My parents have a cedar hope chest at the foot of their bed that has been in that exact spot for…I’m not sure exactly, maybe 30 years? One day when I was a child and in the throes of an enthusiastic art project that apparently required a hard-tipped pen, I added some deep, deep gouges to the top of the chest.
They’re still there.
That’s the nightstand in the guest room.
As luck would have it, I was invited to sample some new paint by Devine Color a while back and had chosen a really lovely pale grey with the slightest blue undertones called Beluga. My original plan was to paint the guest room walls with it but I ran out of time getting our house ready for sale so this damaged nightstand was the perfect backup use for the paint.
The process was really simple.
- I used a pad sander to sand the top only super smooth and erase the gouges.
- I used my paint sprayer to coat the whole piece in Kilz Bulls Eye Primer.
- Once the primer had dried I used the sprayer to apply a thin coat of Devine Beluga.
- Once that coat had dried I did a second one.
- I finished it all over with a sprayer-applied top coat of Minwax Water Based Polyacrylic in semi-gloss.
I replaced the original plain wooden knob with one I had bought at Anthropologie years ago and just recently took off our old changing table.