Today I'm showing a quick little before and after. I found this nightstand on Craigslist.
It was sturdy, but stained, scraped and generally sad looking.
But since the price was right, I thought I'd see what I could do to brighten it up a bit. It was very dirty, so first I cleaned it up with a bleach and water mix. Then I gave it a couple of coats of ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) in Paris Grey. When that was dry I topped it with a coat of ASCP in Old White on the trim only.
I distressed a bit so that some of the original gold trim and cream showed through, and put back the original pulls which I had painted in Old White and lightly sanded. I think my favorite thing about chalk paint is that you can use it on anything, including metal hardware.
I lined the drawers with gift wrap in a complimentary color and finished with a couple of coats of clear wax.
Quick and easy-peasy, but what a difference!
Now it's a pretty little thing! It attracted quite a bit of attention at the tag sale, and was my first piece of furniture sold!
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