Free Hepplewhites Make a New Homeowner Happy

When a friend passed these two nightstands along to Martha, she was thrilled.  “They came to me at just the right time….my
family has recently moved and these two pieces will make wonderful additions to our guest room AND the price was just right,” she confesses on her blog, Martha Leone Designs.

Martha Leone Designs bedside table before

Deciding to go with a two-toned effect with these nightstands, Martha mixed up her own colors of white and blue chalk paint.  Pointing out the differences between working with commercial and homemade chalk paints, Martha helpfully notes, “I can’t get the same smooth finish with homemade chalk mixes. So, although I save money, I spend more time sanding the painted surface.”  She decided for these nightstands that she’d leave the original wood finish on the very top.  Aren’t they beautiful?

Martha Leone Designs bedside table after

Get more details on how Martha painted these rescued nightstands at Martha Leone Designs.

Appliqued Nightstands

Kristy from 4 the love of WOOD started with this pair of mismatched maple nightstands that were picked up during a local curbside spring cleaning. They were similarly styled and Kristy saw the opportunity to make them an official couple.


She says, “I brought them together using the same legs, the same pulls, and the same embellishments.” Now the once unlikely pair are a match made in nightstand heaven {giggle}.


Read more at 4 the love of WOOD.

Painted Side Tables

Hannah from Hannah Kate Flora started off 2012 with a couple of great finds from her NYC Salvation Army. For only $24, Hannah grabbed up a pair of “retro Brady Bunch” side tables.

refabbed side tables before

It only took some bone white paint and new hardware to bring these babies up-to-date. I so love the little hanging knobs that Hannah nabbed for only $6 from Anthropologie. The style and color complement the style of the tables beautifully!

refabbed side tables after

Find the details at Hannah Kate Flora.