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Nautical Nightstand {guest post}

Krista from The Happy Housie used Simplicity, Devotion, and Midnight Sky to create this nautical themed nightstand for her boys' bedroom!

Hello everyone! It is Krista from The Happy Housie back again today to share a chunky nautical nightstand revamp with a faux planked top that I did using Midnight Sky, Devotion, and Simplicity.

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I started out with a chunky and dated old nightstand that I picked up at a garage sale for $5. It was kind of in rough shape...but I thought it had some potential.

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I started by washing it thoroughly with soapy water and then filling in the damaged spots with some wood filler. I also removed the hardware and filled the holes. Once the wood filler was dry I sanded it down creating a smooth surface.

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I decided to give it a coat of primer to start with since it was not made of real, solid wood and had a fairly glossy surface. After the primer was dry, I gave the base of the nightstand a coat of Devotion.

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After the Devotion was dry, I did a top coat of Simplicity. As soon as I finished doing the top coat, I distressed the edges with a clean damp rag to remove some of the white Simplicity and reveal the red Devotion below.

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

For the top of the nightstand, I did an all-over base coat of Simplicity. Once dry, I used my brush to add in some loose stripes, creating a the look of a (faux) planked top. I started by adding in the stripes in Devotion...

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

And then added in some stripes in Midnight Sky.

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

To make the stripes slightly less solid looking, I waited until they were dry and then went back in with a very dry brush using a touch of Simplicity to create a more textured look to the planks.

I wanted to give the whole thing a more aged finish so I opted to use the dark, or antiquing, wax.

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Once it was applied using my wax brush, I went back over it and buffed it off using a clean, lint-free cloth. There were a few spots that felt a little too antiqued or dark, so I used some clear wax on those areas to remove the dark wax a little. The trick to removing dark wax (or lightening it up) is to add clear wax over it and then buff it off.

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Since I wanted to give this piece a nautical feel, I opted to use sisal rope for the handles. The roll of sisal rope that I used was picked up at Walmart.

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I used a drill to create new holes for the sisal rope handles...

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I fed the rope through one hole, tied it off inside the drawer, tied it again on the other side of the drawer. I then figured out how long I wanted them to be, tied off a knot at that length, and then fed the second end through the second hole. I finished it off by tying it off inside the drawer again.

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

For a little extra interest and fun, I Mod Podged some maps that I cut out of an old Atlas inside the drawers.

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Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Done!

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Nautical Nightstand #DIY #paintedfurniture #nautical - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

This piece is the perfect chunky nautical nightstand for our boys' shared nautical themed bedroom. I love the faux planked top and think that it, along with the rope handles, add so much character to this once-dated nightstand.

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn't built in a day. Enjoy the journey.






Krista

Krista {The Happy Housie}

Hi, I'm Krista and I blog over at The Happy Housie. My blog is a home décor and lifestyle blog that was named this because I must admit to you that I am a bit of a "housie"... (think foodie but for houses). I love all things related to houses: decorating, DIY, organizing, crafting, gardening, and more. I love sharing projects and ideas, and especially love finding old pieces and fixing them up to make them vibrant and beautiful again. I would love for you to visit me at The Happy Housie and check out my DIY Project Gallery!


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