I'm finally finished with the nightstand for my youngest daughters room. We purchased some furniture from Craigslist for my oldest daughter's room which was sold as a set of 2 nightstands and and an armoire. We used one of the nightstands, but since they both had a black distressed finish, I had to refinish one for my other daughter's room. This is what it looked like before. Sorry for the bad photos ...
First I had to sand the paint down. I sanded the corners down to the wood because my daughter wanted a distressed look with some of the wood showing. I used a vibrating sander for this part. I so wanted to fill all of the dents & dings, but my daughter wanted a distressed look.
Next, I primed the nightstand with a white spray primer. Then I spray painted it with Krylon Ivory paint. I think next time I will use a foam roller. After I put on a perfect finish (why, I don't know) I sanded the corners, edges & the drawer front. This was very difficult for me...why ruin a perfect finish!
After sanding I rubbed on a stain/sealer that I had in my paint cabinet. This was the most difficult part. I used a rag to apply the stain & wiped it off with a clean rag. If a section was too dark, I used a rag with some mineral spirits on it to rub it off until I liked how it looked. I added a knob that I found at Home Depot. The best thing about this project is that my daughter likes it.
Close up of the drawer front & knob
My next & I guess final project for this room is to make some curtain panels. I was going to do this tonight, but I am pooped after all the rubbing from the distressed finish. Did I ever tell you I am in my 8th month of having a frozen shoulder. My last one lasted well over a year. All of you who have had this know what I'm talking about .... this is my second one. Thank goodness you don't get them again in the same arm! ... What were we talking about? Oh yeah, my next project... looks like it's going to be tomorrow!
I hope everyone had a terrific weekend! We went and drove by some neighborhoods & looked at houses that were for sale. I am afraid I won't find one I like ... so this helped a little.
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