Friday, March 18, 2011

Bedside Tables- before & after

The DIY Show Off

I have been meaning to post about these cute bedside tables for a while now...actually I am trying to get better about blogging in general. I love it because it is like a journal to me. I love looking back over the years at things we have done :)

My mom gave me these bedside tables a while ago and they were perfect for my bedroom! Except they were not the cutest as you can see..... but we knew they had potential! They have a cute shape to them..

First thing I did was take the drawers out and primed everything with Kilz primer...
 I love the look of painted furniture with the natural wood look up top..... so I sanded down the tops of them which took forever!!! I was wishing I had an electric sander at this point! (wow, I am really surprised & proud of myself for actually taking pics throughout this process!!)
 I stained the tops of them with this Minwax stain in dark walnut. It took about 5 coats of that to get the darker color I wanted....Then I put on a coat of satin polyurethane to protect it....
 This is how they looked in the end!!! I LOVE THEM :) I painted them Seaside Villa by Valspar and I love this color. One of my favorites now! I also distressed them with sandpaper & went over it with a Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke. I ended up keeping the original hardware and spraypainting them with an oil rubbed bronze color.
 This is how they look in our bedroom....
I am so ready to get my bedroom finished!!! Things left to do:

-spray paint headboard an oil rubbed bronze color to match hardware
-find some cute frames for a frame collage next to windows above bed
-find some cute throw pillows for bed
-save up some $$$ for a big soft brown area rug for under our bed

To see the rest of my bedroom & to see how I did the faux board & batten click here!


  1. Love, love your room! Great job! Mom

  2. love the end tables they turned out beautiful

  3. These are seriously adorable! The color is just perfect with the stained top!

  4. Darling! I love the bedside tables. Those are exactly what I need for my bedroom.