Monday, July 11, 2011

We picked up these nightstands at an estate sale and they were the perfect project for a makeover using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.
They started  out in pretty rough shape:
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Lots of scratches, places where the varnish had been removed, I even found melted wax that had dripped all over one of them:
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I gave them a quick sanding and then grabbed my new Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White:
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I have been looking forward to using this paint for some time now!  As I mentioned in this post, the paint dries very quickly and it is a breeze to distress.  I gave this pair of nightstands two coats of paint.
After painting, I waxed the nightstands using Fiddes brand light wax:
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Then I sanded the edges for a distressed look:
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And replaced the hardware with bronze cup pulls which I just love:
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I love how they turned out:
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The finished project:
before and after
We put these on Craigslist, and they sold within 3 days.  Woo hoo!  And I’m already working on more makeovers.
Thanks for visiting.
More projects coming up soon!

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