I love when something so simple looking can turn around and make a big impact, like this simple little Nightstand.
This piece has seen its better days and was ready for the trash. I always find a little bit of good in all these tossed to the trash items. I took one look and thought she is sturdy and I think she can have a new life, so I took her home.
I don’t think she was very pretty in her former life, but she told me she had the power to have a little sparkle. It always amazes me what a little TLC and paint can do to transform these pieces. She sure is pretty now with a coat of Tropical Cocktail.
I started by lightly sanding down the entire outside surface. This piece had some type of glossy covering, so I wanted to be sure to get great adhesion. The majority of times, you do not need to sand with Country Chic Paint, but you should sand on anything that has a shiny or gloss finish.
I applied 2 coats of tropical cocktail and waxed with the antique wax to give the piece some more color and depth. I spray painted the inside of the drawers and the knobs in a deep bronze color. You can always tell when a piece of furniture was in a kid or teenage room, they have stickers and drawings on the inside, that is why I chose to spray paint the inside of the drawers.
I am loving how fun of a color this tropical cocktail paint is, I cant wait to use this color on a few old picture frames.
What about you, do you think you could use this fun color on some furniture?