This tired looking night stand had once belonged to my dad but lately it had just been taking up space. I thought it would make a nice addition to the girl’s room. After all we can always use extra storage space! But first it needed to be repaired and revived!
Also, those colored knobs stood out like a sore thumb. Then there was the peeling paint.
What I Used:
- DecoArt Americana Satin Enamel Paint in White
- Decoart Americana Decor Wood Reclaim
- DecoArt Americana Dazzling Metallics Pearl Black
- Deco Art Varnish Ultra Matte
The How To:
I decided to make quick work out of this one and started off with my favorite paint the Satin Enamel Paint from DecoArt. I keep on using this paint over and over again because it goes on easily and the best part – there is no top coat needed. Two coats was all it needed.
In the image below, you can actually see the difference between the crisp white paint and the yellow on the left side.
I then went about removing all the color from this table. The knobs were painted with a Metallic black pearl color. Originally we had planned to use this color on the bed frames but my girl felt it was too shiny so we went with a solid black and no metallic overtones.
For the side table, we could afford to have some bling. There is nothing wrong with color, but it would have ruined the look of the room.
You can see here how rough and “edgy” it looks in black. If it was brown it would look like wood, but here we are going to call it edgy! “wink”
And finally because I wanted to protect that tabletop I added a varnish to finish it off. Let me clarify, if I had just gone with the satin finish paint I wouldn’t have needed a topcoat, as I said before it doesn’t need one. But since I added the metallic paint on top, I didn’t want to risk it.
I used a matte finish because I was in a rush to get this finished. If I had wanted to go shiny, I would have gone with the DuraClear High Gloss Finish. (I’ve included affiliate links to the products at the end of the post.)
And for the WOW factor? I added some contact paper on the outer sides of the drawers. Yes, it is the same one that covers all those storage boxes.
The brushstrokes have an almost rustic quality to them.
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