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

Paint Projects Underway

I’ve been on a bit of a paint kick recently. I’ve painted 3 different rooms in the house in the past 3 weeks. Kinda crazy, but I’ve been getting sick of the white walls around here.

The first room I painted was our living room. I had some extra Bottlenose Dolphin paint leftover from old projects and decided to try it out in this room.

living room blue paintYes, that’s a fake fireplace. That’s a long story for another day…

So if you remember this grayish blue color it’s because I’ve used it a lot in our home. It’s simply amazing how many things I can paint with two gallons of Valspar paint. The first room I tackled was our sun room

blue sun roomI also used this color on the inside of our front door. I’m happy to say this paint has held up beautifully! I was a little nervous about using it in such a high traffic area like a front door, but not one chip so far!

blue gray painted interior doorThe next room I painted in these past few weeks was our dining room in a color called Char Latte by Valspar. I can’t tell you enough how in love I am with this color! I was very apprehensive since it’s called an “earthy orange”, but the color is really dreamy in person. I can’t wait to show you the rest of this room!

dining room char latte

char latte dining room paintAnd lastly is my laundry room. I showed you guys this color a couple weeks ago, Luxury Beige from Clark+Kensington at Ace Hardware. It’s a subtle purple color with grayish tones.

luxury-beige-paint-colorI’m working on putting the finish touches on this room as well, like these adorable laundry posters I picked up from Amazon for $8… for ALL 4 prints! They’re 8×10 inches and all I had to buy were the frames. I’ll try to show you guys the entire reveal next week!

laundry room progressSo as you can see there’s a bunch of projects going on around here. There’s just something about Spring and the nicer weather that makes me want to get off my tush and pick up a paint brush!