How to: 'Upholster' a Nightstand


When we think of wood secondhand furniture makeovers, we generally think of varnish or paint NOT fabric. But that's just what jcaroline did. Perhaps she was inspired by our very own Shelly,    aka ModHomeEcTeacher who did something very similar for AT awhile back. For this project, a couple of sad side tables underwent a major transformation using some of the stuff on this list:      

  • a sander
  • wood putty
  • primer
  • paint
  • painter's tape
  • fabric
  • Hard Coat Mod Podge
  • extra-fine sandpaper
  • steel wool
  • new hardware, if desired

And if you use all those things the right way, here's what your piece could look like when you're done:


Now, to SEE how to do such a project yourself, head on over to jcarolinecreative.com or to Mod's tute over on AT

Interested in more how-tos for creative reuse, thrift store and flea market finds, and turning secondhand items into showstopping home decor? Curbly's latest Make It! publication has fourteen original projects that show you how to recycle some style!

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