Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight chose Rocky Mountain to restore the beauty in this pair of end tables!

These poor end tables were beaten and bruised when we came across them. The finish was scratched and completely missing in some areas. Thankfully we were able to fix them up quickly with a little bit of Country Chic Paint’s Rocky Mountain Furniture and Decor Paint.

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Warm Grey Nightstand Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #endtable #charcoal #grey #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Because the old finish was really chippy I grabbed some 220 grit sandpaper and sanded the tops and shelves of each of the tables to smooth out the uneven finish. I just wanted to erase and blend the edges of the chippy finish so we would get a smooth finish.

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Once everything was wiped down with a damp rag I painted on the beautiful warm gray paint known as Rocky Mountain. It only took light coats to get complete coverage!

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Warm Grey Nightstand Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #endtable #charcoal #grey #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The edges all received a light distressing with some 220 grit sandpaper. To give the end tables a little bit more of a sheen, as well as added durability, I sealed them with a topcoat.

The transformation was so quick and painless! It’s amazing what a small amount of paint can do!

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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 Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.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!