Notice how there's Frog Tape on the top of the night stand? My sister is a fan of retro formica/laminate. She thinks it's the best thing out there for durability and withstanding stains. She might be right. It's not my style, but I decided to keep the top since this was going to be a nightstand for a 7 year old. A little durability was the extra bonus I needed in this night table. I also decided to match the night table to his dresser which was a dark wood, rather than the dark blue furniture of my other son. And here's the final product. As much as I wanted to buy new hardware, my son wanted to keep the original drawer pulls.
And a view of the top!