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.
Next, I applied 2 coats of carbon black paint.
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.
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…
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.
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.
We could not be happier with the end result and how this DIY mirrored nightstand looks in my daughter’s room.
This project gave me so much pride in my home, especially knowing how much my daughter loves the nightstand.
See you in class,