Lovely Twin French Bedside Tables

So I love the shape of these tables… they remind me of something from Alice in Wonderland… it’s those legs, they look like they could start walking right… is it just me that thinks so?

Anyway they are fabulous, solid and heavy bedside tables that need some updating!



Here you see the “lovely” patterned mirror in the door inset on the right and on the left side I have removed it already. The other picture is of the back of the door, just 6 small nails to remove the mirror and it was off!

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Here they are all dressed up in Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, distressed, waxed and buffed!


I sprayed the hardware and the original wood door inserts in Heirloom white. I prefer them without the wood insert but leaving them in allows the new owner the choice to have them in or out based on their needs… they would be super cute with fabric too!


I completely removed the paint from the top and stained it in Dark Walnut and then waxed and buffed them… the tops came out beautiful!


Look at the detail and bowing on the sides… just gorgeous!


A little close up for you of those lovely legs..


I painted the grate inserts in Paris Grey as well… it’s a nice contrast to the white.


Oh yes, I almost forgot… they have cool little writing shelves too! I wanted to stencil “His” & “Hers” or “Mine” & “Yours” on each of the shelves, but I changed my mind at the last-minute… if I were keeping them or had a client for these I would love to do it… so cute! Or should I do it anyway?


Hope you enjoyed the beautiful “twins”! I’ve never seen a pair like them before… they are made by the Genova Furniture Company and other than that I can’t seem to source them… I know they are built well and are gorgeous nonetheless!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my “pretties”…

Until next time!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on September 6, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Your twins are adorable! I love all those curves and the awesome doors. Perfect color choice. I would love the stenciling too – “yours” and “mine” for sure!


  2. Cute pair! Love the little slide out ‘tray’ too, nicely done! thanks for sharing


  3. twelveoeightblog

    Beautiful! They turned out so pretty, I love the color, lovely redo 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya


  4. I think I would play it safe and wait to see if your buyer wants the lettering. They look fabulous.


  5. Oh Susan – these turned out just gorgeous – would love to have them for myself!


  6. Your twin side cabinets are lovely!! Your paint choices and leaving the top wood are absolutely perfect. Love, Love, Love them!
    Mary Alice


  7. You rocked this one and know they will sell within days….exquisite
    I think Mine and Yours would be fun…and you could do it in French too
    Thank you for having me on your sidebar listing….I really appreciate…so much


  8. Soooo very pretty! Thank you for the inspiration! I can’t wait to pin these beauties!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,


  9. These are stunning! I sure wish I could find such pretty pieces like this! I like the idea of putting words on the slide outs. I don’t think it would be that big of a deal to add them since they are usually tucked away from view. A cute little unexpected surprise, but it’s always good to play it safe.


  10. These are absolutely breathtaking, I love th colors and the tables themselves. Just gorgeous. Love them!!!!!!!!!!


  11. so curvy and delicious!

    hope you’ll stop by soon.



  12. Wow, I can’t tell you how gorgeous these are since my mouth is still on the floor!


  13. Oh my! These are gorgeous. I love the finishes and those little shelves.


  14. Hello Susan
    I just say……..WOOW…they are wonderful :)¨
    and do not miss…..




    it is FUN 🙂
    Håkan ( The Roseman)


  15. Holy Cow!! I was totally stunned when I scrolled down to see the “after” pics…. they are UMAZING!!! I love them.


  16. These are so awesome and I so need them in my livingroom! They would work perfect with my Victorian style sofa! The color is perfect and you’ve helped me decide on an antique dresser I plan to paint and use for a tv cabinet! Definitely stain the top and paint the bottom in a soft country blue. Thanks so much for sharing and being such an inspiration.


  17. They are just gorgeous! I must admit I would pass by some of the original pieces- you turn them into something else!!! Amazing & beautiful. You are so talented!! I’ve always wanted to do painted furniture and I’m getting closer to it thanks to you. Thank you!


  18. Those French provincial bedside tables really benefitted for your makeover! The color is just perfect and I like that the tops wew left untainted. Super job!


  19. I recently redid some similar style twins as well. Yours started out a much better stain! Your are fabulous and I am sure will sell fast.


  20. They look amazing! You are right, the legs are so unique and gorgeous! Great job. 🙂


  21. those are just gorgeous! the perfect color and finish for them!


  22. Wow…what a beautiful Cinderella moment for the twins!


  23. Your french night stand tables look amazing.



  24. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh these turned out so beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


  25. Those are just incredible. I love all of the detail on the furniture itself, and your chalk paint makeover just brings it all out to perfection. Awesomeness!


  26. Are these twins available to purchase? LOVE!


  27. I just happened upon this post through a google search of grey painted furniture images. I found a very similar pair of side tables at a thrift shop a few weeks ago and have been trying to decide what to do with them . . . something somewhat along these lines has been a consideration – not sure yet if I am sold on keeping the grates in mine or not. I’m curious though if you have a second – what method did you find to be most effective to totally remove the paint from the top? Thanks for hearing my comment.


    • Lucky you! Those tables are so great! I sanded mine down using 100, 150, 220 grit sandpaper.. I don’t like to use stripper but if I did I would use CitriStrip.. I hope this helps and I hope your tables turn out great!


      • Awesome. Thanks for taking the time to reply – it does help. I was actually hoping that you would not come back and say you used stripper, so this is perfect. As I went to look at mine in the garage again after seeing your post/pictures – mine are not as ornate – but still have some really nice lines and are lovely and solid – looking forward to their transformation once I make up my mind! Thanks again, -I’ve browsed around some more and you provide some nice inspiration on your blog.


  28. Awesome – those look amazing. Can’t believe you found TWO!


  29. Do you have any idea of when those tables date from? They look pretty ancient!


  30. These are beautiful – love how you have ‘finished’ these off and in answer to your question – yes I would definitely stencil “His” & “Hers” or “Mine” & “Yours” on each of the shelves. This would make them even more unusual 🙂


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