I love these nightstands! My husband and daughter picked them up for me one night, along with the matching 8 drawer dresser, for a song.. well they didn’t sing for it (and I just hope they didn’t dance!) but ya’ know what I mean! The lady even threw in a footstool for free! These were vintage Dixie pieces (her grandmother’s) with nothing wrong that a little paint and sanding couldn’t cure… and I already had a plan for them! I wanted to trade out my old shaker style Crate & Barrel nightstands for these. I had been looking for something that would coordinate with the rest of our bedroom furniture but everything I saw was either too big, not the right color, too much money (!), etc.. etc… This was a super easy project… Sanded (to 220 grit) top, stained the top dark walnut and I used a satin polyurethane to protect it. I added Floetrol to the paint (Valspar Black Satin) to help eliminate the brush strokes and painted the bottom of the table…worked like a charm! I also removed the knobs and cleaned them up a little….. Voila! I’m done!
I love the way look, they tie in the black secretary desk, that is across from the bed, and the top stain is in the same color tone / family as the rest of the furniture. This was such a quick and easy project.. no veneer to remove, no paint to strip, no wood to repair… literally a dream pair of nightstands.. (um.. except for the spider webs and egg sacks.. UGH, so gross!)
Just in case you were wondering (’cause I just know it was driving you crazy ;))… the matching Dixie dresser I sold to my neighbor (bargain basement neighbor price) who wanted it for her closet. She did the painting herself and it came out great! I also listed my C&B nightstands on CL for someone else to enjoy!
So for you mathematical types: 2 new nightstands – 2 old nightstands + dresser – dresser = Susan happiness and some extra spending money to put towards more furniture! I love it when an equation ends up positive 😉 Thanks for checking these pretties out!