48 responses

  1. Heidi Ferguson
    June 15, 2011

    Great job!! The whole thing looks very professional and just fab. I like that you changed the hardware too, I think it needed that to really pop. My MIL has your same bedding! :)

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Thanks Heidi. Yah I love the coverlets from Target. I have horrific allergies so I have to use just a coverlet rather than a big puffy thing…which is sad to think about for the puffy quilt girl herself I am sure. {wink!}

  2. Katie Bolinger
    June 15, 2011

    This is so much nicer than before. Great work.

  3. Jayme
    June 15, 2011

    GORGEOUS! It was certainly a diamond in the rough – she’s a real gem, now! :)

  4. Stephanie
    June 15, 2011

    Love your two tome beauty!!! The darker pulls really make it fabulous! I need to get my hands on some Rub n Buff.

  5. Michelle W
    June 15, 2011

    I love how you can foresee what you want it to look like. Beautiful – amazing job!

  6. Lesley
    June 15, 2011

    ooo… I am designing our master bedroom for when our addition is complete and I want to the do the french provincial style bedroom. I am going with the fluffy white duvet… ruffled lamp shade… mostly white, light colored wood (my bed is that now and cant get a new one), and the black wrought iron. I was wondering how we could get nightstands second hand and get them to match the bed a bit (which is that light colored wood with a bit of black iron detailing on the top). This will be PERFECT!!! I can do the top of a stand light colored wood.. then add in the white distressed on the rest… and may even do the black iron pulls. I am so excited!!! Thanks so much for sharing….. what a great find!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Woo hoo take lots of pics missy I want to see it sounds like a wonderful plan!

  7. Ellen
    June 15, 2011

    Great transformation…the pulls made the project complete! Isn’t it funny how refinishing one thing makes you realize there are more things to work on!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Gah I know! But then when you work it over until you like it then it is so worth it!

  8. Nan @ Playful Decor
    June 15, 2011

    Nice job! That looks so much better! Did you have to strip the paint in order to stain the top? Which brand of spray gun do you have? Found you from Tip Junkie’s retweet!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Love that Tip Junkie! If you read my first post you can see the whole stripping process. I have a LVLP spray gun from Harbor Freight

  9. Lisa @ Creative Raisins
    June 16, 2011

    I love this piece, fits perfectly and hides all those cords like you wanted

  10. Jenn A
    June 16, 2011

    Very nice! The darker pulls made a huge difference!

  11. Marcia M
    June 16, 2011

    Beckie, I love it. The handles were the needed change. Looks wonderful.

  12. Andrea . Charcoal and Crayons
    June 16, 2011

    Quite the difference from the before picture… Looks awesome! Good call on darkening the hardware.

  13. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    June 16, 2011

    Love it Beckie!! It was worth the wait!! :)

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      YEAHHH!!! Smooches Ang!

  14. Katie
    June 16, 2011

    Totally agree with Shuanna. When I saw the first “after” picture, it didn’t seem quite right..it was just a little blah and didn’t have that polished look that your pieces usually do. Just changing out the pulls – awesome! So much more finished and “you”!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Yah thanks Katie…I like when they are “me!” {giggle}

  15. Holly
    June 16, 2011

    Oh, if only I’d saved my set from childhood. Love that you stained the top. Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      I so wished I had this set as a little girl. It is so feminine and pretty. But, alas, I have it as an adult and that makes me happy too.

  16. megan
    June 16, 2011

    Lovely! The darker handles really make it pop!

  17. River Critter
    June 16, 2011

    Well, I admit it, I’ve been lurking. I have never actually commented on a blog before so this is the first! WOO! Anyway, I got sucked into your blog after clicking through a few others (one of which fortunately linked me to you) and I’ve spent the last week just making my way backwards through all your posts. Good heavens, woman. You’re ridiculously talented. I can say I’m inspired by so much of what you’ve posted thus far and this shall be the first blog I wind up following though I doubt the last.

    With all that out of the way, I didn’t just come here to drop my life story. I actually wanted to say that I love the re-do on this nightstand. It’s just so lovely and I think you did a great job bringing out the potential in this piece. I agree the darker handles look much better than the gold ones and they really make that top piece stand out. My only sorrow is that we sort of lose the little decoration at the very bottom. It’s hard to see it. :( All in all though, this piece would make anyone proud to own it. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Well welcome River Citter! And thanks for the love and I SO APPRECIATE THE FOLLOW. And commenting on a blog isn’t too bad, is it? {Wink!} Yah the little decoration kinda does get lost a bit. But all in all it totally brightened up that space and I am so happy with it.

  18. Cherie
    June 16, 2011

    Love the two tone look. those pulls make all the difference in that piece

  19. Lissa
    June 16, 2011

    Very cute! The hardware made all the difference – so great!

  20. Shawna
    June 16, 2011

    I saw this nights stands big brother (a dresser) at Goodwill this weekend. I SO wish I could have bought it.

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Oh you so should have. I just looooove everything about French Provincial. I think it is coming back.

  21. Carmel
    June 16, 2011

    Don’t know why, but I guess since it’s French Provincial I have to say, “Ooohh la la!”. Or maybe it’s all the Fancy Nancy I read to Katie…. whatever. : ) It’s beautiful and the change on the hardware definitely makes it sparkle! Love it!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      I just learned who Fancy Nancy was like a month ago. Am I out of the loop or what? I have no excuse because I have a girl. I need t go to the library and check some out.

  22. PendleStitches
    June 16, 2011

    C’est magnifique!

    This is simply gorgeous. I have an apothecary chest that I’m itching to paint but have been undecided about whether to stain the top darker or paint it. This lovely night stand has convinced me.

    Merci beaucoup!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      I can’t wait to see it…it is the best of both worlds really!

  23. Charo
    June 16, 2011

    Love the final project! Very beautiful!

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Thank you so much Charo!

  24. Deb Westbury
    June 16, 2011

    It does look better than the original item…but I think that you still might need to add more contrast to the white…just my opinion…also I think that your problem with the lamp is more of what you have it sitting on…the lamp shade pulls your eyes downward to the box shape, which does not really go with the lampshade…maybe a solid box would go better, instead of changing the shade, unless you go to a solid lampshade…again in my opinion only…

    • Beckie
      June 16, 2011

      Thanks for your two cents. I always appreciate honest opinions. I am anxious to see what you think of the new shade.

  25. Beckie
    June 16, 2011

    You will do great. Email me if you get stuck! Or drive to Indy and I can help you 😉

  26. Valarie
    June 16, 2011

    Looks great Beckie! I just bought a paint sprayer and am super excited to try it out. Would you mind telling me what you used to protect the drawers from overspray? It looks like some type of nifty shrink wrap. =) Thanks!

  27. Amanda @ Serenity Now
    June 16, 2011

    Ooh, much better “After.” The lines really stand out now as a beautiful piece. Great job on making her shine!

  28. Amy K
    June 17, 2011

    I love what you did with it… I agree it looks much nicer than the previous nighstand and I love what you did with the hardware.

    I just redid a coffee table and side table with a similar finish (wood stained top, and creamy white bottom) I sprayed the hardware with ORB,and love it. I’m still trying to find some rub n buff locally, might just have to order it online I guess.

  29. Memories by Christine scrapbooking
    June 17, 2011

    GORGEOUS:) I just love it. You’re totally right about the handles- they really finish off the piece.
    C:)

  30. Shaunna
    June 18, 2011

    Thanks for the shout out, friend…no biggie. It looks beautiful!!!
    :-)
    shaunna

  31. Jennifer
    June 20, 2011

    Love the new handles! And such a great find!

  32. Niki Entertains
    June 21, 2011

    Wow, What a difference!! I love it!!

    • Beckie
      June 21, 2011

      Thank you Niki!

  33. Jennie Eilerts
    March 6, 2014

    This is really a great job! I am a huge fan of leaving tops unpainted and finishing them in a rich stain. I think the lamp in an aqua would look great and would actually be really excellent with the French feel you’re pulling into the room with the quilted bedclothes and Provincial nightstand. :-)

    • Beckie
      March 7, 2014

      I am glad you like it, Jennie!

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