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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