Asked on Oct 23, 2017

How do I repurpose a wood nightstand?

JewellmartinAmy ScheldJohnavallance82


want to repaint to a light grey

5 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Rub down. Undercoat - Satin finish Topcoat..........
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Go for it! Sand down what you can, especially any areas with splinters or rough areas. If you don’t want the wood stain to show at all, use a white primer. Otherwise, let chalk paint be your primer and paint. Be sure to stir it up with a popsicle stick or paint stirrer. After the chalk paint, you can distress edges of the nightstand or keep it new looking. A pint of paint should do it, but get a quart if you might paint something else for the same room, like a chair, headboard, or picture frame. Best wishes 😇💞
  • Amy Scheld
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Using chalk paint allows you NOT to have to sand the nightstand first. You can even get recipes to mix your own chalk paint with plaster of Paris & latex or acrilic flat paint. When you’re all done wax the stand many times with Johnson’s paste wax.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 24, 2017

    I can't tell where you live. Chalk paint is available in about any paint store. A cheaper source is homemade. In any latex paint, add 1/4 of a chalky material. In one liter of paint, add 1/2 cup of material. Stir very well. Paint. No sanding needed unless there are rough edges or splinters. One or two coats is usually enough. Chalky materials:
    baking soda (bicarbonate of soda), borax, plaster of Paris, ground chalk, cornstarch, and others. 😇💖

  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 29, 2017

    Batistasue, I thought I already answered this. I'm sorry. You can buy chalk paint at almost any paint store, or you can make your own. To latex paint, add up to an equal amount of a chalky substance. Pour a pint (1/2 liter) of latex paint into a clean quart can or bowl, with a tightly fitting lid, if possible. Then add up to a pint of ONE of these things to the bowl: baking soda, borax, cornstarch, plaster of Paris, extra fine sand, ground chalk, or other ingredients. On, search for Chalk Paint Recipes; there are many. Keep the paint stirred often as you paint. If you don't use it all at one times, store it in a container with a tight lid. If it seems too thick, add water or paint, but make a note so you do that in the next batch, also. When you have used all the paint, wash the bowl or can so you can use it again. Outside under running water is best because a little paint can make a big mess in your sink and drain inside. Beset wishes 😇💖
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