So, one thing you'll learn about me, if you don't already know, is that I tend to jump into projects pretty fast. That's a shocker mom, isn't it? haha.
Well, I've been doing a lot better recently about taking my time, planning things out and giving it a lot of thought.
This project wasn't one of them.
Hence why I didn't take a before or how-to pictures.
Luckily this not-so-thought-out project turned out alright. I was in a time crunch (set by me, of course) and I justified the quickness by telling myself that I can always paint over it if I don't like it! Which is so true by the way.
I had an old, old night stand that has been in the family for many years. Eric and I inherited it when we moved to Sidney. Why it hasn't been painted yet, I have no idea. But boy was it time.
I started by sanding it all down with a handy dandy electric sander. Ok, not all of it. But most of it. The legs were really hard to get to, so I didn't waste my time and I realized it didn't make a big difference.
I am obsessed with the vintagey look of white-wash, so I researched (for a solid 2.5 minutes) how to do it. It said to use white stain....which I didn't have at my fingertips, so I made do.
I lightly brushed white paint over the surface and then wiped off the excess with a rag.
I think it's pretty close!
Oh, and I didn't take a picture of our whole room because we just invested in a new, bigger bed and the new bedding has not arrived. Therefore, our room is not looking it's best. But that's OK, I'll be patient :)