Want to paint your own nightstands or some thrifted nightstands but aren’t sure where to start? Check out this list of painted nightstands ideas to get major inspiration for your next nightstand makeover! Get more painted furniture ideas and inspiration here!
Painting your nightstands is a great way to give your bedroom a fresh new look without breaking the bank. With so many different paint colors and techniques to choose from, you can easily create a customized look that fits your style and decor.
Whether you want to create a rustic, distressed look with chalk paint or a sleek, modern finish, or even a unique eclectic finish, this list of painted nightstand ideas has something for everyone.
With the right paint and a little bit of creativity, you can turn your old nightstands into stunning statement pieces that will add character and style to your bedroom.
So grab your paintbrush and get ready to transform your old nightstands into stylish new pieces that will breathe new life into your bedroom!
First, let’s answer a couple of frequently asked questions, and then we’ll dive into all the great nightstand ideas for you!
What Kind of Paint Do You Use on a Nightstand?
When it comes to painting your nightstand, the type of paint you use can make a big difference in the final look.
The easiest option is to go for an all-in-one paint, which combines primer, paint, and topcoat in one step, making it quick and simple to use.
For those who want a more textured, rustic look, chalk paint is a popular choice. Here are the top chalk paint brands.
Mineral paint is also a great option, as it dries to a matte finish and is very durable. Enamel paints are another popular choice, offering a variety of durable finishes that are perfect for a sleek, modern look.
To choose the right paint for your nightstand, take a look at our post on the best paint for furniture, which explains the differences between different types of furniture paints and helps you decide which one is right for your project.
Can I Paint a Nightstand without Sanding?
Yes, you can paint a nightstand without sanding, but it is not recommended if you want your paint to last a long time.
Sanding helps to create a surface that makes it easier for the paint to adhere to, and it also helps to flatten out any rough spots on your furniture.
While it’s possible to skip sanding, doing so can result in the paint peeling or chipping off anytime it is bumped.
If you choose not to sand, make sure to clean the surface thoroughly and use a high-quality primer to help the paint adhere properly and last longer.
Today I’m sharing a little review on Dixie Belle’s Silk Paint that I used on this end table makeover. It has a built-in stain-blocking primer, and topcoat, so supposedly, you don’t need to prime or topcoat it. It’s also self-leveling!
This MCM desk was only $20 at the thrift store! It was made very well, and it was in great shape, other than some chipped veneer here and there. And it was the perfect piece to turn into some nightstands!
I found these matching nightstands at our local thrift store for $35 each. They were in really good shape other than some scratches on the tops. They were the perfect set to try using Benjamin Moore Advance paint on them. Read more for our review of this paint and to see how these nightstands turned out!
These poor end tables were beaten and bruised when we came across them. The finish was scratched and completely missing in some areas. Thankfully we were able to fix them up quickly with a little bit of Country Chic Paint's Chalk Paint.
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