Faux Bamboo Nightstand
I’m pretty sure some of you may be thinking “Why oh why did you buy this Susan?” and once I would have thought the same thing… The top is a wood grain laminate, but it is a great mid-century piece made by American of Martinsville, very sturdy and well made. Although I’m not generally a mid-century furniture kind of girl I have recently seen quite a few pieces that have caught my eye and I am really starting to appreciate this period of furniture!
A new client of mine, who also bought the curvy front chest, wanted this piece to go in her teenage daughter’s bedroom as a nightstand. I suggested she paint it red… which not only coordinated with her bedding but also would bring a nice pop of color into the room!
First I lightly sanded down the top with 150 grit sandpaper to increase the adhesion of the paint. I then painted the table with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor’s Silk. I lightly distressed the table and sealed it with Annie Sloan clear wax. I buffed it with 0000 steel wool and a soft cloth.
While I was painting the cabinet I was soaking the drawer handle in Ammonia to strip off any coatings and prepare the knob for paint. I painted the handle with a few coats of Krylon 18k Gold spray… I think this paint is my new obsession!
I love the faux bamboo on this table so much more now!
Look at the beautiful shine on the top… all from waxing and buffing!
I hope this little table is well loved in it’s new home!
As a side note I’m currently trying to finish 2 dining table and chair sets (YIKES!)… so it was nice to be able to take a break from those big projects and finally finish something! I happen to love this little red table!
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Posted on March 7, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged American of Martinsville Faux Bamboo Table, Annie Sloan chalk paint, annie sloan chalk paint Emperor's Red, Annie Sloan Wax, Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint, Faux Bamboo Table, painting furniture, Red painted table, updating furniture with paint, Waxing furniture. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.