I picked up these nightstands as part of a three piece set. When I saw the set in the store, I love the bubbled drawers on the tallboy and longboy and chunky feet straight away, when I got them all home...hmmm...not so much. But alas, I had already committed, so may as well start painting.
The nightstands were tackeled first as they were small and easy. I really liked the restoration hardware style mirrors I did HERE, so I decided to recreate that look again.
I sanded everything down and then cleaned all the dust off, aka the boring part.
Next I painted everything matte black.
Another good sanding to smooth everything out and to distress all of the edges.
Lastly I protected the piece with wax. It has that hand finished look to it which isn't really visible in the pictures. But I think it suits the pieces and echoes the look I was going for.
I also traded out the hardware for something a bit more chunky and rustic looking. It also matches the metal feet on the bottom of the legs.