Rustic Mexican nightstand

By BJ Buchter Massa, Owner at Junk’d Up in Carmel, IN.

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. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesBarnwood Chic

Products Used

  • Dixie Belle Paint in Hurricane Gray
  • Dixie Belle Clear and Dark Wax
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Black Wax

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