Disclosure: I am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.
Hi Friends! A few weeks ago I shared the second rendition of our Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover. While the glam look was fun, I wanted to create a more cozy and rustic space that fit my style a little better. Painting our current furniture wasn’t an option because it is still nice and I didn’t want to ruin it, BUT that didn’t mean I didn’t WANT to! So, I came up with a way to give our current nightstands a mini makeover with a Faux Reclaimed Wood Finish using a technique that wouldn’t ruin the current finish.
The entire cost for updating two nightstands was less than $100!
Instead of creating a table top using several pieces of wood that would vary in height and also need a lot of sanding annnnnd take more time, I created the look simply by sectioning off a wood plank using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector and using 4 different shades of stain/paint.
I love the new rustic and industrial look this gives are nightstands. It really transformed them!
See how easily you can transform an entire room by simply changing a few pieces?
And want to know the best part? Instead of standing down the existing finish, or securing them to the top of the nightstand with glue or nails, I just slipped a piece of non-slip drawer liner between the table top and the wood! Ta da! It is really secure and this way I can easily take them off if I decide to go a different direction in the future (because there is a good chance I will).
Ready to learn some tricks on how to get this look?
(Cost and supplies for TWO nightstands)
– ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector #2093EL $10
– 1/2 Pint Rust-Oleum® Driftwood Oil Wood Stain $5.48
– 1/2 Pint Rust-Oleum® Dark Walnut Oil Wood Stain $5.48
– 1/2 Pint Rust-Oleum® Ebony Oil Wood Stain $5.48
– 1/2 Pint Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane $6.47
– White paint $5.00 (not pictured)
– Non-Slip Drawer Liner $4.00
– 24? X 72? unfinished wood – $36.00
– Foam Brush $.50
– 120 Grit Sand Paper $5.00
TOTAL: Roughly $85 for both nightstands
* Note: Prices may vary depending on location.
Start by measuring your existing nightstand (or table) to find the dimensions of your wood tops. I added 1″ on each side for a little overhang.
Apply a solid coat of Dark Walnut to the entire surface. This will be your base layer. I prefer to apply my stain with an old rag, but you can also use a brush.
Let it dry overnight. First, clean the surface. I keep a huge bag of these microfiber cloths handy because they pick up dust so easily and do a great job cleaning my surfaces. Now it’s time to tape! I found that taping off the entire surface first helped create straight lines and made it easy to create varying ‘planks’.
Once the surface is a sea of blue, it’s time to create your first layer of faux planks. (I wanted the ‘planks’ to be a little wider, so 2 strips of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces = one ‘plank’ in this look.) Remember, to get the look of real reclaimed wood you’ll want to vary the ‘planks’. Since there isn’t a true pattern this was pretty easy. I used a X-acto® knife to cut a straight line through the tape and peel it off. I did this in different sections of the table and made sure they didn’t touch.
I applied my first layer of stain. Once that was dry, I peeled off different sections and applied a second shade of stain. I did this for the three colors (Ebony, Driftwood and white paint).
For the white paint, I used a dry brush technique. Meaning, I blotted the brush until it was almost completely dry and then applied it to the wood. This way it didn’t fully coat it.
To help get the look of the reclaimed wood, I distressed it using 120 grit sand paper. I used an electric hand sander because it is faster, but if you don’t have one you can also use your own man power!
Lastly, seal it using a semi-gloss poly.
Now place it on the top of your table with a non-slip pad and you are done!
I love the new industrial chic look this gives my nightstands! To view my latest Modern Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover click here.
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