Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Nightstand Makeover (Two Color Distress)

Annie Sloan French linen nightstand

Well I managed to paint just one piece of bedroom furniture this week since my poor husband injured himself and shattered his toe and had to have pins put in his foot this week. He is resting and healing, but man it sure has been a crazy couple weeks with little league starting and driving hubby to doctors and work because it’s his driving foot…blah! Never a dull moment. Ever since that Annie Sloan workshop I attended two weeks ago all I wanted to do was paint my nightstands…and the first one is complete!

And in case you haven’t been with me long, this is the year of the master bedroom makeover! I have been slowly getting projects done…In an effort to save money we are painting our current furniture instead of buying new.

before and after nightstand Annie Sloan Chalkpaint makeover

I used Annie Sloan pure white, french linen, and clear wax.

Annie Sloan Paint and wax

I love that this paint has no smell so you can paint indoors. It was cold this day and I wanted to catch up on some TV shows 🙂

My husband wasn’t thrilled about me painting this furniture. He’s a man who loooves wood grain, but it’s time for a change..He’s had this set for about ten years. He also doesn’t really like distressed paint so we compromised and I only did the two drawers that way.

So first I did a good two coats of french linen.


Next came the Pure White. I painted the lip on the table top white and the bottom. Plus the drawers. The drawers I painted very very lightly.with the white.

Photo: Here's what's happening in my living room! #anniesloan #frenchlinen #nosmell

After using the clear wax I carefully distressed in order to see a little bit of the french linen on the drawers. So the drawers have two colors.

Annie Sloan Two Color distress

Annie Sloan nightstand makeover

ASCP makeover in french linen

fabric covered book

I had some left over fabric from the throw pillows so I covered a book with it! It’s just like covering a school text book only using an iron for creases.

I watched Martha Stewart make one on this video. That Martha..she knows it all 🙂


Here’s my color palette for the room in Sherman Williams chip it. Have you done that website? It will match their colors to any photo! Fun!

chip it

Have a great week!

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4 thoughts on “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Nightstand Makeover (Two Color Distress)

  1. So pretty! You did a fantastic job 😉 What is it with men and wood?? My husband always shakes his head when I even mention the thought of painting something, haha. I’m so glad I found your sweet little blog! I’m your newest follower 😉
    Jamie ~

  2. I love how it turned out! And you have it pulled together so beautifully with the lamp/book/natural objects vignette. It sure caught my eye so I hopped over from Mom on Time Out.

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