Modern Navy Nightstand Makeover

May, 04, 2016

Guys. This might be my favorite furniture makeover yet. And it almost never happened because I almost didn’t see the potential in a terribly awful curbside piece of junk. But luckily the hubs was there to set me straight and remind me that it’s free so why the heck wouldn’t I take it. I picked it up just after we moved into our new place last August. (yes this makeover has been a long time coming. Don’t judge, I was busy growing a human).

It sat in our basement for a super long time until I was finally ready to give it some love. Which ironically was when I was about 8 months pregnant. The plan was to use it as my nightstand and eventually find something similar for the hubby to use on his side of the bed. Unfortunately, we recently got a new platform bed and it’s a lot lower to the ground than I thought it was going to be and this guy just doesn’t work. I don’t think I can part with it though, so I’ll just have to find another spot for it.


Navy Nightstand Makeover

The before was awful, and somehow I cannot find the picture I snapped of it before, I’m so sorry!

I guess it really isn’t that bad, but at the time when we had just moved and I realized how much crap we had, I was trying to be reasonable and not add anything else to our stash. And seriously, what is with people putting stickers on their furniture?!

I had a plan for this guy pretty much right from the start. Navy paint, new legs and new hardware. I’m picky about my navy paints. I’ve had a hard time finding one I liked that didn’t look grey or wasn’t too blue. This shade from Country Chic was perfection.

Country Chic Paint Navy Chalk Paint

It’s from their new line of All-in-One Decor paint which says doesn’t require a top coat, but since I had plans to use this as a nightstand that I knew would get a lot of traffic, I ended up sealing it with some of their natural wax just to be safe.

The hardware I ordered online from Etsy and I’m seriously bummed they don’t have more because I’d love to use them again. I gave them a quick coat of gold spray paint to freshen them up.

Navy and Gold Nightstand

The legs I also bought online from Home Depot here and gave them a couple coats of stain and sealed them up with some poly.

MCM Legs added to old dresser

I’m so in love with this piece. Now I just need to find somewhere to put it 🙂

Modern Navy and Gold Dresser Makeover

Modern Navy Nightstand

Gold Accents on Navy nightstand

MCM Navy Nightstand Makeover

What do you think? Would you have rescued this piece? What would you have done to it?

Paint for this project was provided by Country Chic. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to keep creating!

Modern Navy and Gold Nightstand Makeover



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    Hamilton Billiards

    May 20, 2019

    Stunning transformation! Thanks for sharing! Carolina at Hamilton Billiards.

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    August 7, 2017

    Do you ever sell the furniture you repurpose?

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      August 10, 2017

      I used to! I don’t do it enough anymore to sell it 🙂

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    Dorothy Wilamowski

    April 29, 2017

    Bre I have the same night stand as this navy one and am making it over just like you did. I need to know how you attached the legs to the bottom. Do I just screw them into the wood or do I need extra hardware to attach them to the night stand?

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      April 30, 2017

      Hi Dorothy! So cool! For mine there was enough wood underneath to just screw the legs into the nightstand so you should be ok! If it doesn’t look like there is anywhere then you can always add some extra wood.

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        Dorothy Wilamowski

        April 30, 2017

        Thank you so much, Bre. There is enough wood underneath and I will be able to screw the legs in.

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    May 28, 2016

    How did you fix that saggy drawer? I have a couple of pieces like this that I want to make over but I am not sure how to address the wonky drawers…


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    May 20, 2016

    Hi Bre,

    Please can you tell us the name of this paint colour?



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      May 20, 2016

      Hi Lizzie! It’s called Peacoat by Country Chic Paint but I believe it was one of their limited edition colors so it might not be available right now!

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    May 9, 2016

    This piece! Wow girl! This is an amazing transformation. I’m stalking your page because I have 2 pieces in need of paint and 1 in need of striping and staining. I need all the advice I can get =) I hope mine turn out this well =)

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      May 9, 2016

      Thanks girl!! I’m happy to share any advice I can! Feel free to email me some pictures of what you have so I can check them out 😉

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    Kimm at RoadKill Rescue and Reinvented

    May 4, 2016

    Oh my goodness, I have the perfect spot beside my own bed for that beauty!! It is exactly what I want. Too funny, I have been picturing navy with gold hardware. ;). Love it.

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      May 10, 2016

      It’s such a classic combo! And I wish you lived closer, I’d totally give it to you!

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