Monday, July 11, 2011

Furniture Makeover with Chalk Paint

We picked up these nightstands at an estate sale and they were the perfect project for a makeover using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.
They started  out in pretty rough shape:
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Lots of scratches, places where the varnish had been removed, I even found melted wax that had dripped all over one of them:
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I gave them a quick sanding and then grabbed my new Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White:
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I have been looking forward to using this paint for some time now!  As I mentioned in this post, the paint dries very quickly and it is a breeze to distress.  I gave this pair of nightstands two coats of paint.
After painting, I waxed the nightstands using Fiddes brand light wax:
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Then I sanded the edges for a distressed look:
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And replaced the hardware with bronze cup pulls which I just love:
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I love how they turned out:
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The finished project:
before and after
We put these on Craigslist, and they sold within 3 days.  Woo hoo!  And I’m already working on more makeovers.
Thanks for visiting.
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  1. They are beautiful! Wish I lived in your area, I could really use these.

  2. Beautiful job! Love the nightstands!

  3. So MUCH better looking!

    Love to have you stop by and share it on my Chalk Paint Linky Party

  4. Love how they turned out! I haven't tried the chalk paint yet but it seems to be very popular these days!

  5. Ok I really NEED to get some of this chalk paint -- it's turning up everywhere! I love your little nightstands. They look wonderful -- fresh and very sweet.
    Love the new pulls, too.

  6. Oh wow, those look great. Such a cute shape, too! :)

  7. These are beautiful! How lucky your craigslist customer must feel. Thanks so much for linking up at My Dear Trash.

  8. Oooh, the started out very rough indeed.
    They turned out so nice!

  9. I keep hearing of Chalk Paint, but I have came across any yet...... Very nicely done!!!!!

  10. I like the handles you finished the end tables with. I am your newest follower.

  11. Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

    Hope to see more of your beautiful creations.

  12. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!

    Brie @

  13. Hello! First off I want to say how much I love your site! Fantastic! I'm new to this and I just had a few questions about the chalk paint you used. I'm looking to re-invent my kitchen cabnits but I don't have the money to replace all of them. They are more of the cheap laminate ones. I was wondering if you new if something like chalk paint would work?

    Thanks a lot!

  14. I have this whole bedroom set and have been searching for an idea of how to facelift them. I love this! I have never painted furniture before so I might try this with the foot board which we do not use as a practice piece.

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