Aqua Queen Anne Bedside Tables

As part of my main bedroom makeover, I redid these beautiful antique bedside tables.

Here's a before shot.

After sanding all the glossy varnish off, I applied 3 coats of flat Aqua paint.
Following this I mixed up a watery black stain solution and working in sections, roughly brushed the stain on.

 Then with a damp rag I roughly wiped the stain off to give an aged effect.
 Then I used 240 grit sandpaper to distress the entire piece.
The handles also got a coat of gloss black spray paint.
Lastly, I added 2 coats of clear poly to seal and protect.

I absolutely love the way it turned out.  
I have another one to do which will go on the other side of our bed.

:) Julie


  1. so so pretty! i LOVE that color and it's perfect on this little table!

  2. Julie,
    Those tables look so pretty.I too LOVE that color!

  3. Wow, it turned out fantastic! Nice job!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  4. It's gorgeous! Love the finish and I'm a sucker for aqua.

  5. Such a petite little piece with such a big bang of color! She's a stand out now! No wallflowers here.

  6. This is beautiful!! And an amazing transformation!!

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