Here's the before...
|Meet Vivian and Knox (get it?)|
|Sorry about the crooked shot, our good computer with the editing software is being worked on.|
I think the color looks great, but I'm not super happy with the "gloss" finish. I wanted them so shiny they looked wet, but using the flat paint process didn't give me that. I've had more success using oil-based gloss paint, like this project. I might decide to put some high gloss poly on them if they make it in the wipe-on version. (They already have a coat of wipe-on satin finish poly underneath the spray gloss topcoat.) However, the more likely scenario is that once they are done curing in the dining room, they will get moved into the bedroom, cluttered up, and I'll end up keeping them as-is. And I'm okay with that - I'm ready to cross this project off the to-do list for good.
Cost (in nice round numbers):
$60 - nightstands (on Craigslist)
7 - quart of primer
5 - gallon of green paint (OOPS paint)
10 - 2 cans of clear gloss lacquer spray paint
6 - 2 1x3x8 whitewood lumber (for base)
15 - brushes, rollers, and miscellany, some of which I had on hand (estimation)
Not too shabby for one-of-a-kind, statement-making nightstands.
See the other steps: inspiration, buying and adding new bases and prepping for paint.