A Blog about Furniture Refinishing and Home Decorating

Monday, June 14, 2010

Finished Nightstand - YAY!!

I have FINALLY finished this nightstand for my son's room... This summer break thing and 4 little kiddos (20 months - 11 years) is proving to be rather difficult... I can't get anything done!!! But at least we are having FUN because mom hasn't been working :).

Besides all the fun we are having, I did managed to refinish this piece in a few minutes of my SPARE TIME following the same steps and techniques as the fireplace. I also sought some inspiration from here too.

I continued to use the Linen Milk Paint from Old Village paints as the base coat but I switched to Valley Forge Mustard from Old Village paints as the top coat. This piece also has a lot more distressing as I wanted a very "chippy" look to it. I am very please with how it turned out. Now I just need to finish his bed!


  1. Hi April,
    Just found your blog and I love all your painted pieces. Especially the black antique dresser. And the white! Stop by for a visit some time, www.trinity-house.com.

  2. I love this! What a creative way to paint such a cute piece of furniture!

    Okay... here is the address and hours to NPS.
    The NPS Store
    1600 South Empire Road
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 972-4133
    Directions Monday - Friday
    10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Hopefully that helps! :)


  3. I wish I had the patience to actually distress something more than a little sandpaper on the edges...

    Great job!

  4. Looks fantastic... love that look. Great job.


  5. This is a great faux finish! Many times, distressed pieces looked too forced or intenional...but THIS is how to distress beautifully! Thanks for showing it to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  6. Me Likey the weathered, chippy look! Beautiful!


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