I LOVE to paint. Most of my paintings are from Sip's n' Strokes, but, I still LOVE to paint. I had an old sewing table turned nightstand/turned entry table/turned junk table/turned nightstand. It was mint green and fabulous!(Sadly, I do not have a picture of it) I got it several several years ago at a local thrift store for $5.00. That's right. 5 BUCKS. One of my greatest purchases to date. Anyhow, my boyfriends house was more like a cave :-/ In my process of trying to make his house a home, I decided he needed new nightstands but I didn't want to spend tons of money on them. I was doing my usual Friday treasure hunting at the thrift store and I ran across this little gem...
After walking past them everyday for a month, I decided it was time dive right in! So I did. And let me tell you, once I started painting, I did not want to stop. I painted several other pieces as well. That's another post for another day. Anywhoooo, I painted them and let them dry. Then, I scuffed them up a bit with sandpaper. I was going for antique/rustic/worn look. Then came the glaze!!! I got a bucket of water, an old rag, and a cheap bristley brush. I used Valspar Antiquing Glaze. I highly recommend it!
Since I really had no idea what I was doing, i just went with it. I brushed lots of glaze on, and wiped it off with my wet rag. I left lots of glazes in the corners and on the areas that I had sanded. I let them dry and went back over the places that I wanted to be darker or that I wanted to stand out more. It took me a few hours to perfect my look, but in the end I was super happy with them and so proud of myself!!