New Life for an Old Nighstand

MyRoom 11.18.15

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I recently painted a nightstand for a client. It belonged to her husband and had been passed down through his family. The previously paint job was flaking off badly (chippy in a not-so-good way) and the top was so water-stained that we couldn't salvage it to re-stain it like we intended. Thanks to a lot of paint, I transformed the nightstand, giving it a renewed life and readied it for many more years of use.

I've used Annie Sloan paint for many, many projects, but this was my first experience using Maison Blanche on a piece. Bayou Blue quickly became one of my favorite colors! More before and after pictures are on the blog. I also talk about the most important first step of painting this piece... testing for lead paint!

  • A few coat of Maison Blanche's Bayou Blue and a couple of coats of wax gave the little nightstand a brand new lease on life.
  • Before Shot of the nightstand. The paint was flaking badly... chippy in a not good way!
  • The top was too damaged to be refinished, so it was painted a dark brown and glazed with stain to contrast against the base and give the look of a stained top.
  • The curves and details on the nightstand stand out with a coat of dark wax.

To see more:

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    I love this color! I have two end tables I am refinishing and this color would be perfect!

    Did you do the slip covers on the chairs? I also love

  • Storywood Designs
    Storywood Designs Raleigh, NC
    Sherrie, I loved the Bayou Blue color - it's a very rich and deep blue without being too dark. The dark wax also really makes it pop... but it was very pretty without it. I did slip
  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    I love it, and especially the Bayou Blue! Neve thought of pitting ark wax on the legs to make something pop.
  • Storywood Designs
    Storywood Designs Raleigh, NC
    Thanks Terri J!
  • Jan Tillotson
    Jan Tillotson Georgetown, CA
    Great job on this piece! Really love what you did with the top to make it look just like wood grain!!
Storywood Designs

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