Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Before and After...Nightstand

I decided I would redo a few furniture pieces.

I took this end table to work with me and started sanding by hand.

That quickly ended and my son used his belt sander!

When we were almost done with the sanding I decided I would paint it instead of staining it.

So, I didn't worry about sanding the fine details.

The first coat of paint I used was Benjamin Moore:

*Cape May Cobblestone.*

It's the same paint I used to paint my bedroom walls.

Then, I painted Annie Sloan Chalk Paint over the gray.

I used the color Old White.

I sanded a few of the edges to let the gray show through!

Then, I put the original hardware back on!

Pretty pleased with my FIRST re-do!

What do you think?


His Doorkeeper said...

I think it looks fabulous!! I am wanting to paint my dining room table...but it is long and huge! I'll get up the courage soon! You did a great job!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so impressed! I would like to tackle a job like that, and now I see the difference in how it looks, I might try.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oooh I love it! Great job! I LOVE painted furniture. I also love being able to make something old, new again.


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh and how are the parents (and brother) of the newest set of twins doing?


Paula@SweetPea said...

What a great makeover! I love how you lightly distressed the piece to let the gray show.

teresa said...


Beautfil color (wall and first color on table). I love the old white.

Can't wait to see your bedroom redo. Take before and after (something I NEVER seem to get around to!).

Lisa Odom said...

That is great!

I am addicted to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! Isn't it great?

The girls and I want to go to flea markets and find outdated furniture (not antiques) and see what we can make them into.

I have used AS Chalk Paint on many things at the beach house and Brooke painted my childhood furniture and is using it in her apartment now. She used Paris Grey and Louis Blue.