31 October 2011

B&A: Nightstands


  1. Whitney, I LOVE your new Whim site. It's elegant and soothing and sophisticated and spunky. And sooooo exciting! I love seeing your creativity in action. And the white...love the pure white with punches of color. I just want to breathe it in.

  2. Hi!
    I'm in love with your blog!
    I came here through Apartment Therapy because of your kitchen and I got lost in so many beautiful pictures and ideas!!!!!
    But I couldn't find you post about the kitchen... now I'm curious to know the material that your countertop is made of and what kind of paint did you use???
    Hope you don't mind with my questions!!!!
    Good job with you blog! It's wonderful! =)

  3. Betina- thank you so much for visitng. I am in the process of freshening up my blog and I know it's difficult to find past posts- I'm working on it! The link to the kitchen post is:
    We used Rust-Oleum countertop paint that we purchased at the Hope Depot. Hope this helps! Thanks again!!

  4. Did you use a special type of paint to get that clean finish? It's gorgeous! I have an inherited desk/chest that I would love to try this on.

  5. @candyland - thank you! I had meant to give an explanation but I'm trying new formats and never got back to it. I went to lowes and got 123 primer. It's just a standard all surface primer. I cleaned the nightstands with soap and water. Sanded them, let them dry thoroughly then wiped off all the dust with a wet rag. I then used a small sponge roller to put two coats of primer and two coats of paint. They were leather top nightstands and the primer took care of the leather with no problem so I'm convinced that the primer is what gave the paint the clean finish. Hope this helps!