DIY repair: Antique Nightstands

A few years ago I found these awesome antique tables at Heritage Trail Mall (love this place – see more antique pieces here.) I’ve been using them as nightstands for the past three years. However, over time the paint chipped and the wood warped. Although this probably could have been prevented by using coasters – I decided to turn this into a DIY repair project.


I secretly love painting and it’s even better when you can take the project outside!

What I used:

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1.With this chalk paint, you don’t need to sand the surface before starting. Just dip the brush in and start painting. I then let it dried and repeat.


2. After the second coat  dried, I took sandpaper to some of areas to give it a distressed look. The cool part about this paint is you can make lightly distressed marks or really defined ones to really exposes the wood.

3. Finally, I dipped a small rag into the gold wax paint with one finger and accented the tops and sides. It really made the tables pop while not looking too overdone. (Next time I will take a video to show how easy and fun it is to apply.)






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