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Pining for paint (An Arabesque Stenciled Night Table Makeover) | The Interior Frugalista

March 15, 2017

Pining for paint (An Arabesque Stenciled Night Table Makeover)

You know when life tilts to crazy and all you want to do is crawl in a hole and escape? Into my hole, in the form of the basement workshop, I did. Nothing tunes out the chaos better than cranking up the stereo, pulling out a can of paint and escaping into the creative zone for a few hours.

I received a text message from Mr. Frugalista one afternoon asking if I could do anything with a pine two-drawer night table. Heck ya and how soon can you get it home? The price was right and it was in pretty good condition. So when the need to escape arose, this was the perfect project to get lost in.

An Arabesque Stenciled Night Table Makeover

A Pine Arabesque Stenciled Night Table Makeover


This is what the night table looked like before the makeover...
Pine Night Stand Before Makeover

After a good scrub with soap and water, I roughed up the pine with an 80-grit sanding sponge to give the paint some bite.

I painted this piece using chalk paint from Country Chic Paint in the colors Vanilla Frosting (a creamy white) and Elegance (a beautiful soft blue-green). Elegance is one of my favorite colors in their chalk paint line.

After the paint dried I protected the night stand with clear wax. To dirty it up with a time-worn appearance, I applied dark wax around the bottom skirt and where hands would normally grab the drawers to open and close.

Pine Night Table Chalk Painted

To add some personality I stenciled an Arabesque pattern along the top edge and center of each drawer front using the same Vanilla Frosting chalk paint color.

Pine Arabesque Stenciled Night Table

The pretty green glass knobs I had in my stash and were perfect to add some bling to this piece.

Pine Night Table With Green Glass Knobs

*I've included affiliate links in this post so you can find some of the products I used or recommend to complete this project.



I'm so glad I decided to escape the chaos for some chalk paint therapy. It certainly helped to improve both my mood and the pine night table from blah to ooh la la.

Pine Night Table Makeover After

I'm happy to report that it sold very quickly and was paired with a White Headboard With A Touch Of Elegance for my client's guest bedroom.

Arabesque Stenciled Pine Night Table Makeover

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