I have a stained top painted bottom furniture makeover tutorial with you guys today. Whew, that’s a mouthful to say! I gave these two thrift store nightstands an entirely new look with this easy two-toned makeover. I chose to stain the top of these nightstands and paint the bases a custom gray color to compliment the new rustic modern headboard I’d just made.
Giving my inexpensive nightstands a new look with paint was an easy upgrade to make this room look coordinated and inviting. Here’s a photo of our guest room at the North House Lodge before I made over my nightstands and added the headboard. I built my DIY Rustic Headboard Out Of Shiplap the same week.
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I love good quality furniture. These two pieces were $15 each. They are solid, the drawers worked well and I knew they’d last a long time. I couldn’t pass up the deal, but I had to find a way to improve their appearance!
Looking for more DIY furniture makeover ideas? Check out my Wood Wax Finish DIY , How to Paint Over Dark Stained Wood, and How to Paint Wicker Furniture
It’s easy to make two completely different furniture pieces look coordinated when they get the same finish. I believe it makes a room look well thought out without being matchy-matchy. A stained top painted bottom furniture makeover was the perfect solution for these two dissimilar nightstands.
I’m picky when it comes to the quality of my work and decor. I want a finish that looks like it came from a furniture store or an upscale boutique. That’s why I use the best tools. This is my set-up to paint. I keep a Large Paint Shelter and a Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer , both by HomeRight, at the North House and at home in Florida for all of my DIY painting projects.
You’ll find my step by step instructions for this Nightstand Makeover on HomeRight’s website.
Look how awesome this room is now! I absolutely love the stained top painted base look for my nightstands.
The grey in the bases along with the stained tops compliment the headboard and the room’s rustic feel. The pieces look coordinated without being too similar.
If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember me sharing what this room looked like originally in my DIY Vintage Oar nautical Curtain Rod Tutorial. It’s come a long, long way since then!
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I hope I’ve inspired you to try a stained top painted bottom furniture makeover on a piece of furniture you’ve been planning on making over. It’s a stunning look and easy to achieve.
Don’t forget you can find my steps for my Nightstand Makeover project on HomeRights website.
As a Brand Ambassador for HomeRight, I’ve created several projects for HomeRight over the past four years. You can see all of my DIY projects on my DIY Expert Page over on the HomeRight website. I’ve used HomeRight products and paint sprayers for everything from painting doors and baseboard trim, painting furniture to literally painting the outside of my house. All with great results 🙂
Do you have a piece of furniture or even a few that would look amazing in a two toned finish with a stained top ad painted bottom? Share with me below in the comment section the color combinations you’d use!
The colors are perfect together. I really like the stained top & the painted bottom. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday
Hi Jenny and thank you! I love this combination too. It completely changed the way these pieces look and now they are stunning!
Love it, the color is great and I like that the top is left natural!
Hi Ellie and thank you so much! I love these nightstands too. They turned out perfectly. Probably one of my favorite furniture makeovers ever. I’m a big fan of natural wood too, so this was a fun makeover to work on. Thank you as always for your sweet note and visit!