French Provincial Nightstand

I was perfectly content with the end table I had in Kayla’s room.   I had found it at a yard sale for $5 a couple of years back when I was preparing for Kayla’s arrival.   I painted it, changed out the knob and distressed it a little.

French Provincial Nightstand

However, I have fallen in love with French Provincial furniture.   I love the girly handles and the slight curves of the frame.     When I found this one for $5 at a yard sale I had to bring it home.

French Provincial Nightstand

Despite the fact that is was green I just loved the sweet curves and adorable pull and knew it must replace the table in her room.

French Provincial Nightstand 2

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I lightly sanded everything down fixing some of the dings and dents.   Then I spray primed and spray painted it Blossom White by Rustoleum.

French Provincial Nightstand

French Provincial Nightstand

After reading Mandie’s e-book and learning how she distressed furniture I was able to use way less sandpaper and have more control over the distressing.

French Provincial pull

I just highlighted all the edges by distressing slightly.

French Provincial Nightstand

Of course I had to do my little trick by Mod Podging fabric inside the drawer. (Click here to see the tutorial).

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It just makes it look cleaner and gives a little love to the inside of the drawer.

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Can you believe I actually kept the drawer pulls as is?   Yah, I know…never happens.

French Provincial Nightstand

French Provincial Nightstand

French Provincial Nightstand

It was meant to be.   It looks perfect in that space.   Once her room is transitioned to a big girl room it will be the perfect nightstand next to her new twin bed.   Not that I am planning her big girl room in my head already! ;-)





  • Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely

    So sweet!

  • Anonymous

    Only one word….perfect!

  • Krista

    Love it! Great find!

  • Stephanie

    Love it! I can't believe found that for $5. I'm so jealous! It's beautiful!

  • Suzanne

    Oh man…that is so beautiful. I love the curvy lines on it and the new color! Beautiful!

  • Polly

    That looks awesome. I picked up a night stand at Goodwill a while back that is going to become my daughters' play kitchen sometime before Christmas (hopefully). After seeing yours…it must be French Provincial. I wouldn't have known enough about styles to place it. You learn something new everyday! I especially love how it looks all together with everything in her room.

  • Leanne

    Gorgeous!!!!

  • SugarandSpice

    I DO like this one better! $5!!! What a steal:)

  • Mom

    Oh honey……very nice!

    Hey, if you don't have Kayla's old night stand ear-marked for another place in your house, I could use that one in my bathroom for towels. ;D

  • Sara

    Are you kidding? Man, I've got to go garage saling with you!!!

  • Joseph’s Grainery Recipes

    My sister had a very similar bedroom set when we were growing up. I love how you've update it!

  • Sherrie

    Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous style and your makeover does it proud!

  • Mom in High Heels

    I have that exact same table! We found it at a yard sale too! Unfortunately we accidentally put it in storage with a bunch of other stuff when we moved to Europe. I was so mad when I realized it got put in storage! I have so many spots in my house that are perfect for it.
    Yours looks perfect in Kayla's room!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    It's beautiful, Beckie!!! :)

  • Busy As Can Be

    How pretty! Have a nice weekend!

  • Pamela @ Atmosphere ID

    Both tables are absolutely adorable and at those prices you can't go wrong.

  • Richella

    It's great, Beckie–just right! But what did you do with that cute little table that was in there? I know you didn't kick it to the curb!

  • Elise Lowerison

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  • Alyssa @ Clever Penguin

    Fantastic find and you did a great job with the refinishing. After seeing several posts about the tips in this ebook, I'm seriously considering purchasing it.

  • Chrissie

    Great job! I am in love with french provecial right now too!

  • cushycottage

    great makeover. the fabric is lovely.

  • Cozy Home Scenes

    All you people who find great stuff at these prices are so lucky. I rarely find anything that nice cheap.

    I especially like that you kept the old hardward the same. I don't think it would have been as cute without it. I'm sure you and your daughter will love this piece for years to come.

  • [email protected]

    Turned out great. Love it.

  • Chris

    Love the transformation…I need to try your fabric in the drawer trick. What a great find.

  • Amy @ Journey Mum

    Absolutely fabulous. I love that style too. :)

  • Courtney McAulay

    This turned out awesome! I love the entire corner you've got going on there! Very CUTE! I would just love it if you would come over to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me and share this with everyone! :)

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  • Amy Meyer

    I love that table as well! Great job painting it! You have a beautiful baby room!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    I would've killed for french provincial when I was a little girl! I'm so glad you did this for your daughter. I just HAVE to have a granddaughter. Soon. Well, not REAL soon. But . . . eventually.

    btw, I'm actually making epackets of some of my paint patterns. I'd love to say I'm writing an ebook, but that sounds so daunting. Much less threatening to say epatterns. For Christmas – unless Life interrupts me.

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    I would've killed for french provincial when I was a little girl! I'm so glad you did this for your daughter. I just HAVE to have a granddaughter. Soon. Well, not REAL soon. But . . . eventually.

    btw, I'm actually making epackets of some of my paint patterns. I'd love to say I'm writing an ebook, but that sounds so daunting. Much less threatening to say epatterns. For Christmas – unless Life interrupts me.

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    I would've killed for french provincial when I was a little girl! I'm so glad you did this for your daughter. I just HAVE to have a granddaughter. Soon. Well, not REAL soon. But . . . eventually.

    btw, I'm actually making epackets of some of my paint patterns. I'd love to say I'm writing an ebook, but that sounds so daunting. Much less threatening to say epatterns. For Christmas – unless Life interrupts me.

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    I would've killed for french provincial when I was a little girl! I'm so glad you did this for your daughter. I just HAVE to have a granddaughter. Soon. Well, not REAL soon. But . . . eventually.

    btw, I'm actually making epackets of some of my paint patterns. I'd love to say I'm writing an ebook, but that sounds so daunting. Much less threatening to say epatterns. For Christmas – unless Life interrupts me.

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

  • Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog

    its a beautiful little table, even though a bit old, its perfect for a bedroom or a guest room to accompany a reading chair and to keep glasses adn other small things in the given drawer, i liked it

  • [email protected]

    I've kept this post new in my reader for all this time until I was ready to buy the book and I finally did.