Monday, August 30, 2010

Bedroom Makeover: Nightstands

Fifteen years ago, we were given these nightstands.  Made by Thomasville, they are sturdy and serviceable, but the ’80s look wasn’t floating my boat, especially with the changes we’ve made to the rest of the room.

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Originally, I was just going to paint them and change the hardware.  While that would have been an improvement, the clunky proportions would have remained.  Craigslist to the rescue!  One day I spotted a tall, slim nightstand with legs up to there for only $10!  I’m not for sure on the age of it, but to me it has kind of a 1940s vibe.  Forgot to take a true before pic.

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I needed another one, and a few days later I found this one at a nearby antique store.  Similar look, similar era.  After paying so little for the first one, it irked me to pay $46 for this one, but I’m glad I did.

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Several coats of primer, Heirloom White, and protective top coat later, here they are:

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Craig’s has lots of pretty detail.

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I like that mine has an open space for books, and only one drawer (enough to hold my chapstick, lotion, and ponytail holders, but not big enough to collect 15 years’ worth of stuff like the old one). 

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There are other areas of the house that need makeovers too, but I’m so glad we decided to go ahead with the bedroom first!


19 comments:

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Those are gorgeous! Great job and congrats on the Craigslist steal!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

They look fabulous! I like them in white...they really pop in the space. :) I know exactly what you mean about having night stands that *collect* stuff. :s

Tomingo said...

I agree with the comments above everything looks great

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ah, Craigslist. You are speaking my language. GREAT makeovers of sweet pieces. Lovely!
Cass

Lucy Marie said...

Love them! They look fabulous.

Mary Joy said...

Oh wow! Holly I love them!!!! I need a pair just like that! Keeping my eyes open to find two to makeover. I'll let you know if I am ever as blessed as you were in finding these two. I love that you painted them white! They do really pop now! So pretty!!!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Looks great! I've been searching for some just like these!

aggieam01 said...

The white is perfect. The detail on the tables really pop! Beautiful!

Country Dreaming said...

The transformation to white looks great!
They look really great with thenew bedding.

Melinda

Melissa said...

I like that they aren't a perfect match.

BabiesandBargains said...

Very nice! I love all the accessories on them as well

Laurie said...

Well, you know I wasn't sure about painting them, but they look great Hol!!
xoxolaurie

Nancy said...

They are so beautiful! Love how they turned out. Great job!

Nancy

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love your nightstands! They turned out great. Love & blessings from NC!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! They are so pretty, especially in white. The detail is lovely!

Shug said...

Great job there...I love the night stands. I have never used Craig's List before, but I am fixing to try it out. I am changing my sofa, so I hope that I can say goodby to the beautiful red sofa I have now.

You have done a great job on your bedroom makeover...Kuddos to you!!

shug

Richella said...

Way to go! These look wonderful. I think I need to do like you and get myself a nightstand with very little drawer space. Maybe that would cure my junk-collecting ways!

Carpet Queen Colleen said...

Hi Holly! Your new and improved night tables look amazing, and give your room a clean yet rustic feeling. So glad to hear that you found them on a budget, and that you are happy with them :) enjoy!

Wendy said...

Those are awesome!