This week P and I finally finished a few projects we had, one being this cute little laminate nightstand I found at my local Goodwill for $24. For this area, $24 is a good deal and I envisioned a painted laminate nightstand, so I sped home, emptied out the car and had P go back and load it into the trunk! Here’s a before picture. It’s a laminate variation and I knew some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint would make it look so much more classier. For a laminate piece, the drawers were very sturdy and there were scratches, but nothing so deep that I had to break out the wood filler. Painting a laminate nightstand isn’t complicated, just use a good oil based primer first!
Before applying anything I cleaned up the surface and then scuffed up the laminate with a piece of sandpaper. The oil based primer will adhere better and in turn, the paint will also look smooth!
Here’s a shot after two coats of the chalk paint. I love the creamy softness of Old White paint color. I’m also happy that I ended up using that instead of a spray paint. P blasted the old pulls with some hammered nickel spray paint and installed knobs that match the other nightstand. I put on a coat of Annie Sloan wax which darkened the yellow hue to the paint which I suppose is ok. If you don’t protect the finish chalk paint starts to come off easily- exactly like chalk!