J wasn't too happy that they were not real wood, but hey...im not exactly the best at being a wood detective, so I failed! We had the debate of paint with foam brush, paint with spray paint, or paint with the machine. We ended up doing spray paint, mainly because it was 110 deg. out that day and J wanted to get the project set-up, done, and cleaned up as fast as humanly possible.
Heres what they looked like when I picked them up at Savers:
J set up his normal paint table in the alley, and ended up going through 2 cans of primer and 3 cans of Rustoleum Antique White spray paint to get an even coat. He lightly sanded the night stands before painting, and in between coats for a smooth finish.
We initially were going to do a classic white for the color, but then wanted there to be at least a little bit of contrast when we have a white lamp on there. I love the antiqued white against a classic white! Here they are all finished:
|Melissa Young Photo|
I am so happy with how they turned out! Here a cost breakdown of the project:
Night stands: $20
Spray paint: $11.50
Total: $39 for two new night stands! We think thats pretty darn good..don't you?!
Check back tomorrow for an overview of the bedroom makeover! Can't wait to share it with you guys.