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. Wait until you see the antique blue nightstand makeover we did with these!
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Supplies Used for Antique Blue Nightstand Makeover
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- Krud Kutter
- Electric Screwdriver
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Country Chic Paint in Midnight Sky
- Country Chic Paint in Dark Roast
- Country Chic Paint Clear Glaze
- Waterbased Polyurethane
- Cheap Brush
- Lint-Free Cloth
Paint Nightstands Blue
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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Then, 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!
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Apply Glaze over Blue Painted Nightstands
Once it was mixed I added the smallest amount of water, just to thin the glaze down a bit.
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.
Need to SEE how to glaze? Check out this video on how I glaze over chalk paint.
More Before And After Makeovers
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- Prepare by removing hardware and cleaning the nightstand.
- Paint the nightstand with 2 coats of blue paint.
- While the base coats dries, create a custom dark glaze of 1 ounce Dark Roast mixed with 4 ounces Clear Glaze. Once it's mixed, add the smallest amount of water, just to thin the glaze down a bit.
- You can distress the edges of the painted dresser with 220 grit sandpaper, then wipe off any leftover dust with a damp rag.
- Apply a layer of satin top coat on the dresser then lightly brush on the Dark Roast glaze, making sure to get it into every corner and detail.
- Once the glaze starts to dry, lightly wipe it off with a wet cloth to create a worn feel.
- Topcoat the glaze with more water-based polyurethane.
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