How to Revive a Beat-Up Nightstand

A single knob on each drawer is more modern than two. HGTV Magazine shows you how.

Flips, Flips

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Materials Needed

  • 1"-diameter cabinet knobs
  • 9 shades of paint

Step 1

Remove the drawers, and unscrew and discard the old knobs. Patch the holes with wood filler. Sand and prime the frame and the drawer fronts.

Step 2

Paint the frame cobalt blue and the drawer fronts white. Let dry.

Step 3

Stand the drawers next to each other, faceup, so they’re touching. Use delicate-surface painter’s tape to tape off every other stripe in varying widths, running each strip of tape across both drawers. Slice the tape between drawers before painting.

Step 4

Paint each stripe, and peel off the tape while the paint is still slightly wet. Let dry overnight.

Step 5

Tape off the remaining stripes and paint them following step 4. Let dry.

Step 6

Drill holes for the new knobs and attach. Replace the drawers.

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