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.
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Natural Wood Whitwashed Nightstands
By A Ray of Sunlight, Furniture Artist in Duluth, MN.
Upcycling Merit Categories›Barnwood Chic
- 1 part clear glaze to 1 part simplicity
- Varathane Polyurethane
- Country Chic Paint Clear Glaze mixed with Simplicity