Is it Makeover Monday!!!! Well, I am super excited to be sharing this curbside furniture pickup project with you. I found this sturdy nightstand on the curb across the street from my home.
It was found as you see pictured below. It was missing a drawer pull and was covered in stickers and markers. I am guessing this nightstand once belonged to a kid or a teen.
It wasn’t super beat up so I decided to make it a fun furniture flip project.
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Supplies I used for this curbside furniture pickup project:
- Chalk paint of my own making made with Behr paint – There wasn’t a color name
- Plaster of Paris
- Modern Masters metallic paint “Pewter”
- French poem stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils
- Stencil brush by Cutting Edge Stencils
- Spray adhesive (to secure stencil)
- Warm water
- Crystal drawer pull
- Mod Podge
- Painters tape
- A cat to supervise your work. Mine is named Grace. 🙂
Step 1 – Paint this piece with chalk paint.
I mixed 2 different paints that I already had to create this fun mint green color. Then I took my Plaster of Paris and warmed water stirred it together. Once it became a creamy mixture, I added my paint to it.
Step 2 – Add hardware + add a cat for decoration.
I had extra drawer pulls from a previous project, so I decided it would be perfect for this project. My cat Grace decided it was important for her to help me while I did this step. She is a cute addition to this nightstand.
Step 3 – Figure out Stencil placement + secure it.
I used painter’s tape and spray adhesive to secure the French poem stencil so it wouldn’t shift when I added paint to it.
I decided to use this french script fabric and mod podge to line the bottom of the inside of the drawer to give it another custom touch.
Step 4 – Add paint to the stencil
I did this process in layers. I would allow the paint to dry before adding the next layer of paint.
Step 5 – Cover the entire top with the stencil
I still had to go back with a smaller brush to clean up the writing and make it fully legible.
Here is the AFTER of this fun DIY furniture flip! I wanted to keep this makeover simple yet elegant. I planned on selling it after I was done with this makeover, so I wanted it to fit in many different types of spaces.
What did you think of this curbside furniture pickup project? If you live in the South Bay area of Southern California, it is now up for sale on Facebook Marketplace and other Selling apps.
See some of my favorite furniture flip projects below:
- Finding Furniture For Free – Curbside DIY Furniture Makeovers
- $11.99 Goodwill Find Gets a Makeover
- $15 Side Table Set Farmhouse Makeover
Let me know what you think of this post in the comments below.