It’s strange, in trying to build traffic for the blog I have to be aware of language differences…. I can’t use “watercolour” and expect any Americans to find the post in a search. If I were to show a tutorial on a fleece “toque” no one except Canadians would ever Google that word.
This one is the same – I would call this a nightstand, but when I search Pinterest, I see far more labelled “bedside tables”.
To me, a side table would be found in a family room next to a sofa or chair, and a nightstand is found next to the bed…. but what do I know? I’ve labelled it both so hopefully everyone will be able to find it. #bordet or #nattbord?
Remember the gorgeous antique I made over for my friend Lisa?
Well, her husband had an antique piece that was passed down in his family as well, and they decided that (since I didn’t f*ck up the first one) I should refinish this one to match and create a set.
It needed a bit of love.
Love and hugs of the sandpaper variety.
I’m going to hazard a guess and say that this piece was handmade years and years ago. The wood seems to have been selected out to give the most grain and impact.
Ideally, you want to save all of that character, but smooth out the rough edges so to speak.
Pre-stain wood conditioner, Minwax dark walnut (2 coats) and triple-thick varnish and look!
No scuffs, nicks, dents or scrapes.
Just smooth wood with a nice, shiny finish.
I don’t have a final photo with the new hardware on it, but you get the idea.
Have a great one!