Project Restyle: Nightstand Table Makeover

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       It's kind of a given that somewhere at some point in the moving process, a few items of yours will get broken or damaged. You could wrap everything in seven layers of bubble wrap and it will still happen. It's just one of the joys of moving. That being said, most of the furniture that went into the moving pod painted a light color had to be repainted once it came out on the other side, and I got a few major dings on some dark wood too that were a bit too obvious to ignore. So, what do you do when a furniture item needs a little help? Makeover! 

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       We've had these side tables (I think they were from Target originally) for about five years now, and it took moving them to a new place for me to realize they were a bit dull (not to mention scratched now) and could use some sprucing up. Here's what I did to give them some new life: 

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       First I took out the drawers, flipped the nightstand upside down, and used a jigsaw to cut the wooden legs flush with the bottom of the nightstand. Once the legs were off, I gave the wood a quick sanding and painted the body and drawers a glossy white.

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       Once the paint was dry,  I installed leg plates onto the bottom of the nightstand and attached these mid-century legs that I painted gold.

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       I gave the round knobs a quick brush of spray paint and cut down this adorable (and removable!) wallpaper to fit the fronts of the drawers.

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       For the final touch, I added these brass campaign chest corners (product E307) to the front of the nightstand at the top and bottom, and my new nightstand was complete!

Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)    Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)       Too cute! nightstand table makeover (click through to see more!)     As you can see, this process resulted in quite the transformation! I can't even believe it's the same nightstand, and to say I love it is a bit of an understatement. The white looks so fresh with the gold accents and the palm paper is the perfect way to add some fun. I feel like I certainly made some lemonade out of my moving-related lemons on this one…xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • What a gorgeous piece! I’ve been meaning to get rid of a bookshelf, but this has inspired me to do a little restyling myself!

  • This looks amazing! It’s incredible how you can craft this yourself, and it looks like from a chic home decor store!

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  • This is gorgeous:)) The transformation is really incredible. And I always love a palm leaf print:D Have a lovely day, Sophia

  • Hey there!
    I’ve never heard of Swoonworthy, but I just took a look and it’s really cute!

    I was with Laura when she was concepting this makeover and I can tell you 100% she didn’t rip off another blogger. From time to time there are styles that get repeated (a LOT) and it’s definitely a big year for brass and palm print, but I think it’s really unfair to assume anything but the best on Laura’s creative process. She’s a great person and our whole team works very hard to always give credit when it is due.

    Thanks! Elsie

  • This looks remarkably like a project from Swoonworthy blog. I am surprised you have not referenced that.

  • After moving I’ve definitely ended up with some scratched and dinged furniture. I’ve been debating what to do with them. But your post has given me some great ideas!


  • Omg I love this so much! I’ve been dreaming of something crafty to do with some Chasing Paper and this gave me so many good ideas! Thank you!

  • Wow!! One of the best furniture makeovers I’ve seen! It’s adorable and you would never think that was the same nightstand.

  • very pretty and elegant, white and gold with plant print is a must!xx

  • Ah, I love this! Can’t wait to ask my mum (she is more gifted in the artsy area) to create something like this for me 🙂

  • Wow I love this! I can’t believe how awesome and original that turned out!

    Xx Casey

  • Obsessed!!!!! If this is any hint at how your bedroom is going to look, I CANNOT WAIT!
    xx- Elsie

  • Sometimes getting a damaged or scratched furniture is an invitation to a DIY project. Ha! Love how this turned out!

  • What a fun and bold look! Love this idea down to the gold addition on the corners! The great thing is that it’s totally customizable with any pattern, and that would be easy to change out once you got bored of one crazy pattern since you used removable wallpaper.


  • Love the palm print makeover. One of my favorite patterns!

    XX Analog House

  • What a difference!
    The look really cute now and so friendly!

    I’m planning to do that with my nightstand table two!


  • The new nightstand looks incredible! I love how you changed the legs and incorporated more gold into this one. Also, that is a great wall paper choice to go with!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • Love what you’ve done with this little piece of furniture, so cute! x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  • I Love, Love, Love it! Using removable wallpaper on furniture?! Think of the possibilities…. 🙂

  • I think this is the cutest nightstand ever and definitely one of my favourite projects!! I’m totally saving the pictures for my inspiration folder. Congratulations for how good this turned out, I hope you’re adjusting well to your new home 🙂

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