Farmhouse Nightstand Makeover

Farmhouse nightstand makeover


Sooo…I titled this post farmhouse nightstand makeover because that’s what sparked this whole post. But I realized as I was putting it together that it’s really a good lesson in decorating on a budget as well. This is my master bedroom shown in the photo and I’ve been slowlyย working on updating this room. I mean, really slowly!

Ok, so nightstands first. Here is the (really horrific) before photo of the nightstands I was working with.

nightstand before


After I updated the dresser in my daughter’s room, I wanted to tackle some of the outdated furniture in my room. Starting with these nightstands. They had an orange-y wood tone and ugly pulls that needed changing. As always, I got out the chalk paint (this is not a sponsored post, but really Annie Sloan you should be sponsoring me at this point!) this time I decided to use the Paris Gray. I won’t go into the whole how-to again since I just shared it with the dresser makeover from last week.

The only difference with this one, is that the new drawer pulls I picked out had one screw as opposed to the two with the old pulls. I used wood filler to fill the existing holes, and sanded it down after it was dry. I painted the drawers with the first coat of paint before doing this which was a mistake, because I ended up sanding the paint right off.

farmhouse night stand makeover


My husband drilled a new hole in the center of each drawer for me for my new pulls. I picked these pulls up about a year ago at Anthropologie. They were in the clearance bin. The regular price (for one!) was $15, but they were marked down to $2.75. I loved them, so I grabbed all that was left – which was 7 of them.

night stand makeover feather drawer pulls


Aren’t they so cute? So now that the nightstand were done, I needed to pull together the rest of the room. When we first moved into our house 15 years ago we went out and bought a whole matching set of bedroom furniture. We were SO happy with it at the time! But times change, and things go out of style. I had gotten rid of the headboard and footboard a few years ago and didn’t replace it for a long time. So for years, we had a bed without a headboard and a big blank wall above it. Finally, I broke down and bought a gray upholstered headboard from One King’s Lane.

About a year after that I was inspired to DIY wall decor after I saw something similar at Pottery Barn that was far out of my price range. Using fabric samples and frames I got on sale, I made my own version of the PB wall art for a fraction of the price, you can see the full how-to on that here.

DIY wall art bedroom decorating ideas


Around that time, I repainted the wall from a light blue to white. Then it sat for quite a while. New wall decor and a new headboard. I still had the ugly nightstands and plain white curtains on the window. So I slowly started building from those items I already had. One day a trip to Home Goods turned up new curtains. Which I decided to put away in my closet until I had more pieces. A few months later, I found the gray and white sheets at Marshalls, which I also stored away.

gray and white patterned sheets


After that, I found the blue and white pillows from Pillow Central in that pattern that I just love! Remember my DIY Serving tray? Next, I bought the white pillow shams from Pottery Barn. If you buy what you love, a little at a time, as you can afford to it will eventually add up to a room you love. It just take patience (which I struggle with!).

Lastly, I had ordered a blue throw blanket from Pottery Barn online. Once I had gotten it, I was not at all happy with the color or the fabric. Then while food shopping in Shop Rite of all places, I found this beautiful blue textured throw…for under $10! More expensive isn’t always better!!

budget decorating ideas blue and white bedroom


Nelson was quick to test out that inexpensive throw blanket, and he happily approved of it as well as the farmhouse nightstand makeover.

blue and white bedroom decor on a budget


With decorating, as with life, small changes over a period of time add up to big improvements. Now, I just have to finish the other side of the room. Good thing I love the process! ๐Ÿ™‚

farmhouse furniture makeover diy


p.s. I just realized that I have never shared this room on the blog before – it was in that sad of shape! Keep in mind no matter how bad the before (check!) or how broke you are (check!) you can create a space you love on a budget!





    1. Thank you Lisa! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Love those pulls. Good job.

    1. Thanks Marilynn! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Love the makeover and adore that room Roxanne – thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Very nice paint job with the nightstands ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how you’ve slowly added things you like to the room and how nicely it’s all been pulled together!

  4. Your kitty is so sweet! (love the knobs, but your kitty stole the show ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  5. Great makeover! The drawer pulls are such fun–and if you tire of that look, you could so easily change the mood just by changing the pulls. You really brought those nightstands back to life.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  6. I really like looking through your suggestions, but it takes too long to finally see what the quick one-liner was even talking about. I always sign out before getting through them all.

  7. I love how this turned out!
    I did pretty much the same color on mine but left the drawers out, painted everything inside that is visible and bought coordinated organizer baskets and inserted them where the drawers were. It looks like it was built that way. Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. The tuxedo kitty looks just like my Buddy. Buddy disappeared from his happy home.
    We this the coyotes got him button sure. All we know is that we loved him and miss
    him. He looked just like your kitty.

  9. Love the pulls! They match my “palms” sheet set perfectly! Hopefully you saved your old pulls. I hunted for almost 2 years to find one like that to replace a broken one on a family heirloom banquet piece. Ended up spending (gulp) $35 for 1 (yes, ONE) ordered from Europe.

  10. You are accomplishing so much comfortable beauty over time – as most of the others have said – I LOVE those pulls! And the change in that night stand!! Gorgeous! And of course, the kitty – a vital part of the whole ๐Ÿ™‚

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