Nightstand Makeover
Posted By
Erin Spain
Monday, August 28, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • HomeRight Finish Max Super
  • HomeRight Spray Shelter
  • Nightstand (Or Furniture of Your Choice)
  • Primer (I used Zinsser)
  • Paint (I used Behr Semi-Gloss in "Elephant Skin))
  • Wood Filler
  • Putty Knife
  • Sanding Block
  • Dropcloth

Project Steps


We've had this old nightstand collecting dust in the basement for years, and I decided it was finally time to clean it up and give it a little makeover. Thanks to the HomeRight Finish Max Super, the job was a breeze! I love the smooth finish that this paint sprayer provides, and it makes painting furniture go so quickly. Now we have a cute, updated nightstand which will be perfect for our son's bedroom!

When making over a piece of furniture, the HomeRight Finish Max Super allows you to get the smoothest, most professional-looking finish possible. If you're going to spend the time refinishing, you want it to be done right. I recently made over an old nightstand that had been sitting in our basement, painting it a neutral gray color. Now it's perfect for our son's bedroom! Thanks to the Finish Max Super, I got the job done quickly.

Step 1

First, I cleaned up the night stand and used wood filler to patch any nicks and also to cover up the knots to prevent bleed-through. Sometimes even primer won't prevent the knots from bleeding through later on, so I've found that this method works well.

Step 2

Next, I sanded the wood filler smooth and also lightly sanded the entire piece to ensure that the paint would have a good surface to "grab" onto. You don't have to sand it down to raw wood, but just a quick once-over with a sanding block will do. 

Step 3

Then, I set up my HomeRight Large Spray Shelter and primed the entire piece. By the way, the spray shelter is a game changer! It prevents overspray and is perfect for furniture makeovers or paint sprayer projects. 

Step 4

Next, I used my HomeRight Finish Max Super (formerly the Finish Max Extra) to apply my paint. I thinned the paint a little bit with water per the instructions that came with the sprayer. Using smooth back and forth motions, I carefully sprayed the entire nightstand. I was impressed by the coverage and the smooth finish the paint sprayer provided.

Step 5

I ended up only needing one coat of paint, which is amazing since I always need two coats when I use a brush or roller. Depending on the paint you use, you might need two coats, but the combination of the paint formula and this sprayer ensured that I only needed one for this project. It saved a lot of time, and I was really happy with the results. I will likely add a couple coats of Polycrylic soon, but for now, the nightstand looks great!

Quick and Easy Nightstand Makeover DIY Project

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