Hello again, lovely friend!
Today I’m sharing the makeover story of these sweet updated antique nightstands. It’s not easy finding an actual pair – usually it’s just one and the other is long gone. But this time I was lucky!
Overall they were in good shape and the drawers slid really well; there were just some scratches and nicks from decades of use.
Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day with five of my blogging friends – you can see their creative furniture makeovers at the bottom of this post. Also, this post contains some affiliate links so you can easily find the products I use and recommend. You can find a list of all my favorite DIY products for furniture makeovers Here.
I started by sanding over the scratches and then priming the nightstands with my favorite shellac primer. Then I used these Annie Sloan products: Chalk Paint® in French Linen, Pure White, and Graphite, and finally clear wax as a topcoat.
The nightstands were primed and then a coat of French Linen (a medium shade of gray) was applied, but just as a base coat for layering.
After the French Linen, I pained a couple coats of Pure White and then distressed so that some of the gray would show through. When you’re distressing, remember to sand near the edges and details so that it looks more natural.
Below you can see the wood details and paint layers better – so pretty! And definitely a classic pair that will last for years and years.
Here’s another before/after comparison of these updated antique nightstands that you can Pin:
I’d love to know your thoughts! Leave me a comment below (I read through them all) and I’d also appreciate if you’d share this post online. Thanks so much, friend! – Jen
Now it’s time for Furniture Fixer Uppers day with my blogging buddies. You can see my past FFU makeovers Here.
Below are the Before photos – visit the links underneath to see the Afters and learn how they did it. Enjoy!
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