I’ve got a before and after to share today and a new color combination that I am digging…
This French provincial nightstand started out rough. Even the drawer pull was on upside down. However it had great lines and most of the wood was raw making it a great starting point for milk paint. This well-loved piece needed a thorough cleaning and some repair before paint.
I was hoping that the paint would find a few areas to resist and it sure did creating the perfect crackle effect with a bit of chipping.
I applied two coats of Layla’s Mint without bonding agent to the body. The drawer and the side detail was painted Marzipan.
The nightstand was waxed and distressed with furniture wax and a little bit of antiquing wax.
The drawer pull received a makeover as well. I used gold gilding wax to give it a new look.
Overall, I love the color combination and will be trying marzipan and Layla’s mint together again soon. These colors combined with the aged yellow headboard, lamp & alarm clock are really working for me. Perhaps because the headboard is French provincial as well. Either way it all seems perfectly imperfect including the rumpled sheets, ticking fabric and chipped milk paint. Sigh… The nightstand is not staying here though.