1. I started this project by filling the knob holes in the drawers with wood filler and cutting the lattice trim to size.
2. I attached the lattice “trim work” to the drawer fronts and sides of the nightstand with wood glue and ¾ inch brad nails. This simple detail elevates the look so much already!
3. While those pieces were drying, I worked on the bottom part of the nightstand. I took the basic rectangle pieces that come standard, used my jigsaw, and cut out a rounded bottom piece for the nightstand. This added so much character and some rustic charm!
4. Next I added molding to the top of the nightstand- I started with the front piece and cut the molding to a 45 degree angle. I had to notch out a piece so the molding would lay flat across the top.
5. After attaching the front piece of molding, I cut the side and back pieces to 45 degree angles as well and attached them. I used these miter shears to cut perfect angles. This tool is a game changer for cutting molding and doing trim work!
6. Once I reassembled the nightstand I gave it all a good sanding. Then, I used Minwax pre stain wood conditioner. Sometimes Ikea wood can take on a different color than the stain, so I always use this wood conditioner on these products!
9.Next, I drilled a hole to attach the hardware. My drill can be found here and is a great one for beginners to try out! The hardware is my favorite and it's from @battlecreakhardware. Be sure to use my discount code SASSY15 when you order from there for 15% off!
10. After I attached the hardware, the nightstands were finished! I could not be happier with how they turned out! The lattice, stain, and hardware completely transform this basic nightstand into something beautiful!
Be sure to tag me @thesassybarn if you try out this DIY! I cant wait to see your creations! Again, be sure to follow along for more DIY projects!