Antiqued White Oval French Nightstands – Before & After

Ornate French Nightstands in distressed Antiqued White - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThese elegant French oval nightstands where painted, glazed and distressed in Antiqued White.

Light Tobacco Glaze accented the ornate detail and molding. Distressing revealed the wood tones, and the original knobs were reused on the drawers.

For more upstyled inspiration and ideas for how nightstands may be refinished, visit our Nightstands collection.


Ornate French Nightstands in distressed Antiqued White - see the Before & After on the Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.

Nightstand Refinishing Ideas

Facelift Furniture Nightstands CollectionNightstands are a perfect way to learn how to paint, glaze, and distress furniture.  It’s how I learned, and I’ll never forgot the excitement of seeing how glaze did it’s magic on a chunky nightstand.

Nightstands offer all the character of a dresser, but on a smaller scale.  There’s the molding, ornate details, and just one or two drawers.

And they are a great way to experiment with colors and glazing.  Find a solid $10 nightstand at a garage sale, and you’ve in a great place to learn the art of glazing over your choice of color.

The old hardware on nightstands are can also be a great way to experiment with spray paint and what it can do for weary looking vintage pulls.

Find all kinds of ideas of how paint, glaze and distressing can give a whole new look in our Nightstands Collection.

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French Nightstands in Barn Red with Black Glaze – Before & After

French nightstands in barn red with black glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThese French nightstands took on a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the hand carved molding on the drawers that were lightly distressed, the detail on the pieces popped!

New pulls were added to the drawers, finishing off the new look of these matching nightstands.

For more inspiration, visit our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection.

Nine Needing a New Look

This past weekend, I realized I had this great collection of end tables and night stands needing a new look.  I pulled them all together for this photo, and will feature them individually as each receives a facelift.  Two are already complete, and are found below…
The first to have a new look is this hexagon end table painted Turquoise, with Tea Stained Glaze.  
The second to be trasnformed is this large nightstand, painted Chili Pepper Red, distressed, and with Black Glaze.  Original hardware.  
STAY TUNED for more what’s to come with the seven still needing something new…!