November 20, 2011

Two Make a Pair

I delivered the second nightstand and changing table to my client yesterday.

Yes, it's still weird to say client, so from now on I will use her real name....Elizabeth.

So, I delivered the second nightstand and changing table to Elizabeth yesterday!

You remember the first one....



So cute...right?

Well this is what I worked on for her husband. I had a second nightstand in my stash but she wanted something that looked a little more similar (in shape) to her nightstand.

The second nightstand was round on the edges and the drawer on was the bottom instead of the top.
I love how they look similar in color but there is something just a little different about them.
I also love that they aren't too matchy-matchy.

(excuse the dust)

I didn't sand the laminate down at all. I'm just going to call it an experiment!
It turned out okay but when I distressed the piece more white came off so next time
I will sand the laminate.

I put two coats of primer on, a coat of white (Swiss Coffee by Behr), and
two coats of Interesting Aqua by Sherwin Williams.

Then I sanded and slapped on two coats of water-based polyurethane.

I think it turned out pretty nice.

Unfortunately, I was in my car getting ready to leave Elizabeth's house when
 I remembered that I forgot to take after pictures.
So I ran back inside and took a few...and it does no justice to how cute the nightstand really is.
Plus everything looks better staged...oh well!


I did the same drawer pull as on the first nightstand but I turned this one vertical
and for a more masculine look and I lined the drawer with a
chocolate brown microfiber material.

I love how both nightstands turned!

What do you think?


  1. These look fabulous! Matching, but not. So glad you ran back in for those pics! Popping over from Better After.

  2. Love your nightstands!!! Super cute and I'd love your you to share this and other makeovers you've done over at Trash to Treasure Tuesdays on Kammy's Korner if you get a chance!