I found a headboard and foot board on craiglist. They wanted $150 for it but I got it for $75 and its from Rooms to go so I was happy with that. I love their furniture because its all wood. Most of the stuff in my house is from there. I looked up this bed and it sells for $400 all by itself. So I was happy with the amount I paid for it.
I had a old dresser that was close enough in color to use so that was okay. But I needed 2 matching night stands.
Okay, first. Do you know how many bedroom sets are out there with only ONE night stand. What the heck! I like one on each side. Don't you? I would never buy a set with only one. So that was the first hurdle. So went looking at every New store and every Used store looking for 2 matching. And New ones were just to expensive for my little budget. I mean, I needed to pay no more then $50 for two and most were that much or more for one.
So I searched craigslist a couple times a day. And I found the exact matching set to my bed. So I emailed and they said, "Im sorry, they sold with in 15 mins of posting. I was so upset. I mean, they went to the set I had. So off to look some more.
And I found this add on craigslist for a used furniture store a few miles from our house. He had just acquired 20 night stands so I thought, Well, at least 2 have to match right. So I went and yep, most had a mate. I ended up getting 2 for $30. Here is what they looked like.
They are super heavy and the drawers and sides are wood and the top is a laminate or some thing. These match the dinning room table and hutch but not the bed. So yep, I needed to sand and stain them.
So I went to work on them. Sorry no pictures of the work in progress. Totally forgot about taking pictures. But I can tell you, I had to sand the crap out of them to get them down to bare wood. I used 50 grit to do a light sand on the poly just to break it up a bit. Then used 80 to remove most of the poly and stain, then used 120 to do a fine sand to smooth every thing out before I stained.
And then I added one coat of Min Wax Fast Dry Poly in Satin. As the bed is also in a Satin, Its not Shiny, just has a slight sheen to it. Did a light sand with 120 and adding another coat.
I love how they turned out. Even with the top being a laminate. I couldn't change the color. But it actually looks good with the two tone. Every one loved how they turned out.
Now Im thinking to sand my dinning room table which I love. But it is 12 years old and need to be redone. I thinking of doing it this color as well. Funny how over the years. Your love of honey colored wood goes to a darker, warmer color.
Hubby said, "Dude! Those look like brand new. Great Job! Love it.