Happy Monday! I don’t know about where you were this weekend, but it was just glorious here. I spent it all outside running, working on projects, watching soccer, and walking the dogs. I wanted it to last forever, but all good things must come to an end. Speaking of good weather, I started this piece I am going to share with you last Fall, and then it sat in my garage awaiting the passing of the long winter so it could be completed. But finally the warmer weather came this Spring, and I was able to finish this gold & snow white campaign nightstand.
In all honestly, I bought it so long ago that I can’t even tell you where it came from…. no idea if I bought it at a yard sale, thrift shop, or flea market. But as luck would have it, I did at least save the before shot!
I fell in love with its great shape, and brass corners! I was able to remove the pulls, but unfortunately there was no way to remove those fab brass corners, so they remained on during my entire process.
I sanded the piece all over with an orbital sander, and then sanded the more detailed areas by hand. I applied 3 coats of a water based non-toxic primer because I knew I wanted to paint it white and the non-toxic primer is much thinner than its oil based counterpart. And then I let the primer dry and cure for about 4 months. 😉
And when Spring finally arrived, I was ready to take this piece out of hibernation and finish it. I applied 3 coats of General Finishes Snow White, which is my favorite pure white paint for furniture. Once the paint was dry, I applied a coat of General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax.
Now, the tricky part in all of this was those brass corners. Because I couldn’t remove them, I definitely got some paint on them. I scraped off and cleaned off what I could, but it was not enough. I ended up pulling out my trusty rub n’ buff, and applied it where I could with my fingers. I then used a tiny artist brush to apply it in all of the places my finger tip could not reach to cover up any paint.
Because the rub n buff was different from the original brass (which was actually just plated), I went ahead and applied rub n buff to the pulls so that everything was cohesive.
I was very happy with the final outcome, and finally brought it over to Sweet Clover for our April sale!
We’ve staged it with all sorts of vintage goods, and check out that awesome gold mirror Sarah painted!
And do you see that great piece it is sitting on? Sarah painted this fabulous midcentury dresser. Maybe one day she will blog again and share it with you, but for now, I thought I’d go ahead and post a picture because it’s stunning.
Well, now I am off to Sweet Clover since I think this might be out only well styled space at the moment and we have only a few days to get ready! Time to bust a move!