and for supporting me on Pinterest!

  24. Thank you, Megan. I had no idea this little nightstand could be transformed so drastically. I’m glad it’s got a new life and a new look! I’m way too sentimental to get rid of family pieces.

  25. I love it! How did you cut the mirrored pieces?

  26. You did a fantastic job! Great inspiration! 😉

  27. Lori, the mirror was cut at a local glass company. But I’m adding “learning to cut mirror” to my to-do list!

  28. Thank you for your encouraging words, Donnamae. I have to admit that I’m beaming with pride over this project. 🙂

  29. Wow! That’s a seriously amazing transformation. I love the black paired with the mirrored fronts. Beautiful!

  30. This is absolutely {stunning}! I can’t believe the transformation and how simple it was to achieve! Can’t wait to share it with my Favorite Things this Friday morning! Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

  31. Thank you, Kristi. I’m flattered to make your favorites list!

  32. Wow, Sharon! That looks AMAZING! Great job!

  33. What a stunner! This piece is gorgeous!

  34. ok, yes, I am Pinning. Cannot resist. I never imagined that the hardware could be adhered with glue! I thought you would be explaining how you drilled the holes in the mirror. Glue? Much easier. Question: Did you take the mirror to a glass shop to be cut to fit the drawer fronts? I would love to know. Thanks for the fun post. 🙂

  35. Hi Shelly! I purchased the mirror at a local glass company. I just gave them the measurements and they cut it to fit. I didn’t have to purchase the mirror first, they just cut from their stock. But I would think if you already had a mirror, a glass shop would be able to cut it.

    Thanks for pinning!

  36. 🙂 thanks for the compliment…you made me smile.

  37. Thank you, Julie. We’re still swooning over it ourselves. 🙂

  38. A-dore this project! I’m totally crushing on mirrored furniture and have been wanting to make some too. LOVE!

  39. That turned out beautiful!

  40. Beautiful transformation Sharon. You can’t even tell it’s the same nightstand. The glue works beautifully for the mirrors. Pinned 🙂

  41. Anonymous says:

    I agree what an awesome transformation. I am really glad to have discovered your blog!

  42. Wow! I always wanted to try that…your night stand is absolutely stunning! Great job! XO

  43. Where did you get the mirrors cut out and how much did it cost?

  44. Hi Jenny. I purchased the mirrors and had them cut at a local glass company. They charged me $15 per drawer.

  45. Thank you, and welcome to Mrs. Hines’ Class!

  46. This is so pretty! The after is downright glamorous.

  47. Thank you, Mary Beth. I’m so flattered!

  48. I love it Mrs. Hines! Great idea!!! Pinning!!

  49. Thank you, Heather!

  50. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this before? I love a mirrored anything and love what you did with your nightstand. It looks gorgeous and I do love how budget and imagination comes together to make something look new and beautiful!

  51. Thank you! I’m so glad you like the nightstand. If it weren’t for budget and imagination, I’m not sure I’d have found my inner DIYer.

  52. Mary Jo Hamilton says:

    I love the mirrored nightstand….it looks so good!!! I’ve always liked the mirrored chests, I’ve seen some in the stores but they sure can be pricey. This is something I really want to try very soon!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’d love to have two matching ones, or find two different pieces and paint and put mirrors on the drawers…..Love love love it!!!!

  53. Over a year later, can you tell us how this piece is holding up?
    I was also wondering what method you used to adhere or attach the knobs…?
    I absolutely love what you did with this and I must try it myself.
    Beautiful job!

  54. Hi Renee,

    The piece has held up great! The only exception being the knobs. I used Gorilla Glue ( or something similar) and the knobs have all fallen off. So, I recommend having the holes predrilled into the mirror which unfortunately is expensive…approximately $20 per hole. If I find a better adhesive, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  55. Jacqueline Perkins says:

    I’m curious about the edges of the mirror. Are they beveled?

  56. Hi! No, I didn’t get beveled edges, but I’m sure a glass company can do that for you.


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