This heavy wooden night stand was picked up for $5 at a yard sale a few weeks ago. It was obvious that someone had begun to refinish it by stripping off the white paint that it once wore, then staining parts of it with a very burgundy-colored cherry stain.
I felt a little bad, but I had to undo all of their work. I started by priming it white, then painting it with my custom mixed Robin's Egg Blue ♥.
It then got a heavy handed distressing so that the wood and the white primer would show, then a dark brown glaze was applied to age it.
The drawer pulls that came with the nightstand were not my taste, so I'd planned to replace them. But Hobby Lobby didn't have theirs on sale during this project and, being the cheap and impatient DIYer that I am, I decided to just use what I had. Here's what they looked like.
Too bright. Too white. Too new. So they got some glaze as well.
Glazed. Muuuch better.
Here it is all done.
I kinda love this thing. I wish I could keep it. For real.
It looks so good in my guest room, but I can't keep everything. I'm going to do this very same treatment to a dresser that I have. Now I'm excited to get going on that one!