Katie Nightstand Open Shelf

My husband built these for me and it was his first time building anything. LOL. They turned out perfect for me. It takes a little bit because we had to wait through the coats of the finish. Also, the gloss coat has to set for 24 hours before you can use it. It is highly recommended to wait the full 24 hours, we did not on the dresser I refinished of my daughters, and it started to chip. It was so easy and turned out beautifully!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
60-75 for both
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
The finish is Kiltz primer (2coats). Then use Ultra White paint on areas to be painted white. The mint green color is called Sweet Mint from Lowe's spring collection. Be sure to tape off the areas for nice straight even lines. Then add a coat of MinWax Polyurethane High Gloss and you're done!
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:29

I am in the middle of this plan myself. Its been about 6 months in the making since I am pregnant with two small children and hardly can find the time to get out there and build!

How did you start the box and ensure they were square? I have drilled my pocket holes but I'm nervous about drilling the first screw! Did you use a Kreg square clamp??

Your project turned out great and I love the mint green!


Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:51

Yes I did use the Kreg clamps. It was very scary as my first project to make sure the boxes were even. I am sorry it took me so long to respond. How did yours turn out? Mint green and coral are my favorite color combo and Lowe's just happened to have the perfect one! I am glad you think I did a good job!