I love the simplicity and rustic style of Mexican furniture. When I stumbled on this nightstand in a thrift shop I was smitten. I especially loved the crack in the top. I knew it needed a rustic finish to complement the style. After adding some feet to bring the height up a bit, I used shades of grey from Dixie Belle paint to create highlights and shadowing. I further enhanced the effect with dark wax. The top was sanded bare and stained using a combination of watered down paint and black wax.