Mid Century Mod Nightstand Gets Refabbed

Over at Nicer Than New, Joan shares her latest find:  an adorable mid century mod nightstand.  This was an estate sale find that she was able to bring home for just 50 cents.

Nicer Than New side table before

Joan loved the shape and style of this nightstand, but it did have some cosmetic issues.  ”Besides the missing veneer on the drawer, the top was very rough and the varnish was blistery,” she tells us.  She sanded the piece and filled in the missing spot of veneer with wood filler.  She applied a rich, walnut stain to the outside of the nightstand, but painted the drawers a bright white for a pleasing two-toned looks.  Joan kept the orignal hardware, which I think was a good move–it matches the gold legs.  Great job on this, Joan!

Nicer Than New side table after

Get more details on her refinishing techniques at Nicer Than New.


  1. Joan says:

    A big THANK YOU! for featuring my little side table! What an honour!

  2. Angela says:

    Great job, Joan! This went from meh to marvelous!

  3. Betty Baughman says:

    One of the prettiest makeovers I’ve seen on this Roadkill Rescue since I started following it. Nice job!

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