My Signature Nightstands

I got these pair of lovely bedside tables recently through Craigslist. The style reminds me of midcentury but I don't think they are authentically midcentury.
I am quite fond of these bedside tables so decided to let them shine by simply chalk painting them in my signature Tiffany blue color. Then spray painted some gold accent on the drawer pulls, inside of the drawers and legs.
Lastly I finished the bedside tables off with some cute saying, "hello there HANDSOME", "GOOD MORNING gorgeous". For this particular project, I used a simple no fuss image transfer technique that I've learned from another hometalker, Janet. First, I used gift warp tissue paper and pencil to trace the outline of an image. Then I retraced the same image from the tissue paper onto the furniture using a permanent marker.
The permanent marker will bleed through the tissue paper and right onto the furniture. This technique is great for more straight forward images such as phrases. For more complicated images, I might use blender pen instead.
So what do you think about the before and after?
Here's another set of nightstands I painted last year using the exact same color. The color looks different because the photo was taken with sunset in the background.
One last thing... I always wax my painted furniture for durability. There are many wax products out there but I chose to use hardwood floor wax. I figured if it is durable enough for foot traffic, it's good enough for furniture =)
The New Vintage
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  • AnnaLisa Giiaann AnnaLisa Giiaann on Sep 30, 2018

    When and how do you apply the wax?

  • S S on Jan 18, 2019

    I love this! I have one night stand in the guest room that would be perfect for this project, esp after someone ruined the stained wood finish with a water stain. So will I need to sand the wood stain off, or can I just primer it?

  • DJ DJ on Oct 27, 2019

    Just curious...what brand of floor wax did you use?

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  • Tami Tami on Jun 10, 2018

    This is my favorite refurbish project Ive seen. Id oay good money for those. Love the style of the nightstands, what a freat find!!! ....and thats my favor color, love statement sayings, and I love how you also.added the gold to the inside of the drawers!!


  • Leanne Leanne on Jul 12, 2018