A new piece of furniture in your home doesn’t always mean brand new and a higher price tag. With places like Facebook Market place, Offer Up and local thrift shops, you can find some hidden gems at a fraction of the cost.
Patrick had this at his condo and was passed around. The color isn’t fabulous and the hardware is the cheapest most old school thing you’ve seen in a while! Buuuuut it fit perfectly on the side of the bed in our spare bedroom. I had never put a night stand on that side but with what we have on the other side it needed to be a VERY different style and this fit all those things perfectly!
I recently took to refinishing it to eliminate one project that we had on our list. With the use of our new Dewalt Orbital sander, it made life easier.
I brought the piece to our garage, took off all the hardware and got to it. To refinish furniture you need to sand down the current layer to get off the clear coat specifically. So with my sander, I took to a couple goes at the outer layer. Once I felt like we had it down enough, I chose a stain that we felt fit our style.
The drawers with the old school hardware had one too many hole though, so using wood filler (paintable and stainable) I filled in the middle holes and measured to make sure I could find hardware with those left over dimensions that would fit as well.
After two coats of stain (just use an old cloth and rub it on), we added the clear coat to solidify the color.
Now the hardware. Hardware is a way to make any piece of furniture much more lux. I did the same on my IKEA furniture with a simple hardware upgrade to make it less Ikea. These pieces from Rejuvenation are STUNNING.