I learned something of myself this week, deep inside there lies a resistance to painting wood. 
Unless, of course the piece is as ugly as these two were. That seems unkind to say, even of a nightstand, but they were U.G.L.Y.
The before:

And the after:
I wasn’t sure what I thought of the dark wax on the Old White until I set it up in my daughter’s room. I don’t like everything to look too neat and tidy so the distressing gives an authentic aged appearance to the crisp yellow room. Apparently the room looked better than usual, because when my son saw the pictures he said, “Wow! Who’s room is that?!” Uh, your sister’s. Maybe he was just surprised to see the bed made.

I just have something for the yellowed pages of old books and I love the surprise of opening a drawer to see it lined with all those scrumptious words. Imagine, keeping the remotes in this drawer, or a your favorite nighttime reading, or a journal and an old Bible. This drawer is lined with the pages of an old poetry book and the sides are from an old dictionary (A-K, if you’re wondering).

The piece is solid wood with dovetail joints, curvy legs and the original girly hardware. It is painted in Annie Sloan’s Old White chalk paint and hand waxed, distressed and rubbed with dark wax. It could work as a nightstand or an end table.

Approximately 20″w x 25″d x 22.5″h
No longer available.

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