In our master bedroom, we had the typical matchy-matchy night tables that always looked too small beside our bed. So, when I gave one of our black gloss night stands to our oldest daughter (when we redecorated her room), it opened up an opportunity to do something fun.
I knew I didn’t want anything dark, since our last night tables were black, and the tone of our bedroom is light, bright and airy.
While at a thirft store (looking for another item), I happened to see this baby hidden away. Price tag: $9.99. Woo hoo! It was perfect, since it was big(ish), kind of masculine, and it had Queen Anne legs. Since I have a crush on any piece of furniture with Queen Anne legs, I snapped it up.
Since the piece struck me as being more masculine, we decided it would go on my husband’s side of the bed. I got to work painting it using the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit, in a cream colour. This is the same product we used on our kitchen cabinets, and I love it. I highly recommend.
Here is the piece after 2 coats of base coat. I think I probably did four in total, since that dark cherry was so darn dark.
As we all know, the current trend is heavy on the apothecary drawers and cabinets. But good luck finding one…at an affordable price….lol.
The drawer on the lower part of this night table gave me a unique opportunity to create an apothecary drawer front. So, off I went to home depot, where I found some 1/4 inch x 5 inch wood. I bought two 3 foot pieces for $2.89 each.
I cut four equally sized pieces, and then glued them on with wood glue and let them dry overnight.
Once the wood pieces were fully adhered, I applied some stain in a dark gray tone to give it a weathered masculine feel.
The most challenging item to find was the apothecary drawer pulls. NO store in Ontario carries these (believe me, I checked), so I ordered them off eBay for $6.89 (including shpping).
As soon as they arrived, I quckly screwed them in place to finish it off. Here is the finished DIY Apothecary Night Table.
Total cost for this one of a kind night stand: $31.65. The breakdown of the items I purchased is:
- Night table – $9.99
- Wood pieces – $2.89 x2
- Wood stain – $11.99
- Drawer pulls – $6.89
I love how it turned out, and how it provides ample storage for my husband’s comic books and collectibles.
It’s also the first thing you see when you look down the upstairs hallway, into our bedroom.
Now that this night table is finished, the hunt for a feminine night table commences. Perhaps an oval shape….something with Queen Anne legs…. We’ll see what I’m able to find. I’ll keep you posted.
That’s it for the mid-week post. Thanks so much for checking out my blog. I’ll be back on Saturday with a new post. See you then 🙂