First up, a thorough sanding and a coat of primer. Then three coats of a soft mossy green (Spanish Moss from Martha Stewart). Yes, I've done a few pieces in this color.
And with these softer colors, I really like doing a white glaze - just a bit of white paint mixed with Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze works really well.
With this fresh new color, I opted for a cute knob. The original hardware was just a bit too traditional.
And I finished it up with a coat of my favorite wax (Minwax Paste Finishing Wax) for a really smooth finish. More details on glazing and waxing here.
And here she is, the perfect bedside table!
Can't you just see a stack of books on these shelves just waiting for a bedtime read? Or maybe a stack of decorating magazines!
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The Re-Party at First A Dream