Being able to refinish a piece for one of my best friends is so special to me. When Tori asked me to keep an eye out for a set of nightstands and these ones came up on Facebook marketplace, I knew I could make them beautiful.
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- Annie Sloan chalk paint (Chicago Grey)
- Annie Sloan clear wax
- General Finishes gel stain in Nutmeg
- General Finishes gel satin Topcoat
How I refinished this piece:
I started by removing the drawers and using my Dewalt 5″ orbital sander, sanded the fronts to bare wood.
I just LOVE when the finish comes off like that. Truly amazes me every time.
Using a foam brush (I get mine at the Dollar store), I applied General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg.
That grain is so much more apparent now!!
Once the stain has cured, I applied General Finishes Gel Topcoat.
In the meantime, I began work on the frame and legs. Does anyone else turn the piece upside down to paint the legs first? I find it so much easier this way!
For this piece, Tori chose Annie Sloan’s Chicago Grey.
Once the paint dried, I applied Annie Sloan’s clear wax to seal the paint.
The final pieces turned out better than I could have imagined – and more importantly, Tori is so happy with them. That’s the best part of this hobby for me.