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Inexpensive Oops Paint For Furniture Makeovers: Painted Nightstand

Today is Furniture Fixer Upper Day and I painted a nightstand with inexpensive oops paint. The color is fabulous!

furniture before painting

This piece is a thrifty find from a few years ago. We used it as a side table in our small living room, and a couple of years ago, I moved it into “Sofi’s Bedroom” at our house. 

I planned to take the piece to my booth and sell it, but Sofi wanted it in her room….so, you know how it goes with granddaughters and grandsons. 

old furniture needs painting

Anyway, when checking the shelves at my local home improvement store, I found a quart of latex paint on the oops shelf, and the price was $2.10. I couldn’t pass that up. 

how to repair drawer stops

The nightstand/table was in good shape for the most part. However, the stop blocks for the top drawer slot were missing, and I wanted to replace them. The drawer would slide about an inch too far inside the casing, which wasn’t attractive.

I found small, thinnish wood pieces in my stash, and to make the job fast and easy, I stapled the wood into place. It might not look pretty, but no one will see it. 

damaged furniture

There was a big crack in the wood down one side of the nightstand but I didn’t worry about that.

furniture with old paint runs

This piece was painted many years ago, and the paint job was not the best. There are dried paint runs on the sides of the drawers, and also dried paint drips along the apron of the nightstand top. I’m not going to worry about those, either. I just painted over all of it. 

Glidden Oops Paint from Home Depot

The oops paint I bought for $2.10 is Glidden Premier Latex Interior Paint.

oops paint color blue

The color is a muted turquoise shade with a lot of gray in it and a hint of green. Looking at the dried paint on the lid, I thought the color tended more to a blue-turquoise shade.

first coat of oops paint

It’s actually a very pretty color. I applied two coats of paint.

how to paint furniture with cheap oops paint from Home Depot Glidden Paint

I found these knobs from Hobby Lobby in my furniture knob stash. I have a lot of new knobs bought when on sale over the years and a bunch of old and vintage knobs from my junkin’ adventures. 

furniture painted with oops paint

The paint color is a pretty good match to the coverlet on Miss Sofi’s bed. I’m glad I found the oops paint.

paint bedroom furniture with oops paint

I bought the pretty turquoise and orange bedding set at Bargain Hunt several years ago. The color combination is one of my favorites, and the bedding was really inexpensive, something like $49 for the set.

paint bedroom furniture with inexpensive oops paint.

Can you believe I didn’t distress the paint? The hinges are a little distressed from opening and closing the cabinet door. I should have removed the door and hinges before painting but sometimes I have issues with that.

Even though it is the same hinges and door, the door doesn’t always fit properly when the hinges are put back on. It just happens.

Have you ever purchased oops paint? Have you ever heard of oops paint? Do you like this color? If you have time please leave a note about the makeover.

It’s time to take the Furniture Fixer Upper Tour. Just click the text links below the “before makeovers” photo collage.

furniture before makeovers

Furniture Fixer Upper Tour:
Decoupage Table Makeover – Confessions of a Serial DIY’er
Childs Painted Secretary Desk – Salvaged Inspirations
Small Pedestal Coffee Table Makeover – My Repurposed Life
Painting A Side Table – A Ray Of Sunlight
Painting Furniture With Oops Paint – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
oops paint makeover
As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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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

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  1. What a perfect color for this little cabinet! I always check the oops paint. I found a lovely pink once. If the oops color is too vivid, it can always be muted to a pastel with white! I also do the remove doors, they never seem to go back exactly the same. It just isn’t worth it.

  2. Kathy,
    I love, love, love the color! I always look for oops paint at The Home Depot, but they don’t have as much as they used to.
    Great save!

  3. When I go into any store that sells paint the first place I go to is the OOPS Paint location. I have gotten so many good colors and high quality paints that I would never been able to afford at a rock bottom price. So many are at 90% off! You have to check it out – you will be surprised the colors and savings!

  4. I have 4 cans of oops paint that I’ve used for projects. I only by the smallest size of can, though.

  5. I have heard of oops paint but have never looked for it or tried it. But I love the color you found and really love the cost so defintiely will check out oops paint for next paint project.

    The side table is very cute. I bet your granddaughter loves it.

  6. Love the new look of this nightstand! Using ooops paint is genius and this color worked out great! Pinned!

  7. I find a lot of paints at the county dump , nice expensive paints some never opened . We recycle them here and you are able to go and see what’s available So you might want to check and see if they do that in your area.

  8. I absolutely love the paint color. Any clue as to the name of the color? I think it turned out very well. Great job, as always. I never heard of oops paint until I started reading your blog. They don’t seem to know what it is at our Walmart.

  9. I love that color. I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with oops paint.

  10. This is gorgeous, Kathy! The color is a perfect match to Sofi’s coverlet and looks so good with it! XOXO

  11. $2.10 for this GORGEOUS color… it may has well been free…lol. Awesome makeover Kathy. It’s beautiful and matches her bedding perfectly! XOXO

  12. So much better! I have an old piece like that and will get to it soon now that I’ve seen yours. I plan on putting some type of leg on the bottom tho. Oops paint has been my go to. Hahaha Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love perusing the oops paint section. This is the perfect blue and I love that it matches the bedding. Good job!