I have been saying for months that I was going to paint my husband’s nightstand so it would match the rest of our master bedroom makeover that has been in progress. I finally got to it this week and it only took a few hours. I couldn’t wait to surprise him when he got home from work. Just wait ’til you hear what he said!!! But first, lets look at a few photos. This is the original finish on this Ethan Allen Nightstand. I purchased it and several other pieces at an auction a long time ago. All the other pieces were painted and sold. This one we decided to keep for ourselves.I then turned it into this, which sorta matched the look I was going for but knew that deep down I really wanted to change everything in our bedroom.So when I got a break, I went for it. I painted two coats of CeCe’s Vintage White to match my nightstand.I then lightly distressed and used Endurance Finish on top to protect it and Waxing Cream on the body and drawers. I had to wait for the Endurance to dry before I could put everything back in it’s place before my husband got home. I was counting the minutes!Whew, it dried just in time. I couldn’t wait for him to get home.When ever Mr. A gets home from work, he always walks straight to this little red bowl I have on the corner of the kitchen counter and places his keys, etc… then he walks to our bedroom to change out of his suit and into shorts. I followed him to see his reaction.He was telling me all about his day, changing his clothes and not noticing a thing. I just kept smiling and listening (and waiting).And then he asked “Why does our house look so clean?” I just started laughing. He turned around and saw what I had done. Not only did I paint his nightstand but I also had hung new white curtains in place of our dark brown ones. It really brightened the entire space. Then his reaction was “Oh WOW”.I LOVE our master bedroom now. It feels complete, light and airy.
I just ordered my new camera and it should arrive in a few days. As soon as it gets here I’ll take the final makeover photos of our entire bedroom to share. I’m so excited! I hope it’s not too complicated and I can figure out how to use it!