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.
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)!
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