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New Nightstands
Right now I have a very part time job (like 10 hours a week at most), and am taking 1 credit. That leaves me with a whole lot of free time. Suddenly, when I have free time, everything has the potential to be a project. I was wandering in hobby lobby when I came across this inspiration sheet and I decided it was time to give our DI nightstands a makeover!

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  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before: a little scratched and dented.
    I was thrilled to have them when I found a matching set,
    but I figured I couldn't hurt them at this point.

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 2
    Step 2

    Before I even touched the nightstands, I drew a 1/4 scale model of them.
    I used my handy measuring tape, calculator, and ruler to help me along.
    I drew everything in pencil then traced it in sharpie.
    I made lots of copies, and sketched a few ideas on my 1/4 scale models.

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 3
    Step 3

    I finally decided on argyle and my sketch gave me an idea
    of what I wanted it to look like. As you'll see, I deviated a bit
    from this in my actual production

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 4
    Step 4

    I used a pencil to mark the top of the nightstand into 8 sections horizontally and 4 sections verticially.

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 5
    Step 5

    I connected my lines to make boxes.

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 6
    Step 6

    I drew my diamonds within each box

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 7
    Step 7

    ...taped, and painted. (If anyone is actually doing this, I would reccomend
    picking your background color and painting your entire nightstand first.
    It would be a lot less work)

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you remove the tape, you should hopefully have some clean lines!

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 9
    Step 9

    Tape the next section and start painting!

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 10
    Step 10

    And tape and paint again....

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 11
    Step 11

    Between coats of paint...

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 12
    Step 12

    I worked on painting the drawers.

  • How to make a side table. Nightstands - Step 13
    Step 13

    Ta-da!

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Cee B.
Cee B. · Fairfield, California, CA, US

Oh my gosh...you did a fabulous job! I've been wanting to do this forever but haven't really had a concrete design in mind but you have inspired me. When I'm done with mine, I'll link back to you! Thanks for sharing.

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Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects

I just LOVE the pattern on the top! I would love to make a nightstand like this <3 (I'll be sure to link if I do)

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numberonecurliegurlie
numberonecurliegurlie · 8 projects

We sprayed it with a sealer.

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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, GB

That looks AWESOME?? Did you just leave it after you painted it? Or did you varnish it or something? Just thinking about protecting the paintwork??

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

wooow he looks great.

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