Teal Blue Night Stands

teal night stands after

Today I was supposed to be sharing an antique buffet I’ve been working on.  But, for the life of me, I haven’t been able to get pictures of it.

I do all my photos outside because I prefer natural daylight, I have a small house for staging furniture and I think it’s more interesting than a lot of indoor photography.  But outside hasn’t been kind to Wisconsin this Spring.  At this moment in mid-April, there are blizzard-like conditions outside.  Booooo!!!

So instead, I am throwing it back to a project I did before I started this blog almost a year ago.  I bought these tables off Craigslist for $25 for the pair.  I am usually down to purchase a matched set of tables.  They sell quickly for me.  Also, these had cute little bun feet and those unique rosettes in the top drawers.

teal night stands before

The Plan

This project was also done before I started using Dixie Belle chalk paint for the vast majority of my projects.  The color is Really Teal from Sherwin Williams, and I mixed it into chalk paint using Christy’s recipe here.

If budget is a concern, mixing your own chalk paint is definitely the way to go.  You can get calcium carbonate from Amazon for about $6.  And you can get a sample sized jug of latex paint from Sherwin Williams for about $7.  Compare that to $40/quart for some commercial chalk paints, and it’s a steal!

Here was my “mood board”, showing the materials I planned to use.

teal night stands plan

The Project

The tables didn’t need any repairs, so I cleaned them and dove right into painting 2 coats of my homemade chalk paint with a light sanding in between.  I chose not to distress them because I wanted a little more of a glam look.  Instead, to add a little more depth and variation, I used antiquing wax. I applied it with a wax brush in the recessed areas and around the edges, blending it in with some clear wax for a more durable finish as well.

The drop pulls were new from Hobby Lobby, but the knobs were original I think.  The pop of antique gold against that deep teal is the touch of glam I hoped for.

teal night stands after

Last, but not least, I staged them with a couple old books, concrete bunnies and moss balls.  Pretty sweet, right?  They sold quickly to a young lady for her college apartment. 

teal night stands collage

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Please Pin!  And if you’d like to see another set of night stands, with a hidden pop of color, check these out.

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