70s Era Nightstand Flip

January 16, 2016 3 Comments

70s Era Nightstand Flip

My mother-in-law has given me so many great furniture pieces to flip and paint!  This nightstand from the 70s turned into one of my favorite projects.

We've all seen tons of these around thrift stores and garage stores.  The top had some water damage so I got out my orbital sander and sanded her.

The wood underneath the varnish was really nice so I kept it as is and added some Waxing Cream to condition the wood and add a protective coat.  I painted a coat of Vermont Slate on the bottom.

I liked the Vermont Slate but I wanted a richer black so I washed a coat of Beckley Coal on.  I mixed about a tablespoon of Beckley Coal paint with a half cut of water and painted over the Vermont Slate to deepen the color up.

Since the top is a warm color of wood, I sealed the bottom with Savannah Praline Stain + Finish and it gave a delicious glazed look to the paint.  I left the hardware original because I love gold against black.

I love how it turned out!

It's pretty amazing that this transformation took me less than an hour (not including dry time)!





3 Responses

Raquel
Raquel

March 10, 2016

Hi! So you used the Savanah Praline stain on the bottom part you painted? Did you sand that bottom part as well before you painted it? :)

Sandra
Sandra

January 25, 2016

Great look! I’m trying this combination!!

karen
karen

January 24, 2016

Gorgeous! I wouldn’t have thought to do a wash with Beckley Coal. Now I am going to have to hunt through my stash to try this out!

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