A few months ago I stumbled across a photo on tumblr of a Do It Yourself nightstand. Now if I had the said photo still I would put it here but basically it was a white night stand with one drawer that had a gold handle and a marble top. I loved the look of the marble top on the white wood and I instantly fell in love. Not only did I just love the look of the photo I knew that I could recreate this piece with something I already had at home!
This night stand is from my parents old bedroom and for the last 5+ years it has been in our basement as a holding place for old books and baby photos. I first found a box to empty all of the items into and put away in storage. I was ready to turn this old nightstand into a beautiful new piece of furniture that I had a part in creating!
Step One: Removing hardware and sanding the wood
This step was pretty simple to do, I just took a screw driver and removed all of the handles and hinges on the piece. I then took some sand paper and with the help of my boyfriend and his son we sanded down all the wood and wiped it off to create a nice base for our paint.
Step Two: Wood Filler
Now you do not have to do this step if you are using the same holes for the knobs but I decided to use a bar for the door handle instead of the circular knob. I just added some wood filler into the hole and sanded it down to be flush with the wood. (I did do this step after painting but it would make the most sense to do this before!).
Step Three: Painting
I got a white glossy spray paint from Home Depot and used one and a half bottles to create an nice white finish. I did make the mistake of buying one can of glossy paint and one of primer and silly me used the glossy can first but to be honest you cannot even tell since they are both white paints.
Step Four: Adding the hardware back on
I had to have my dad help me with this step because I need two new drill holes for the bar handle I was installing on the door. Once the holes were drilled I added the new hardware onto the drawer and door making sure they were as tight as possible. I got the hardware from Home Depot as well.
Step Five: Contact Paper
Once I transferred the piece to my new apartment I then added on the white marble contact paper that I purchased from Amazon. I unrolled the roll of paper and measured out how big of a piece I needed. I then cut out the piece and slowly unrolled the sheet while pressing down on the sticker paper to make sure there were no creases and bubbles. This took a few minutes but it was really easy to peel back up and re-stick the paper. I wrapped the edges under the lip of the top piece so it looked like a full slab of marble and not just a sticker on top!
The Final Product!
This was actually super easy and it was a lot cheaper then finding something like this in the store! I am excited to do a new DIY in the future! If you have any suggestions leave them below!