Pink painted nightstands will make any little girl happy. Even a big girl like me! My inspiration for these nightstands comes from way back when I was a little girl. A pink bedroom, an iron bed, and two ballerina paintings hung over my bed. I was more than certain that someday I would tiptoe around in a tutu. Well, that didn’t happen, but these nightstands turned out just about as good as the dream I had.
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Painted Nightstands – BEFORE
- Mud (wood filler)
- Orbital Sander or 220 grit sandpaper
- White Lightning (wood cleaner)
- Paper Towels
- BOSS (clear) stain blocker/primer
- Buttercream (chalk mineral paint)
- Apricot (chalk mineral paint)
- Peony (chalk mineral paint)
- Spray Mist Water Bottle
- Gold Leaf
- Copper Leaf
- Metal Leaf Adhesive
- Black Gilding Wax (Dixie Belle)
- Artist Paintbrush Set
- Master Clear (topcoat for metal leaf finish)
Let’s talk MUD. Before painting, you will need to repair and fill holes and gouges with wood filler if they are visible. I created a short video for you on how to repair damaged wood with wood filler. You can CLICK HERE to see how easy it is. It’s my go-to for wood fillers. Next, you will want to clean the wood before painting. Once it’s clean and dried, it’s time to paint!
Pink Painted Nightstands
Let the fun begin! I chose three amazing colors that complemented each other when blended.
WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN HOW TO BLEND PAINT
Here’s a quick demonstration of how to blend paint on your furniture. Click the video below to play and watch the magic occur right before your eyes on these painted nightstands.
Applying Metal Leaf On The Painted Nightstands
Applying the metal leaf is fun on painted furniture. I used an artist brush and a pouncer in multiple sizes to create this fun, happy polka-dotted look. But before I was done, my coffee mug had more than coffee in it. Check out what happened below.
I do cry over spilled glue! The adhesive I use is especially for metal leaf, and it’s super sticky. Want to learn more about how to apply metal leaf to your furniture? Subscribe to my weekly email and get my FREE ebook below.
Gilding Wax /Painted Nightstands
I finished the painted nightstands by creating a defined line where the metal leaf design began with black gilding wax and an artist brush.
The End Results
What a fun project! My only regret was that these painted nightstands weren’t in my bedroom as a little girl. It’s always fun to play around with colors and patterns. I’d love to know what you have painted pink or a bit of whimsey.
Until the next project… xo, Do