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Night Stand Makeover

Night Stand Makeover

Here's the nightstand before Joy started working on it. It's seen better days! Copyright 2017 Tim Carter

Night Stand Makeover

Joy Davis had an old night stand that wasn't quite right. So she decided to restore and refinish it. Here's her story.

If you pay attention during her story you're going to be inspired.


With a little work and effort, she transformed something with little utility to something that works quite well.

Here's Joy's story:

The Ugly Duckling Night Stand

"I had an old, not pretty, night stand. I used it for many years. It was ugly so I kept it covered.

It had a shelf inside the door and was deep so it was inconvenient to get to the stuff in the back, and I had to get on my knees to see back there. So recently, I decided to redo the night stand.

Major Surgery

I took it all apart and sanded it down and put it back together without the shelf, and added an old drawer that was laying around.

I had to shorten the drawer but it worked. I added trim left over from other projects.

New Legs

The only thing I bought was a set of new legs. The old ones were fine but I wanted the stand to be a little taller, so I got legs that were 2-inches taller.

Night Stand Makeover

The newly remodeled night stand. Copyright 2017 Tim Carter

My husband loves it now."

Joy Davis

You Can Do It

My guess is Joy didn't have lots of expensive power tools. She just thought it through and did it.

After all, what's the loss if something didn't go right?

All she had to do was look at other furniture and COPY what that builder did to make what she wanted.


If you want to submit pictures and the story behind your project, CLICK HERE to go to the Before & After Submission Page.



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