Creating an Antique-Look on Wood w/Black Paint

Not too long ago I did a post about how to create a Pottery Barn look with a little craft paint and some wooden candle holders stained brown. Last week I found an old wooden pedestal stand that I wanted to give the same look, so I thought I’d share it with you as kind of an “update.” I. Love. It.




Of course I forgot to take a before photo. I remembered when I was about half-way done with the first coat of paint. You can see that it was just a kind of scrubby, medium brown piece. I did give it a bit of a scrubbing before I started painting.


You can see the original color of the stand. Some of this brown will show through 
after I’ve painted and then sanded a few select spots.


In my previous tutorial, I didn’t show how the piece looked after I sanded through the paint (two coats) to some of the original brown. Not looking too great here, but after you apply some Howard’s Feed-N-Wax, it’ll look terrific.


Some more sanding.



And a little bit more.

The finished product: after the sanding and after application of some Howard’s Feed-N-Wax to protect and give a deepened, finished look to the piece.

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  1. Looks just like you bought it at Pottery Barn Diana – very nice!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  2. Thank your for sharing how to get this look. I love it! Now I need to try it on some of those ho-hum brown pieces that are just waiting to be painted. Hugs, Dianne

  3. Thanks for the tips. I love Howard Feed-N-Wax, use it often. Your pedestal stand looks great. I am not into painting black, but it looks very rich and I just might have to try it.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. How outstanding is this! And it soooo looks like a piece I would get at Pottery Barn (I once worked there as a second job!) Great work refinishing this piece lady! And I will check out that wax for some of my projects! Happy weekend to you!!!! Nicole xo

  5. You've perfected that look, there's no doubt. Thank you so much for sharing this at my History & Home link party, so glad to have you there! Dawn @ We Call It

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