This beautiful pair of nightstands was refurbished by Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight with Midnight Sky and Clear Glaze mixed with Dark Roast!

When we found these nightstands they were in pretty rough condition aesthetically. But underneath the dings, scratches and years of built up grime were beautiful bones ready for a fresh new look.

First I removed all hardware, including the pulls, hinges and metal feet plates. Then I scrubbed the dirt and grime away.

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Each piece received two coats of the beautiful Midnight Sky. This deep royal blue is such a stunning bold color and the coverage is amazing!

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While the base coats dried I created a custom dark glaze of 1 ounce Dark Roast Furniture & Home Decor Paint mixed with 4 ounces Clear Glaze. Once it was mixed I added the smallest amount of water, just to thin the glaze down a bit.

I distressed the edges with 220 grit sandpaper and then wiped off any leftover dust with a damp rag. Then I applied a layer of satin top coat to make it easier to work with the glaze.

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Using a cheap chip brush I lightly brushed on the Dark Roast Glaze, making sure to get it into every corner and detail. When the glaze is watered down ever so slightly it becomes much easier to get a very thin even layer. Once the glaze started to dry I very lightly wiped it off with a wet lint free cloth (a cut up old t-shirt works great!) to create a worn feel.

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Because I wanted more of a sheen on the nightstands I sealed the glaze with another layer of satin top coat.

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Natalie {A Ray of Sunlight}

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am the owner and creative mind behind A Ray of Sunlight. I have always loved anything to do with crafts, so it only seemed right when I started my career in painting and refinishing furniture. Growing up my parents taught me many things including how to re-purpose and reuse what we already had. They taught me how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint (or no paint for my natural wood loving dad). I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. I hope to inspire those who are looking for fresh decor, but don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheaply made furniture at stores. Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.

Make sure to follow Natalie on her blog, A Ray of Sunlight. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!