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Time
Time:5h00
Difficulty
So so
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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Cost
Cheap

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I connected my lines to make boxes.

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

    I drew my diamonds within each box

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

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

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

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

    Tape the next section and start painting!

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

    And tape and paint again....

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

    Between coats of paint...

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

    I worked on painting the drawers.

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

    Ta-da!

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