On a trip to the thrift store a couple of weeks ago, I scored three tables. Great find since my stock of small end tables/coffee tables/nightstands was just about wiped out!
I rehabbed one of the coffee tables last week, then moved on to this waterfall nightstand -
After lightly sanding and some tightening, it was ready for paint. I used a chalk paint that I hadn't used before - Americana Decor. Painted the body of the nightstand in "Vintage" and the drawer in "Primitive." I was happy with the coverage of the paint - used two coats but then I usually do.
After distressing, I used Americana Decor's Creme Wax for a finish coat. I was surprised when I opened the can as it is a more liquid wax than other finishing waxes I've used. It dried in a few minutes and once buffed out gave me the soft, smooth finish I was looking for. Then I used APC's dark wax to add some age.
I love the original hardware on this piece so I cleaned it up a bit and used some bronzing powder mixed with glazing medium to bring back some of the color. The handle has a Bakelite insert, which shows up much better now.