Blue Painted Nightstand

This week, I had every intention of revealing several nightstands/end tables I've been working on, however, life doesn't always go as planned, so instead, I'll only be showing you one. The other two tables are among the hand full of pieces that are 90% of the way done, just waiting for some finishing touches. Don't worry, I'll show them to you next week (I think...but no promises) but for now, here is the one nightstand that is 100% done and done!

I picked up this piece for a custom order. I knew immediately upon seeing it that it was going to be a rewarding makeover! The piece has great lines, is well made and still in good condition. Here is the Before picture.

If you remember a chest I painted awhile back, this nightstand was meant to coordinate with it. Good for me, because I happened to love that chest, and was more than happy to replicate the style of it on another piece. Also good for me, I documented what I did on the first piece so I remembered the custom color I created for the piece (50/50 mix of Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue and Graphite finished with both clear and dark wax).  I also stained the top to give it a fresh look. Here is how it turned out.

I absolutely loved the original hardware, so to make it more noticeable against the dark blue base, I sprayed it with a coat of RustOleum Gold Spray Paint.

I also used a Gold Gilding Paint on the carved detailing edges. This really tied in the gold hardware. 

The overall contrast of the blue base, dark stained top and gold details really give the piece a rich feel.

It may be a smaller piece of furniture, but in my opinion, no less gratifying to redo.