Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vintage Night Stands


I just finished this gorgeous, pair of night stands for a client.  They are family pieces and she had them in her room when she was growing up. They were painted with a glossy, cream, oil-based paint when she brought them in.


I added some pure white to lighten the French Linen Chalk Paint for these night stands.  Because Chalk Paint adheres to oil-based paint, I did not need to primer them first.  I just sanded down the places where the paint was peeling and then applied the first coat of paint.


The transformation is complete!  I used a petite brush to add white accents to all the carved details of the night stands.  When they were one solid color, you hardly noticed all the pretty detailing on the drawers.


The drawer pulls started out a dark brass color and they needed a makeover.  I started out by whitewashing all the hardware, but when I put the knobs on they looked too bright and out of place on the gray drawers.  I toned them down by applying Annie Sloan's dark wax over the whitewash.


The dark wax over the white created an almost champagne color.  I love the subtle contrast of the hardware against the painted background now.


Of course I love anything on caster wheels!  Aren't they adorable? 



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15 comments:

Prior said...

I love the wax over the white! These are great.
Lezlee

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

They turned out beautifully! Gorgeous job and I'm sure your client was pleased as punch. Love YOUR new nightstand too.

Emily said...

Love those!

Pamela said...

Those turned out lovely!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

such a pretty pair! i love the size and shape!

Jennifer Creviston said...

They are stunning... I've been looking for a pair like that for a long time...

You did a great job!

Between U & Me said...

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Lori said...

Transformed beautifully. I am partying at My Romantic Home right after you.

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

These are just beautiful. I really love them. Found you at MMS.
cheers Fiona
Lilyfield Life

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Those are adorable!! The shape is so unique and those knobs.... dreamy!

Deborah said...

These are perfect Amanda!
I love the shade and the door handles are amazing! They go so well with the look of these night stands!
The castors are adorable!
I love this colour of chalk paint and hope to order this one next order along with more of the pure white for one of my projects.
Love to you Amanda!

Deborah xoxo

Money in my Pocket said...

Love these too!! Wish I could come see your store!

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