“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”– Bob Ross
I’ve been chompin’ to get started on the second night stand for my Bedroom Revamp, but repairing the water-damaged Family Room took precedence. Finally, last weekend we were able to get going, using the same basic pattern as the first bedside table we made.
Instead of a tray top, I designed this piece to look like a vintage wash stand. With wood and supplies left from the other table, I only needed to purchase two glass knobs and sand paper. Once built, I stained it with Minwax Early American and let it dry overnight.
I mixed my favorite Miss Mustard Seed milk paints and covered the night stand in two coats.
It is hard to tell in this photo, but the paint is a light blue.
Next, I painted the night stand with two coats of home-made white chalk paint. (Here’s my chalk paint recipe if your interested).
Thinking it looked a tad “too bright white,” I decided that a dark wax would give it an aged look.
I absolutely hated it – so much that there are no known photos of the travesty. Out came the sander. The wax was was removed. So was a lot of paint. Argh!!
This night stand didn’t turn out the way I envisioned, and there’s not much blue paint left to peak through.
Well, I’ve learned three things. One: Ana White’s furniture plans are the bomb! Two: I just might need a little schooling when it comes to using dark wax. 🙂 Three: That “it’s all good” – even mistakes can turn into happy endings.
I would absolutely love to know if you’ve ever made a mistake that resulted in a happy ending?
Have a good week! — Joanne