80's Nightstand is Now 2021

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4 Hours

Goodbye 80's beat up dark stained finish and hello one of a kind rustic modern farmhouse white 2021 update. All was done with Dixie Belle products.

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Here is the lonely nightstand beaten and worn.

After a good deep cleaning it was time to give it new life.

I have never been a fan of the top grooves on nightstand as they end up a catch all so they were filled with  Dixie Belle mud.

Everything was then sanded well. To seal in all the sanded to bare wood areas and prevent the pine from bleeding thru  Dixie Belle BOSS was brushed all over using the flat medium  Dixie Belle synthetic brush.

This is the new  Dixie Belle scarlet brush I am going to give a test run. I chose  Dixie Belle Paint driftwood and fluff for this project. 

I will use the classic  Dixie Belle best dang brush for the driftwood layer and scarlet for the fluff layer. Fluff is added to the center to give highlight to the piece.

Now to go back around the edges and apply some more driftwood with the oval brush. Blend well using the  Fine Mist Spray Bottle.

And all sides followed by a light sanding and distressing of the edges with a  Dixie Belle sanding sponge. Then all was sealed with  Dixie Belle clear coat in flat matte. This allows al the next steps to be done easier and wiped off if not what I want to achieve.

The next step was to use  Dixie Belle Glaze around the edges as well to add further dimension. I used grunge grey applying with a  Dixie Belle chip brush .

Time to pull out my favorite  Dixie Belle's best dang wax in brown ; to warm all the cool tones which was the perfect addition. New hardware from  D Lawless Hardware was put on to replace the dated old original. The  simple classic cup pull  comes with 2 sizes drilled making it very versatile paired with 2 simple  round knobs. This satin nickel hardware offset the new paint job perfectly don't you think? 

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  • Mona Plunkett Mona Plunkett on Jun 13, 2021

    What a lovely piece! I love the way the colors fade into one another and I especially like that you didn't 'distress' it after all that hard work. Job well done. Gives me inspiration to tackle my old nightstand! Thanks.

    • Creative Moments Creative Moments on Jun 14, 2021

      Thanks Mona, I appreciate you taking time to share your kind words. Good luck with your project!

  • Lori Sumner Lori Sumner on Jun 18, 2021

    This is truly gorgeous!! I have some pieces I am going to work on. I am saving this article so I can use it as a guide. I only hope I can make them half as beautiful as your piece! Thanks for sharing! I am inspired!!

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