When considering painting a piece of furniture you might think about how decorative knobs add charm and give the furniture a totally different vibe.
Is this a beautiful paint color or what? The color is bold and crisp and awesome. But you need to go further than a pretty paint job.
Think about the look you are going for and change out the original furniture knobs for knobs that will stand out and make a statement.
The black decorative knobs I chose for this piece are the perfect contrast to the turquoise paint. I’m smiling.
How To Paint Furniture And Select Decorative Furniture Knobs
The nightstand is part of the free furniture haul from my neighbor. Sometimes I feel guilty when people give me things for free because I spruce them up and sell them in my booth. Does that make sense?
The original faux antique white paint look was not real pretty. You can definitely tell the furniture is new.
After I paint and sell the free pieces I may do something nice for my neighbor. They have 4 daughters and our granddaughters play with the three youngest when the girls come to visit.
The runners on the nightstand were in bad shape and the drawers wouldn’t stay in so the JTS made some new runners. This is often the time consuming part of any furniture makeover.....the repairs. The most costly part too.
The JTS is the best! The runner works perfectly. The drawer glides smoothly in and out of the body.
It was a bit of a learning curve for him but he got it done. Of course I wasn’t around to take photos.
The paint color is Dragonfly by Delta Ceramcoat. It’s a matte acrylic paint and water based like my favorite latex paints. I wasn’t sure about the color until I opened the jar….then bam!
The paint container is made of the cloudy plastic stuff and I couldn’t tell how bold the color was until I opened the jar. Bold….Bright…Beautiful….my kind of color!
The perfect color for a girls room......a girl of any age. I brushed on two coats of paint.
The paint covered really well but I always go for two coats because there will be small areas in the corners or around the edges I miss the first time.
I applied a clear coat of Ceramcoat wax. Sometimes I use a brush to apply the wax and sometimes a rag. I let the wax dry overnight then buffed with a lint free rag (old sheet).
Selecting Decorative Furniture Knobs
I could have used the original white knobs or I could have painted them the same color as the nightstand. But I didn’t do either.
I chose the decorative black and white knobs from my stash. The contrast is perfect. The knobs are from Hobby Lobby (half-price).
Supplies for this project found on Amazon:
What do you think of the color and do you think the decorative knobs add charm to the nightstand? Would you prefer different knobs?
More nightstand projects for you.....
Find the turquoise and silver nightstand here.
Find the pair of black nightstands here.
I have a short video showing how to layer and distress paint and how to spray paint hardware and distress it too....
How to Layer and Distress Painted Furniture
See you tomorrow for crafting with Sofi. Have a great day.
As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com