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Before and After: Nightstands

Every time I complete a piece I swear I love it the most, and this one is no different.  I’m so happy with the way these turned out!

And for a little something special, I painted and papered the drawers:

To refresh your memory, here’s the before and some info about how I found them:

These nightstands perfectly prove the point that classically constructed furniture never goes out of style, especially when you’re handy with paint!

Details to come soon with my refinishing tips!


30 Comments on Before and After: Nightstands

  1. Life is Pichey
    September 21, 2010 at 7:12 am (8 years ago)

    Love, love, love, Dayka! They look great!

  2. Life is Pichey
    September 21, 2010 at 7:14 am (8 years ago)

    They look great, Dayka! I love them. I really like the papering of the inside. I have a few pieces i need to refinish and I’ll definitely be using that idea.

  3. Angela
    September 21, 2010 at 8:15 am (8 years ago)

    They are gorgeous!! I knew they would grow up to the lovely because of the their good bones.

  4. Terry
    September 21, 2010 at 8:26 am (8 years ago)

    Fantastic, and with jewel solitaire pulls.

  5. K. Rock
    September 21, 2010 at 8:42 am (8 years ago)

    Great job! They look awesome!

  6. niki.mac
    September 21, 2010 at 8:49 am (8 years ago)

    This came out very chic! Great job Dayka 🙂

  7. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    September 21, 2010 at 9:14 am (8 years ago)

    You did a fantastic job. Who would ever guess that the tops had been scratched. Now the shape of the stands is the star of the show.

  8. CASABrasi
    September 21, 2010 at 11:01 am (8 years ago)

    Love them! They are so cool. Good job!

  9. Swtpee1010
    September 21, 2010 at 11:38 am (8 years ago)

    Amazing! I love it! Just gave me an idea…not that I would try it myself. I’ll leave that to the experienced and print your post as a guide 🙂 Luv ya!

  10. Dayka (Life +Style)
    September 21, 2010 at 11:40 am (8 years ago)

    thank you, thank you, everyone!! i’m excited to bring them upstairs today!

    September 21, 2010 at 11:56 am (8 years ago)


  12. autumn
    September 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm (8 years ago)

    they really look spectacular, and like they cost $1200 a piece. way to go!

  13. alison (semi-fab lane)
    September 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm (8 years ago)

    these do have a very classic shape yet modern at the same time. love what you did! and you always go the extra mile with the drawer detail, love it!

  14. Doug Eash
    September 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm (8 years ago)

    great job on some different and interesting night stands.

  15. Jesse
    September 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm (8 years ago)


  16. Freckled-Mind
    September 22, 2010 at 2:27 am (8 years ago)

    This is so nice. I wish I could do some of these things you do…I’m going to try with something simple like some picture frames and spray paint them black! We shall see

  17. theLENNOXX
    September 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm (8 years ago)

    I was looking forward to see this, and I absolutely love how they turned out! I’m so envious!

  18. Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage
    September 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm (8 years ago)

    They look fabulous. I have some similar in the garage. I’ve thought about painting. Love how they turned out.

  19. AB HOME Interiors
    September 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh they are just awful….heheAs usual they just look fabulous with your awesome touch! You ready for the designers challenge? It appears you have been too busy painting. Hope your ready, cuz AB HOME is bringing it! haha

  20. Mrs. Chic
    September 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Those are perfect, love it!! I tired to comment yesterday, but my laptop was being a but head, lol!!

  21. LindsB
    September 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm (8 years ago)

    I never would have guessed those are the same end tables as before- they came out just beautiful!

  22. Hello Lover...
    September 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Gorgeous! They don’t even look like the same pieces! I really love the brass and crystal knobs

  23. Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    September 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

    WOW, these are gorgeous. What a professional job Dayka. I can tell you took your time with these.

  24. brian patrick flynn
    September 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm (8 years ago)

    WHOA! These look almost factory-new. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. The finish came out fantastic. Kudos, GIANT kudos.

  25. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys
    September 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Love them Dayka! Of course I would! You’re fab when it comes to refinishing pieces!

  26. Mary @ RoomPolish
    September 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm (8 years ago)

    ummm…I can tell that your blog is going to be one of my MUST-READS. So glad I found it! You mix great style with DIY…just my kind of blog , yay!

  27. elizabeth@themustardceiling
    February 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm (8 years ago)

    Your end tables turned out gorgeous. I love the black with the new pulls. I just found your blog, I’m excited to read more!


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