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.
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.
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.
Several coats of primer, Heirloom White, and protective top coat later, here they are:
Craig’s has lots of pretty detail.
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).
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!