Friday, January 2, 2015

Bedside Tables Are Finished!

We are making great progress in our bedroom makeover and I am thrilled with the progress so far. As I shared in my last post, we finished our bed frame the beginning of December and have been sleeping in it for a few weeks now. It is still as beautiful as ever. 

Despite the bed still being my favourite piece of furniture to date, we did a pretty good job with our new bedside tables. I am so happy with how they turned out and am loving the white with the dark top. So beautiful.

I tried my hardest to get good pictures of them but it was really hard. They look way better in real life, so you'll just have to come visit us.

This project cost almost as much as our bed and probably took about as long. And just like our bed, Dan did 90% of the building and putting together.

But I was very helpful. I kept him company and helped measure and hold things. So basically, he couldn't have done it with out me. Or maybe he could have.

Once again we also used these plans from Ana White as guidelines and made our own tweaks as we went along. We opted to use drawer sliders instead of just sliding along the wood and made the top piece a little more decorative. We also built them to our personal size preference, using our old tables as a base.

When they were all sanded down and the top was stained, we came to a bit of a standstill. Dan thought that painting them white was an insult to the beauty of the wood, while I was voting for the white paint since I had seen so many beautiful pictures of furniture with the white base and dark wood top. I am horrible at making decisions, especially when someone close to me doesn't agree, so it took a few hours of hemming and hawing before I finally decided that we should just go for it.

And I don't regret it. While it was hard to paint over the beautiful wood, I am 100% happy with how the finished product looks.

They go so well with the bed and they add a nice touch to the room, with the added lightness from the white paint. It will look even better once that back wall is painted.

Dan did an amazing job and I am thrilled with how the room is coming together, even if we've only switched out a few things.

The top piece is stunning and I just want to pet it all the time. Doesn't it blend perfectly with the bed?

We still have a ways to go before this room is finished but we are making good progress and I'm feeling good about how it's looking.

What do you think about our DIY furniture so far? And what do you think of painting the bedside tables white? Would you have done it or left them natural?


  1. and here I thought I was amazing for putting my ikea furniture together! These look GREAT!

  2. Casey - Hey, putting Ikea furniture together is no small feat! I think you should be proud of yourself! But thanks, we're pretty pleased with how these side tables turned out. :D

  3. Looks amazing Jennie!!! Love it!

  4. Lovely! You must fall asleep and wake up with a smile on your face. :)

  5. JennT - Thanks!

    Jackie - I do fall asleep and wake up with a smile on my face. Their novelty hasn't worn off yet so I'm thoroughly enjoying it while I can. :D

  6. they're gorgeous!! And you can still see the beauty of the wood through the stain on the top - good job guys (Dan!) =P

  7. Your bedroom is turning out so pretty! You guys have done a wonderful job.