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Make Over Nightstands Using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint | DIY

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So, this post is less about the photos and more about the night stands I scored on Craigslist and repainted. These nightstands were exactly the style I was looking for, but they weren’t the right color. I decided to paint them a gray-blue color as a nod to the similar “tobacco blue” nightstands I’d been eyeing at World Market the week before. However, those nightstands were smaller and $150 each, and I just wasn’t willing to pay that. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, which is super easy to work with. The paint requires no priming or sanding; however, I did do some light sanding before and after the first coat. I mixed the shades Yesteryear and Relic to get the gray-blue color I used.

Here is what the nightstands looked like when we brought them home.

Americana DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint


Here’s Henry being really helpful with the first coat of paint.


Americana DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint

After a second coat of paint, I finished using the Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish.Americana DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint

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Saturday 23rd of January 2016

thank u!


Friday 22nd of January 2016

hi there. how much relic did you mix in to get the darker grey color? and did you use the clear wax on top of the varnish? thank you!

Brittany Merth

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

Hi Mary! So I dumped the Relic into a bowl and actually stirred in the lighter color until I was happy with the result. The finish is the Deco Art Soft Touch Varnish!

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