“My mamma didn’t raise no dummy”. That’s right. After months of reading about the fantastic results everyone is achieving when using chalk paint, I had to jump on board. I know a good thing when I see it read about it, and so, I ordered my first quart of chalk paint in the most basic of colors – no color.
We have an Ethan Allen night stand that was showing its age after years of use and a few moves. It is still very solid, is a great size, has perfect storage, and has a history with our family. It is cherry like the headboard it belongs to, but I decided by painting it, then it could be the one piece of painted furniture in the master bedroom.
I don’t like a room full of painted furniture. I like just one painted piece and let it be the exclamation point! for the room. It gets to be the star.
I did all of the necessary painting, sanding,………..
And waxing, and it turned out like this…….
It’s not bad for the first time.
I left the hardware in its original brass finish but plan to paint it with ORB.
I had to paint part of the hardware because it wouldn’t come off, and Mr. Autumn wasn’t here to help me. We’ll remove it, though, when it’s ORB time.
And here is the finished project, doing its job adding bedside storage for me and an exclamation point! in the room.