Designer-Inspired Weathered Nightstand Makeover

In my dreams, I live in a house filled with fabulous designer furniture; in reality, I decorate on a thrift store budget.  Can these two worlds coexist?  Yes, yes they can!  I’ll even provide irrefutable proof.  Monica from Monica Wants It was enamored with some weathered-look nightstands from Restoration Hardware, but they were over$1000 each.  She came up with her own version, transforming a pair of Goodwill nightstands ($6.50 each!) with a faux painting technique and some fancy new hardware.  In the end, they cost her about $20 each.  Pretty good savings, eh?