Charlotte’s Night Table

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hi Friends and welcome to day#22 of my March Madness, 31 Makeovers in 31 Days Series!! Today’s makeover is a sweet one and one that was fun to do since it was for someone special. One of my best friends in the whole world was on the lookout for a night table for her sweet daughter, Charlotte’s room. Well actually she asked me to be on the look out and so I have been.

Who would have thought it would be so hard to find a simple night table fit for a pretty girl’s room?

I finally spied this one at the Salvation Army:

Char's-Night-Table-Before1

It had those French Provincial lines that I just love. And it turns out that the dresser in her room does too! How perfect! Now you rarely see a furniture makeover from me that doesn’t include chalk paint, but this is one of them. I’ve included affiliate links so you can see some of the products I used.

Here is her new look:

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

To make it match the dresser it needed to be smooth with no distressing, so I actually used spray paint.

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It gives it such a pretty smooth finish.

I sanded lightly first with 150 grit, then 220 grit on top and 220 grit sandpaper all over the rest.  Before I sanded the drawers, I filled in the old hardware holes with Elmer’s Wood Filler.  After that was dry, I vacuumed all the surfaces with my shop vac, and wiped them clean with a clean soft cloth.

I primed first with a coat of Bullseye 123 Spray Primer . Then I gave it two coats of Rustoleum All Surface White Satin Spray Paint for a smooth finish. For some reason, spray paint leaves almost a dusty film on the surface. After the primer and each coat of paint was dry, I wiped the surfaces down with a clean soft cloth before adding the next coat.

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

That was it. It would be so easy to paint all furniture this way, except spray paint and primer can really add to the bottom line. Plus I love the look and feel of chalk painted pieces. This is perfect for a child’s room though.

I couldn’t resist adding a fun punch of color to the drawers:

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is what I bought this Krylon Aqua for that I used on these cannisters I shared on Saturday. It matches the wall color in her room. I taped off the front with Frogtape and brown craft paper and then primed and spray painted the drawers inside and out.

Krylon in Aqua is perfect for the drawers in this sweet girl's room makeover.

Then I wrapped the paper around the drawer and primed and spray painted the front. These pretty glass knobs from Home Depot were perfect for this little piece since the hardware on the dresser was satin nickel:

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I love the little surprise when you open the drawers.

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Amost as sweet as Charlotte herself, and she loved it! 🙂

Tomorrow I’ll be back sharing the makeover of this lamp my Mom almost put out for her yard sale!

Rooster-Lamp-Before-1

UPDATE: Surprise!! See it HERE now! 🙂

If you missed yesterday’s makeover you can see it HERE.

And if you missed any of the other makeovers in this fun series, how can that be?? Ha ha you can catch up here:March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1. DIY Tray from an Old Picture  2. How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter  3. French Provincial Desk Makeover  4. Mini Shelf Makeover  5. $5 Yard Sale Dresser

6. DIY Wooden Tote Redo  7. Antique Mirror Repurposed  8. 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined  9. Updated Candlesticks   10. Shutter Cabinet

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

11. Jewelry/Trinket Holder  12. Oval Rosette Mirror  13. $5 Thrift Store Lamps  14. DIY Jewelry Storage  15.  The Perfect Necklace Holder

  16. 80’s Shelf  17. Spring Bird Nest Wreath  18. 15 Minute Table Makeover   19. Thrift Store Container Makeover 20. Patterned Sofa Table

XOXO,

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  1. Hi Christy, what a sweet makeover!! I also prefer look&ageless of chalk paint but for this purpose is perfect …I never achieve to hide the holes in the wood as you do … Is fantastic the way you work it.
    Kisses!!

    • Thanks, Victoria! I agree this is great for a child’s room, but I too love the chalk painted look for me. Sometimes with the holes, the first time filling isn’t perfect, so I fill a bit more and sand again. Have a great day, my friend!! XOXO

  2. Again, here I am and loving your furniture piece for Charlotte. It made sense to use spray paint on the piece. And it’s gorgeous! And again, I am so eager to see the lamp that your mom ‘almost’ put out at a yard sale. I think it’s really cool looking and know that what you do to it will be even cooler! Thanks for brightening my morning.

  3. Mary Kaiser says:

    Love the night stand. Was one can of primer and one can of paint enough to cover it, or did it take more?
    Good job!

  4. Adorable! Love the drawers!

  5. It’s beautiful! I love the blue on the drawers. It may not be something most people will see but when she opens the drawers it will make her feel happy inside!

    Great makeover!

  6. You are right that little night chest is just sweet.
    Charlotte is a lucky young lady to have you as her personal decorator. Beautiful finish.

  7. Mary Meusburger says:

    Another beautiful transformation! Love the pretty aqua surprise when you open the drawers! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite from your March Madness projects, but this would be in the top three! I am going to be so sad when March is over!

  8. Beth Ingle says:

    So cute! I love the different color on the insides of the drawers! What a great idea:)

  9. Loved what you did with the inside of the drawers. What a fun color.

  10. girlfromwva says:

    beautiful!

  11. She almost got rid of that rooster? Oh the humanity!!! Charlotte is a lucky girl. 🙂

    -andi

  12. Maggie M says:

    Great makeover, Christy. Charlotte is one lucky little girl:)

  13. LOVE~LOVE~LOVE!!!!! It’s perfect!!! You do fill the old handle-holes PERFECTLY!!!! I hate when I see a piece for sale with “dips”. This is really a beauty…and it was a beast!!!!
    GREAT job!!!
    God Bless~
    Addie 😉

  14. You are a spray paint goddess! I’ve never seen a finish look so good from a spray can. Amazing!

    • Ha ha thanks, Anne! I’d love to take all the credit, but that spray paint I used is awesome! It has a nozzle that sprays a larger area so it worked great on this piece! 🙂

  15. That looks really lovely. Glad there is no distressing!

  16. Ugh, I just love it! I joined your blog somewhat recently and you have me hooked. My 10-year old and I were drooling over your do-overs (And every time I look at the before and think, “Now how is that going to look good afterwards?!” ) I think our summer is going to be spent in the flea markets, thanks to you! 🙂 Keep them coming– They are so much fun!

  17. Helen Holley says:

    I love this look.. Beautiful white paint with that lovely shade of blue inside the drawers! And the knobs too! I love this!
    You did a great job on this piece!
    Helen

  18. It is so much nicer painted. I am noticing that furniture looks so much lighter in weight when painted.

  19. Christy, love, love, love Charlotte’s night stand! I completely missed the pretty scroll work on the bottom until you painted it. So darn cute!!! I need to find one for my granddaughter.
    Joni

  20. I knew there was going to be a surprise waiting for us inside those drawers and you did not disappoint! So pretty and fresh now – you’d never know they were the same night tables!

  21. Such a pretty and feminine nightstand. I just love what you did with it!

  22. Such a pretty little nightstand!

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