I'm so excited. I found these brown '60's nightstands on Kijiji for $15! I liked them because they have a simple, mid-century modern shape and have both a drawer for closed storage and an open shelf for books and magazines.
Here is how I purchased them.
First, I removed the hardware, filled in the holes with wood filler, and lightly sanded.
Then I used a CIL primer for laminate surfaces, let it dry, lightly sanded, then painted a coat of CIL glossy trim paint in white. I let that dry then added a coat of polycrylic high gloss for a protective shine.
Then I added wallpaper to the back of the shelf and as a liner inside the drawer. I simply cut to size and used an adhesive spray.
And finally I drilled new holes in the centre of the drawer faces for the new knobs.
And voila! They turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. They are now in my master bedroom.