I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

Grab My Button
Grab button for Love of Homes

Blog Archive

Blogs I Love

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Refinished Nightstands....

We recently sold our old bed & nightstands because we were ready to change our Master Bedroom.  
We found our new bed, but didn't have too much money left to buy nightstands.  It's shocking how much these can cost!
I did some searching through the classifieds & scored a pair for $20 bucks.  They weren't the perfect color, so I just stained them a darker color & they matched the bed perfectly!

This is my FAVORITE stain!  
The color is American Walnut

It is water-based so it doesn't stink & it cleans up well.  I've used it on a lot of furniture & on our staircase. I'm so sad though, because Home Depot doesn't sell it anymore!  Now you have to buy the water base stain & have them add the color, so it cost a lot more.  If anyone knows who still sells it, I'd love to know where.

Here they are before...

And After...
I also stained the lamp to match...
I love finding cheap furniture & changing it's kind of addicting!!    
You can see the whole master bedroom makeover HERE.
I'm sharing with these blogs:


  1. Cute dressers...a steal at $20. I am going to look for that stain. I don't use waterbase and I hate the clean up...I'll try Ace. Good to know. Thanks.

  2. Sally they turned out great! Well this is my next project. I must get started with some serious DIY!
    Love, Olga
    P.S.: I'm now following you also via bloglovin'! Keep in touch!

  3. I love them dark! So nice!

  4. I am following your blog with GFC
    now follow back me with GFC too

    Also I am hosting a biggest giveaway ever
    International Giveaway: Win Rimmel London "3 Goodie Bags Worth 400 AED(100US$)"

  5. So pretty and sophisticated :) Thanks for your sweet comment today XOXO

  6. Looks great- I love the dark wood!

  7. Your nightstands look amazing....and I love the matching lamp! Thanks for the inspiration.


  8. Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

    And, on Friday I'll be hosting a "What does your blog want to be when it grows up" blog hop with a few of my blog buddies ... have you thought of your blog's hopes and dreams?

    Please check it out here...


  9. The nightstands are so pretty, and love the black color, the lamp is meant to be with the lampshades. Turned out so cute, and you really did such a great job. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay