Natural Wood Whitwashed Nightstands

By A Ray of Sunlight, Furniture Artist in Duluth, MN.

I started to prep these nightstands for paint, but as I started sanding, the old finish started coming off quickly. I didn't want to create a bigger mess, so I started sanding everything down to the bare wood. I just kept sanding and sanding and sanding until I realized that I needed to finish off the corners and I would have completely natural nightstands. Of course, once the fresh wood takes on any sealer, the wood soaks up the moisture and deepens again, so I wiped on multiple coats of whitewash to bring out the natural grain and create a natural wood finish that will last past the sealer. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesBarnwood Chic

Color Recipe

  • 1 part clear glaze to 1 part simplicity

Products Used

  • Varathane Polyurethane
  • Country Chic Paint Clear Glaze mixed with Simplicity

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