Chippy Paint Nightstands

Our bedroom has long been in need of a little make-over. A couple years ago, we upgraded to a king bed and after a lot of looking we finally found the perfect headboard and footboard for it! We had to do a little building, sanding and staining, but we eventually ended up with a nice bed that we love!
But the only problem was that we never could find nightstands to go with it! Our bed is tall and large and we needed large nightstands to work with it and be proportional. I have literally spent two years searching for nightstands for our room with no luck! Until the other day I found the perfect ones!
So today I am really thrilled and excited to share our Distressed Chippy Paint Nightstands with you!!

These nightstands started out as ugly green. They also had just about the worst paint job I had ever seen! The bones of the nightstands were good! But the finish was a mess.
Thankfully with a little elbow grease and patience these fixed up really nicely! We sanded, primed and then painted with brown paint.

I used my paint sprayer to create a really nice, smooth finish. You will get a much better finish using a paint sprayer then you will if you brush paint on or use spray paint.

You can see more details about my paint sprayer and why I use it on my blog.
After the paint was dry, we put Vaseline along the edges and then painted with our final aqua colored paint.

After that way dry, you simple chip the Vaseline areas away and you get a great chippy paint look!
We finished these off with a coat of Polycrylic.
See my blog for all the paint colors I used and for more details on how to recreate this look yourself!

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