before & after: wen’s nightstand

wen from the lazy peacock sent in this crafty before & after. after picking up this nightstand at a local thrift store for $4, wen thought that the little piece has potential. deciding that the nightstand needed some rounded feet, wen attached a cute pair with liquid nails, found a plain 10″ ceiling medallion at a local hardware store for $5 and new hardware at home depot. after a little sanding, filling and painting wen added the new medallion and hardware and finished everything off with 2 coats of white gloss spray paint. total cost of the finished project? $18.94. well done, wen!

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  1. jasmine says:

    what great use of a ceiling medalion!

  2. Joanna says:

    That is seriously impressive!

  3. Rebecca says:


  4. that’s awesome! what a transformation!

  5. abby says:

    What a great, simple makeover. And for under $20!? Perfect.

  6. Toby says:

    That is simply amazing. Very impressed. The medallion makes the piece.

  7. Teri says:

    *clapping* That is so great! Inspiring! And well budgeted! Gosh I’m so glad I ran across this site!

  8. Karina says:

    very creative!

  9. puddle says:


  10. Absolutely stunning!

  11. Danielle says:

    I bought the same hardware at Home Depot just literally last night… crazy! I’m going to swap out the knobs on the Ikea Hemnes dresser and I am deciding between those and the special order pulls that are similar to the Bungalow 5 Brigitte chest. Great job on this!

  12. Kathryn says:

    fantastic project and love it is under $20 – now I’ve just got to find a piece of furniture to do something with – thrift shops here I come!

  13. eva says:

    great work, i love the legs!

  14. Taryn says:

    liquid nails? what are those?

  15. robin says:

    that’s what i’m talkin about! awesome job :O)

  16. kristina says:

    VERY WELL DONE! and very inspiring.

  17. Candice says:

    amazing job…it’s gorgeous!

  18. Katie says:

    I’m always so impressed by the talent and vision behind these before & afters. Great job!

  19. Gill says:

    Gorgeous! x

  20. dinah says:

    this is absolutely one of my favorite before and afters! the medallion was GENIUS!

  21. Sarah says:

    It says painted, then spray painted… what type of paint is under the spray paint? Looks great. I have some old lamp bases, a large desk, and 2 dressers that I would love to paint. Some wood, some laminate. Any suggestions on what works best on laminate or press board?

  22. Christi says:

    This is so beautiful! Great work.

  23. honey924 says:

    Beautiful! The ceiling medallion was a brilliant idea.

    Taryn, Liquid Nails is a brand of wood glue.

  24. So creative and well-designed. Thanks for sharing this!

  25. Sara Keeth says:

    The ceiling medallion really makes the whole thing pop! It looks amazing. Wonderful work!

  26. gina says:

    I am impressed and inspired.Thank you.

  27. So Clever! What the imagination can come up with delights me more than uber expensive designer pieces!

  28. Incredible! I love the design factor you added. Just lovely.

  29. NYCrochet says:

    Gorgeous! Where does one buy little round legs like that?

    1. grace says:


      you can buy them at hardware stores, ace hardware online, lowes, home depot etc. for like $3 :)


  30. Beth Frede says:

    Too cute!
    I love it in white- so fresh.


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