I typically like to do really large scale items because honestly, it takes me just as long to do a 9 drawer dresser as it does a teencie little night stand like this. Just because something is small doesn’t mean it’s faster or easier. In my world, anyways. Not sure why that is, maybe it’s because I’m so used to doing the really big ones that I can blast through them just as quickly as smaller items like this.
Anywho, this night stand was CRUSTY! Such great bones and it’s a heavy lil’ guy. Such good quality. Just needed a revamp.
Originally, I was going to paint it all a really vibrant shade of turquoise using the color Behr Paradise Sky, but I saw that nice light naked wood peeping through the crustiness on the top. I thought – ohhhh, I may switch my plans here. So my sanding assistant completely strip sanded the top and edges – it took a while.
She then scuff sanded the bottom and legs.
I knew that because the wood underneath was nice and light, that I wouldn’t have any stain bleed issues so I skipped the priming step.
I used BB Frosch Paint Transformer Powder mixed with Behr Premium Plus Paint & Primer in one to make my own 0 VOC furniture chalk/mineral style paint for this night stand. If you’d like to find out more about this paint and why I use it, check out my BB Frosch FAQ’s post by clicking here.
I used the cutesy knobs that were originally there and used white spray paint + spray lacquer for durability to update them. This makes all the difference!
The top of the night stand was beautiful and light once the crustiness was removed. My rule of thumb in my business is painted OR light/whitewashed wood looks. I like to keep a light and bright vibe going. I’m not knocking dark or stained woods – other people make that their specialty and I respect it. But this is my style and vibe and I love sticking to it! I like to be known for lighter and brighter looks in the Saskatoon area.
Once it was all painted up, I sealed it with Varathane Diamond Wood finish satin polyurethane for protection all over. A couple extra coats on the top for extra durability since tops of night stands typically get a lot of wear.
I sprayed the body of the night stand with my HomeRight sprayer using the same poly I used described above. Next up was staging, taking photos and editing them.
Check out the after! Isn’t it adorable?! I’m smitten!
If you’d like to see the full makeover in video format, check out my YouTube video: