DIY Mirrored Nightstand

Filed under Be Creative DIY Projects on Feb 07 12 by

Redoing my room has been an ongoing project over the past year, but furniture can get expensive! Fortunately, I found this little gem for just $4.99 at Goodwill. With a little imagination and a fresh coat of paint, an old table can be transformed into a chic nightstand.

Before: DIY Mirrored Nightstand

Step One: Remove glass top

The surface of this nightstand was a piece of glass painted to look like wood (who ever came up with that idea?). It was held in place by old rusty nails, which I removed.
Step 1: DIY Mirrored Nightstand

Step Two: Sand and Paint

To prep for painting, I roughed up the surface of the wood with an electric sander. I recommend wearing goggles, as the dust can get in your eyes. After sanding, I applied several coats of glossy black spray paint. I was very light with the spray paint and did several layers, allowing the paint to dry for a few minutes in between coats.
Step 2: DIY Mirrored Nightstand

Step 3: Add mirrored surface

I found a round mirror at another thrift store for just $6, and it just happened to be a perfect fit. I contemplated covering the glass with a beautiful patterned fabric to add some color, but I think the mirror adds more dimension.
Step 3: DIY Mirrored Nightstand


The finished product is unique and fits my style perfectly. I hope this inspires you to put your personal touch on the furniture in your own room. Some of the best places to shop: Goodwill, consignment stores, and your parents’ basement!
After: DIY Mirrored Nightstand

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Lauren D'Alessandro
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