I restyled these two gorgeous nightstands for a friend that wanted a lighter, fresher look that would tie in with her other furniture. She lives in an authentic old farmhouse, complete with beautiful antiques and rustic farmhouse decor. She has a neat old barn, a chicken coop full of chickens, and several pets, two of which are named Annie and Mazie! So I had my names for the two nightstands!
This is Annie and Mazie after their update (the nightstands not the animals).
This was my first time restyling a piece for someone else. I was pretty nervous about choosing the right color and while I was painting I kept wondering what I would do if she didn’t like them when I was finished.
These are really nice Drexel Heritage nightstands. They are super heavy and I could not for the life of me figure out how to get the drawers out so they were interesting to work on. 🙃
I used Waverly chalk paint in a color called Cashew. I wet distressed, allowing some of the old finish to show through. I finished it with Waverly Antique wax, applied with a soft cloth, misting and blending to achieve the look of old paint. I followed up with a clear wax finish. There was one broken handle you can see in the before pic and I was lucky enough to find a match on Etsy for $12 including shipping!
I lined the inside of the drawers with craft paper in a vintage-look black and white diamond pattern.
I think Annie & Mazie’s new look will be perfect in their vintage country home! I hope their owner thinks so too 😉.