Come find out how Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight turned these factory finish tables into white washed nightstands in just 6 easy steps!


Step 1) Clean
To start with, Natalie gave both her nightstands a good cleaning. A vinegar/water solution is great for this!

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

Step 2) Strip
Because these had a pre-painted finish, Natalie had to strip the old finish off to create a raw wood blank slate.

Step 3) Vacuum
Remove all the dust and give it another wipe down.

Step 4) Seal
Apply a coat of Tough Coat or Clear Coat to protect the wood.

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

Step 5) White wash
Thin down your paint by mixing 4 parts Clear Glaze with 1 part All-in-One Decor Paint in your favorite shade of white (Natalie chose Simplicity).

Apply it with a synthetic bristle paint brush and wipe away the excess with a damp rag.

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

Step 6) Re-seal
Apply one more coat of Tough Coat or Clear Coat to protect the paint.

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

Whitewashed nightstands - how to use white paint and clear furniture glaze to create a rustic, white washed finish on wood furniture - Country Chic Paint

To learn even more about this transformation, stop by Natalie’s full length blog post.

To see some more white washed furniture, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of these white washed nightstands!




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 how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint. I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. 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!



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