Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nightstand Transformation

I found this great little nightstand at my local Goodwill for just a few dollars, three to be exact. She'd seen better days, but she was heavy as all get out and had great potential. I loved the curves on the top drawer.

First up, lots of sanding and a coat of primer. I decided to give spray paint a try on this one, two coats of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch primer. She already looked better.

Next, two coats of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in spa blue, again the spray version. It was a bit bright, but I knew I would tone it down with glaze.

I smeared on the glaze in sections, then rubbed most of it off. I had some brown paint leftover from another project, so I just used that for my glaze. Remember all the grooves and gouges on the top - perfect for soaking up the glaze.

A coat of Minwax Finishing Wax and she was smooth as silk. I sprayed a coat of oil rubbed bronze on the handles and she was complete. I think she looks sweet in blue!

The spray paint was quick, easy and worked well for this project. It's probably a bit pricey to use on larger pieces and definitely not good for the environment, but I would definitely recommend giving it a try on a small piece.

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Cindy said...

That looks wonderful! I actually saw two of those in a thrift shop today and that is what I would have done with them. Yours look great!
Hugs, Cindy S

Nancy said...

Difference is like night and day! Truly refreshes this piece.

Hey! I found a link to your blog (and mine too!) on a RUSSIAN website. I’m sending the site and I also translated it with Babelfish translator. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Too funny!