How to Paint Nightstands

Hey y’all, Tracey from Tracey’s Fancy here!

When I came across this pair of beauties……I truthfully almost cried tears!!!  And to make it even better…..they belong to an entire bedroom set!  Yup……two nightstands, queen headboard, enormous nine drawer dresser and the biggest mirror I’ve ever seen!

I could not contain or restrain my joy!  So I went with it!

I painted my heart……in full color……right onto these curvy girls!

I hope they portray my enthusiasm and excitement in just the right way!

To obtain this whimsical pink princess finish on a piece of your own…I will share with you my every step including all products used in a clickable shop section.

How To:

I showered the entire piece with White Lightning by Dixie Belle to remove all oil, dirt and accumulated grime in the carvings. I then showered well with plain water.

After fully dry….I base coated them using my DB Mini brush with two coats of Dixie Belle Peony… all-time favorite color in the Dixie Belle line (ok….tough call between Peony and The Gulf)!

I then coated with one sloppy coat of Clear Top Coat in Satin.

Next, I covered all carvings and the entire skirt in Best Dang Wax in Black and wiped back….leaving only black wax in the crevices (or lows as we call it) of the carvings.

Check out my video on these pieces!

I chose Dixie Belle Soft Pink and used it as the deep inset color around the main front and side panels and let that dry.  I realize it looks white…but it’s actually Soft Pink.

The most difficult part of the process for me was making them fairly similar.  I highly recommend working on matching pieces….side by side….at the same time.  What you do to one piece…move over and do to the other…right then.

Next, I began with the feet/legs of the pieces.  Tipping the ends in the beautiful Dixie Belle Cobalt Blue….topping them in Blueberry…..and a little fresh wet Peony in between….then using the FREAKING amazing new French Tip brush…..I began blending the three colors to create an ombre effect of cobalt blue to light purple to periwinkle….which I carried the periwinkle across the skirt.

For more details on these pieces and the second tutorial video, head to Tracey’s Fancy Blog here!

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  1. Linda Beckman says:

    I have discovered a whole mew world of color, creativity and FRIENDS! When the nasty pandemic we all had time on our hands, and there’s only so much down and dirty cleaning I could or wanted to do. Continuing on with the Susie Homemaker theme, I decided to try my hand at sourdough bread-making. I read volumes on all the pitfalls and ended up never having made one loaf. It was time to reasess my options and I realized that I was creative and love color. Now, I’m not what I would call an artist, but I’ve got a good eye. Suddenly, I had a NEED to paint. So I’m painting. i’m learning. I’m talking to people in the painting people groups. This has become my passion and love the tutorials and the people who share these amazing techniques.
    Thanks for allowing me to relate my story. It all started when I decided the desire, watched a tutorial and then realized, “Hey! I drive by the Dixie Belle Paint Store all the time! My car headed itself into your company, which I thought was just a paint store, not realizing it was THE mother ship! You helped me select some paints and brushes and gave me loads of tips and encouragement.
    I was kind of worried when you told me you were no longer going to sell your products at your corporate facility, but I found a wonderful stockist who have become friends.
    So thanks for everything!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Linda! Thank you for your kind comment! We are overjoyed that you have discovered a new passion and made friendships along the way! Thank YOU for sharing in our love for paint! 🥰

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