So I have refinished some furniture before, and I am starting to play around with different paints, priming methods, and antiquing techniques. I bought a set of 2 of these nightstands of the local online classifieds for $15 each. Time to get started.
We went the spray paint route. Spray primer and spray paint. We used around 4 cans of primer and 4 cans of paint. Part of that was used painting the insides as well. I wanted to seal over the other people's business and feel like these were fresh and new for me.
After we got them a good coat of paint we proceeded to antique. We went with the glaze method, and deal of all deals, we found a can of mistint glaze on clearance at the home store for $2.50, instead of the list price of $18. It was like a peachy pastel color, so I asked the guy at the paint counter if he could darken it up.
Following other people's tutorials, we spread the glaze over the entire thing, working with one side at a time. Then we used a barely damp rag to wipe the glaze off, leaving it in the nooks and crannies. Easy as that. We let it dry and re-assembled the whole thing.
What do you think?
*for a details on the furniture painting process, check out this post at All Things Thrifty and this one at Blue Cricket Design. The both include great details, tips, and tricks.