We’re mostly using the same bedroom furniture from our last house, but I wanted our room now to feel different and decided to give our plain white nightstands a quick makeover.
In fact, I already had everything I needed—including a tube of Gold Leaf Rub ‘n Buff:
After I wiped down the surface, I just used my finger to apply the gold all the way around the top edge.
Then, I started measuring and marking where the gold would outline each drawer:
I did all of the horizontal lines first, pulling off the tape as soon as I applied the gold to keep my lines clean.
Once the horizontal lines were dry, I went back and did the vertical lines down the sides of the drawers.
I had previously changed the original hardware to some square chrome pulls (also found at IKEA), and sprayed them gold, as well. I considered buying ring pulls to match the more expensive inspiration chest, but decided the spray paint gave them enough of a facelift (and saved me money. . .).
To finish it off, I also taped off 1 1/2 inches on the bottom of the feet and applied the Rub ‘n Buff there, as well.