Hometalk Chalk Paint Nightstand Completed (Finally)!

Cindy Hagemann
by Cindy Hagemann
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In December, I hosted a Hometalk Chalk Paint Workshop at my home. The weather was freezing cold and then the holidays came, and more cold weather! I finally was able to finish the nightstand that we started at the workshop - a month later!
Here's the 1970's nightstand that I purchased at Goodwill - for the workshop. It needed some love!
We were using chalk paint (Waverly brand purchased at Wal-Mart in the craft department), the color is Cashew (one of my favorites), so no presanding required just cleaning the wood surface before starting to paint.
We loved the oversized, old handles on the nightstand, they had a natural patina that look awesome - so we just cleaned them up with soapy water and a wire brush.
After each coat of chalk paint, we lightly sanded the wood.
We wanted to keep the pattern of the wood dark, so we used some dark wax and wiped it off. After painting, we waxed the cabinet with Waverly chalk paint wax (I like this brand because you brush it on). Let it dry and buffed it out with an electric buffer.
Love the results and so did Darlene, who helped me work so hard on the cabinet - so I gave her the cabinet for her craft room!
Suggested materials:
  • Chalk paint   (Wal-Mart)
  • Wax
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