This nightstand has been avocado green since the 1960s. It was high time for a makeover. It has nice details--the grooves down the front of the legs and the little dentil molding along the front:
It has cute, old-fashioned hardware that I like:
And purty feet. (Yes, Pao, your feet are purty, too. All four of them.)
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is so easy to use--no sanding or priming needed. Just slap that stuff right on! You can wipe it off with a damp rag to get a distressed look. When you have the painted piece the way you like it, you apply a coat of soft paste wax, let it dry for 24 hours, then buff it with a soft cloth. Here we are, doing a sloppy job of painting. Ah, well. It's Cottage Style I'm after, so it's okay:
I love the way the nightstand turned out!
It looks very pretty next to the bed, with its matelassé cover:
The vintage hardware reads almost black against the white paint. I might lighten it with some silver Rub-n-Buff, but for now I'm leaving it as is:
I'm also leaving a tiny scrap of a photo stuck inside the nightstand's drawer. I have no idea who this pretty blonde is, or how she got here.