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Mint Chest Makeover

Mint Chest Makeover

Before and After, Furniture, Tutorials
I am so excited to be part of The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest again.  It is always so great to see everyone transformations.  The theme this month is Icing on the Cake and D Lawless Hardware provided all of our hardware.  They have beautiful hardware for great prices as well you need to check it out!
This nightstand used to be my daughters but we needed a little more storage since both of my girls share a room now.  So we swapped it out for a lingerie chest.  I always hated the panels on here, when I first bought it from a thrift store it looked like it was wood, painting it did help bring it back to life, but it was still a little retro for my likings.
I decided to rip the side panels off first.

And come to find out the panel on it was made out of plastic. 

Once the side panels were off I decided to take the from draw panels off as well.  As they were also plastic.  

These panels were attached to the drawers with screws.  Once I got all the screws out the drawer fronts popped right off….

Leaving me with a blank canvas!

I first glued headboard onto the drawer fronts and down the side panels to cover up the raw wood

and then added a decorative rope molding around the edges.  

And here she is all done up, it is like a totally new nightstand!  
 D Lawelss Hardware provided these beautiful milk glass knobs, they were the perfect fit for this nightstand.  

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  1. Karin Chudy
    August 22, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Wow! That is awesome I never would have thought to pop off the plastic!
    Great job!

  2. Lucy Auburn
    August 22, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Your project turned out so pretty. Love the colour and the trim. Would love it if you would share on our "furniture only" link party… Friday's Furniture Fix… The party stays open until Monday night.

  3. Debra
    August 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Very nice.

  4. Brenda Young
    August 22, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Nice makeover Brooke, love the beadboard addition and what a difference without all that plastic facing!

  5. Rustic Maple Elizabeth
    August 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Who knew they used plastic for that. Great makeover and I love the knobs. Great hardware always finishes a piece off so nicely.

  6. Beverly Roderick
    August 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    What a lovely transformation. It looks like a new piece! The rope molding is perfect for this.

  7. Marie Blackburn
    August 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I have to admit Brooke I gasped slightly when you started removing the panels, until you said they were plastic. I liked the look of your side table the way it was until I saw what you did with it. Wowsers, I love your vision!

  8. [email protected]
    August 26, 2015 at 10:58 am

    This is an amazing transformation and the colour is perfect!

  9. Kammy Wielenga
    September 1, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Unbelievable – from what you started with to that stunner! Featuring tonight on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday.

  10. Clockwork Interiors
    September 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Popping over from Kammy's Korner … what a great job! So sweet now!

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