Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street transformed this beautiful nightstand with just a bit of Liquorice! Keep reading to find out how she did it.

Hi Friends! If you’ve never painted furniture before but want to give it a go, painting a nightstand is the perfect sized project for a beginner! I acquired this orangey-brown bedside table as part of a larger bedroom set at an estate sale. I paid $100 for the entire set. The nightstand was in decent shape with normal signs of normal wear and tear…. except for the top. THAT was a little bit of a mess!

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After a light sanding it was ready for some paint! For this project I used Country Chic Paint in Liquorice and an Oval Paint Brush. This is one of my very favorite paint brushes to use! I applied the first coat with uneven coverage so that the original wood grain would peak through. Then, after it was dry I applied a second coat to deepen the color and add contrast. Dry brushing in specific areas and painting heavier in other areas to create a weathered worn look. This is my very favorite way to distress a piece of furniture naturally.

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Once my second layer was dry, I took an old cut up T-shirt and dipped it into water and rubbed it lightly back and forth over the edges and raised details to remove some of the paint. Wet distressing is a quick and easy way to distress a piece without having the mess of sandpaper residue. Finally, I finished up the piece with a little bit of blending and sealed it with Tough Coat.

Here are a few before and after photos of this fun furniture project!

Classy Rustic Black Nightstand #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #countrychicpaint #nightstand #bedroom #classic #black #chalkpaint #liquorice #distressed #rustic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Classy Rustic Black Nightstand #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #countrychicpaint #nightstand #bedroom #classic #black #chalkpaint #liquorice #distressed #rustic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Classy Rustic Black Nightstand #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #countrychicpaint #nightstand #bedroom #classic #black #chalkpaint #liquorice #distressed #rustic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Classy Rustic Black Nightstand #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #countrychicpaint #nightstand #bedroom #classic #black #chalkpaint #liquorice #distressed #rustic - blog.countrychicpaint.com



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Carrie {Thirty Eighth Street}

Hi! I’m Carrie from sunny Southern Arizona and blogger at Thirty Eighth Street. I live in a house full of rumble tumble boys and paint is my nail polish. I love the process of repurposing, reusing and recycling unloved furniture and turning them into show stopper pieces. I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to decorate a home. My mission is to demonstrate this, one piece at a time!

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