Check out this French Provincial Nightstands Makeover with french blue furniture paint.
Get inspired with more painted nightstands ideas here.
So what is Amulent paint (From The Chippy Barn)??
How is it different than chalk based paint? Well you can head here to read all the info on that.
The biggest thing that stuck out to me is it’s self leveling technology. You know I hate brush strokes showing and want a smooth flat finish. That reason alone was why I wanted to try this new paint out!
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French Provincial Nightstands Makeover
- Create a Weathered Look on the Tops
- Topcoat Again
- Krud Kutter
- The Chippy Barn Amulent Paint in Old Blue
- Painting Sponge
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Varathane Polyurethane in Satin
- Van Dyke Brown Glaze
Step 1: Prep
I prepped these french end tables just the same way I normally would (more on how to prep furniture here).
Step 2: Paint
Then to test out the leveling technology of ceramic based paint, I painted the Old Blue paint on with a painting sponge instead of with my sprayer.
The painting sponge is a great tool to use to help level out paint and avoid brush strokes and uneven-ness.
The only downside with the painting sponge is how thin the coats of paint go on, so it usually takes more coats of paint to get complete coverage.
This downside is usually so worth it though to avoid brush strokes! In the end though I was impressed with how great the coverage was and how smooth the paint went on!
It looks like the paint was sprayed on instead of brushed on! Wahoo!!
Step 3: Distress
Next up I lightly distressed the paint with 220 grit sandpaper.
One of the biggest reasons I love chalk paint instead of latex paint is because of how easily chalk paint distresses compared to latex paint.
Well Amulent pulled through and easily distressed, creating my favorite farmhouse feel!
Step 4: Topcoat
I sealed the paint with our favorite poly, Varathane Polyurethane.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
Step 5: Glaze
And then gave the pieces an antiqued feel with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze.
Need to SEE how to glaze? Check out this video on how I glaze.
Step 6: Create a Weathered Look on the Tops
For the tops we created a Weathered wood finish using a similar technique as these White Farmhouse End Tables.
I layered Suede Gray, Kindling, Alpaca and Black then painted a coat of Van Dyke Brown Glaze on the top.
I thought I wanted them white washed a bit, so I gave them a layer of white wash, but realized I enjoyed the darker finish better with the blue base, so I gave them one more coat of Van Dyke Brown Glaze.
Step 7: Topcoat Again
Then I sealed the tops with more Varathane Polyurethane.
It was so fun trying out this new paint line!
I’m super impressed with how easy it was to work with as well as how durable it is! It took polyurethane and glazing perfectly and didn’t rub off at all when I glazed over it with a wet rag.
The coverage was spot on and didn’t drive me to insanity by needing so many coats.
So head over to The Chippy Barn and order yourself some Amulent paint to try for yourself! Oh and don’t forget to ohh and ahh over their hardware selection too!