I’m sure you know this, but I just love taking a piece of furniture and totally transforming it into something that you couldn’t see before. My Grandmother came across this vanity at a yard sale and knew I would love it and could paint it into something beautiful.
There wasn’t any major damage and it was an overall perfect vanity, but it was missing some things to be considered an easy makeover. It was missing a mirror and stool. I didn’t have any of those things in my stash and didn’t have enough room for this to sit around and wait for the perfect mirror or stool, so I decided to go out on a limb and make two nightstands out of it!
I asked my husband to cut the vanity into two pieces and route the edges so that it would match the original profile of the top. After he did those major cuts and shaped the top, I decided to keep the tops stained for some contrast with the paint. I chose a Walnut stain and finished it with a satin finish sealer.
I gave the fronts and sides a light sanding just to make sure everything was smooth and ready for paint. Here is what they looked like before I painted them.
I removed the hardware and mixed the paint I chose for these nightstands. I went with Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint in Trophy. I love how the grey complimented the Walnut stained tops. I applied 2 coats of paint to get good coverage. I didn’t want it to be perfect and I was hoping for some chipping! Well, turns out these nightstands didn’t want to do much chipping. I got a few spots on the front to chip, but I distressed the rest by hand and I think they turned out beautiful.
After I distressed them, I applied antiquing wax in various places around each nightstand just to highlight the details and make them stand out. After the antiquing wax dried, I applied clear wax to seal it all in.
I put the original hardware back on and these nightstands were complete! I love the variations in the paint color. I think that is what makes MMS milk paint so unique and fun to work with. You can’t control it…the furniture and the paint do a wonderful job of making it a beautiful surprise.
PS – This is not a sponsored post and I am not being compensated in any way. These are my honest opinions about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint products.