Welcome Spring

After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Thursday, August 26

Ahhh, a new paint job.

I found this night stand at a thrift store for $5.
It was agood solid piece, just some scratches & looking a little dated
(Believe me, I know the feeling).

I sanded it and went over the entire piece with de-glosser to help the paint adhere.
I painted it black and immediately went over it with paint thinner in random spots.
I do this to take off some of the paint & give it a worn look.
Then I sanded the edges and stained the piece with red mahogany stain.

I love the way it turned out.

I think it's very important and makes the job a lot easier if you find a good solid piece of furniture that doesn't need a lot of repairs.

MuralMaker and More


  1. Love your blog. I am from Payson, but know live in California. Hoping to move back some day. When I do I'm picking you up and we are heading to the nearest gas station for a fountain soda and then we are going to hit every yard sale with in a thirty mile radius.

  2. Let me know when you move back!

  3. I love how your nightstand turned out~having the wood show through the black paint looks so good! Now it looks like a true antique.

    I'm an Idaho girl, and I think of Utah girls as distant cousins. :)

  4. Oohhhhhhh, I love it! I didnt know you could rub stain over paint. I have so much to learn.


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  6. Stumbled across your blog and joined the following. Love the results on this piece! Keep up the great work, I'm eager to seeing more of your work. If interested stop by my place, http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/
    Kristy 4 the love of WOOD


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