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


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!


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!


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


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


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?


Beautiful! The ceiling medallion was a brilliant idea.

Taryn, Liquid Nails is a brand of wood glue.



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