Belle Craie Painted Nightstands with Glaze

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you guys had a nice weekend. Mine was filled with lots of paint projects, mostly for the two bedrooms we’re crashing in at brother’s house.

So today I’m sharing the new nightstands I’ve been working on for the past week. I tried a new paint/glaze and I’m in love with the final look.

painted nightstands zincI scored 2 of these for $20 each from St. Vincent DePaul thrift store right up the road.
The nightstands actually started out like this…

nighstand beforeThe old cherry wood really didn’t go with my new décor for the bedroom so I decided to try out Belle Craie paint on them. This is a new type of chalk paint I picked up from Red Posie (my favorite local vintage & paint supply store). The color I chose is Pavia and it’s a gorgeous gray/green tone.

pavia belle craie paintLaurie from Red Posie talked me into trying a Pearl Effects glaze over the paint. I was a little hesitant since I’ve never used it before, but after applying it with a pad applicator I quickly fell in love!

general finishes pearl effects red posieHere  you can see one nightstand with just the Belle Craie chalk paint, and the other with the General Finishes Pearl Effects glaze. The glaze really deepened the color and added a super cool glimmer to the nightstand.

pavie belle craie painted nightstandsAnd here’s the final piece…

painted nightstands zincSee up close how it shimmers?

belle craie nightstands paviaAnd I basically just wiped it on with the pad applicator. Not too thick, just a quick once over. Besides the shine, I also love the dark glaze left in the crevices.

belle craie pavia nightstands

belle craie painted nighstands

painted nighstands

belle craie pavia with zincI’m still working on finishing this guest bedroom makeover, but I’m happy to have the nightstands out of the way (hello extra storage!).

If you don’t live here in St. Louis near Red Posie, you can still order paint and glazes from them online. CLICK HERE. And if you don’t see something on their website, give them a call and they’ll ship it out to you!

painted nightstands with pearl effects

Old Violet Table Makeover

This post is sponsored by Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. All opinions are 100% mine.

It was a crazy busy weekend in our house. Finally got our backsplash installed, made some exciting changes to our sun room, and painted a beautiful new piece. Well, not new… it used to be our kitchen landing table.

old voilet ASCPI think with the new white subway tile backsplash and our white kitchen cabinets I needed a little bit of color in my life. So the old table got a new coat of paint.

I used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in the color Old Violet. I think this is my new favorite color. It complements my family room and sun room perfectly. I actually thought Old Violet would have strong purple tones, but it actually has a blue gray feel to it.

chalk paint annie sloan old violetSo I painted the entire table with Chalk Paint®.
Then it was time to decide on the Annie Sloan Soft Wax.
Dark, clear, or a mixture of both?

annie sloan soft waxTo help decide, I painted a scrap piece of wood and tested out the wax. I’m glad I did this because sometimes a clear wax can really change the natural Chalk Paint® color. For Old Violet though it didn’t change the color at all; just added a bit of shine to it.

old voilet chalk paint with waxI ultimately decided on dark wax over a coat of clear wax. This gives you the best control over the dark wax. If you only start with dark wax, it’s nearly impossible to scale it back. But if you start with clear wax and then add some dark wax, you have a lot of control over the opacity.

annie sloan wax brushAnd here is the finished piece!

chalk paint annie sloan old violet furnitureI kept the same knobs as before since I’m still crushing on the crystal.

foyer table chalk paint annie sloan projectAnd I just love how the dark wax seeps into the paint crevices.

old voilet ascp dark wax

old voilet ASCPAnd remember those leafs that I found from Goodwill and painted?
Seems to go perfectly with this new color (just a bit more blue).

chalk paint annie sloan old violet furniture

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chalk paint annie sloan old violet furniture

This post is sponsored by Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
All opinions are 100% mine.