Campaign Nightstands: Done!
They are painted! The hardware is polished! They’re even styled!
And they’re in the dining room.
We need a weekend to clear out the flat file in the office/boys room, where they are slated to go. But I was too excited to wait to show you. So, without further ado, let’s recap, shall we?
Here’s where we started: $30 thrift store nightstands.
And the hopes of doing something kinda (exactly) like this:
As for the hardware, a little elbow grease and a lot of Bar Keeper’s Friend took the pulls and trim pieces from here:
Not perfect, but I like a little bit of the tarnish hanging around to make it more authentic and less bad 90s brass.
One more thing I did was another tip I learned from my Dad. The drawers were sticking a bit—partly the new paint, partly the old, not exactly top quality construction—so I took a tealight candle and rubbed the rails and the grooves of the drawer with wax. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s running like ball bearings or anything, but it definitely helped.
They are green, but I love ‘em! Almost too much to put a Playstation on…
I did a little Craigslist shopping on Friday evening for my next project… what could it be???