This shapely solid wood night table was begging to be rescued from the curbside and the falling snow.
Here is a great example of a quick and easy transformation with no-prep chalk paint.
I spent approximately 1 hour cleaning, painting and distressing this piece (not including the paint’s drying time).
The night table was originally painted a light pink and then repainted with a dark brown-burgundy…. or would you call this colour eggplant?
I used CeCe Caldwell’s Simply White and opted for an inexpensive dollar store brush as I wanted the brush strokes visible.
The picture below shows the coverage of CeCe’s Simply White chalk paint after just one coat.
This is the coverage of Simply White chalk paint after the second coat. It wasn’t quite 100% coverage, but that’s ok. I was trying to achieve a distressed, worn look so 100% coverage was not required.
The two original paint colours showing through this distressed white finish gives this night table some depth and interest .
This night table transformation used less than 1/4 can of CeCe Caldwell’s paint and very little wax. The total refinishing cost $10 + one hour of my time. I’m still a little unsure of myself when pricing items, but depending on where I decide to sell this charming piece, it will be sold for between $55-$95.