Oak Nightstand – Whether you go with an elegant primitive decoration or in disrepair, distressed furniture will improve your decorating scheme. The idea behind a distressing nightstand or other pieces of furniture is to add character so that it looks as if it has been around for a while, as history has.
Sand the bedside table in the direction of the grain. You will need medium-coarse 120-grit sandpaper for an oak bedside table and a medium-coarse-grain 150 for most other types of wood. Once you have sanded the piece to a smooth finish, rub it lightly with a piece of antistatic cloth to remove all dust and debris. Depending on the age you want the bedside table to look, rough, in a little. A chain or hammer will allow you to give a push while controlling the amount of damage they inflict.
Use a brush to apply a primer coat to the bedside table. Apply the introduction in the way of the grain. Choose a finishing paint color that complements the room on the bedside table. Apply a coat of paint, let it dry and apply a second coat. If the nightstand is not as worn as expected, use medium-grade sandpaper to sand the edges so that exposed wood is exposed. Look at the piece, and imagine that it is very old.