Joining the Paint Train

Author – Autumn (Janette)

“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.

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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.

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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.

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I did all of the necessary painting, sanding,………..

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And waxing, and it turned out like this…….

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It’s not bad for the first time.

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I left the hardware in its original brass finish but plan to paint it with ORB.

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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.

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And here is the finished project, doing its job adding bedside storage for me and an exclamation point! in the room.

Take care.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh I just love your nightstand! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

  2. Connie says

    I have the same nightstand and other Ethan Allen cherry pieces to go with. I have been reluctant to paint it as I’ve always loved it as is (over 30 years), but maybe it’s time for change! Your nightstand looks great–I’ll have to think a bit more, but maybe I’ll take the plunge too. 🙂

  3. Carolyn says

    I am totally out of the loop I guess. Pardon my ignorance, but what is chalk paint? I have read posts from Jordan about chalkboard paint (which I had heard of!) but don’t know about chalk paint. Guess I will Google it!!

    • Carolyn says

      Okay……I am replying to myself!! Just Googled and even watched a tutorial video on chalk paint. I am truly enlightened now. I get it!! Thanks for educating me on what’s new Janette!! (Once again!)