When we found these nightstands they were in pretty rough condition aesthetically. But underneath the dings, scratches and years of built up grime were beautiful bones ready for a fresh new look.
First I removed all hardware, including the pulls, hinges and metal feet plates. Then I scrubbed the dirt and grime away.
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Each piece received two coats of the beautiful Midnight Sky. This deep royal blue is such a stunning bold color and the coverage is amazing!
While the base coats dried I created a custom dark glaze of 1 ounce Dark Roast mixed with 4 ounces Clear Glaze. Once it was mixed I added the smallest amount of water, just to thin the glaze down a bit.
I distressed the edges with 220 grit sandpaper, then wiped off any leftover dust with a damp rag. Then I applied a layer of satin top coat to make it easier to work with the glaze.
Using a cheap chip brush I lightly brushed on the Dark Roast Glaze, making sure to get it into every corner and detail. When the glaze is watered down ever so slightly it becomes much easier to get a very thin even layer. Once the glaze started to dry I very lightly wiped it off with a wet lint free cloth (a cut up old t-shirt works great!) to create a worn feel.
Because we wanted more of a sheen on the nightstands we sealed the glaze with another layer of satin top coat.