Lately I have been wanting to do artsy things, like painting. Not just furniture painting, but the art type. I got this nightstand when I bought a dresser… the owner threw it in and I was not going to pass that up. I tried sanding it, but whatever sealer was used on the top had dripped down all of the sides and was crazy hard to get off. I even used the electric sanders, but it was not working too well. I almost put it out to the curb last night when I decided I was not going to try and save it. Then this morning I thought I might as well try something artsy on it if I was going to toss it any way. It was worth a try.
I used milk paint on it in the color French Grey… which is really blue. I still don’t get that, but the color is lovely! I used the bonding agent to make sure it would stick and it worked really well! I only used two coats and since it is 60 degrees today it took about 10 minutes to dry. Then I used some white paint to do the little Miss Mustard Seed inspired design on the drawers. It definitely did not turn out like I imagined it, but what ever does? At least not for me 🙂 After I lightly sanding to smooth everything out and did some distressing as well, then I sealed it with orange oil. It was a pretty easy under 2 hour project. Basil was my painting buddy… but really just got in the way by running around and trying to lick me while I was painting the design.
Here it is finished. Good thing I did not put it our on the curb. I’m sure someone will love it.