Sunday, 3 November 2013

Contemporary-meets-vintage nightstands (and a SURPRISE!)

I forgot to snap a before of these ones, but they are the matching nightstands to the dresser in my previous post.  Although they didn't have the Nike 'swooshes', they did have the pipe-shaped pulls, and the diamond shaped legs. 

I gave them the exact same treatment as the  long dresser.  Two coats primer and fours coats of paint.  I also stripped the tops and restained them.

They also recieved the same new hardware as their older sister.

The original drawers had two pulls on each drawer, so I had to fill four holes, as well as drill two knew ones.  I have decided I am not a huge fan of filling holes!

We initially had the nightstands stored upsidedown.  Mr Chuckles pulled out the drawer to look at the grain and discovered this little gem!!  Over 40s porn!  Ha ha.  We had a good laugh at this.  We had purchased the set from a lovely older German lady who was moving to be closer to the nursing home where her husband now lives. Clearly he forgot to thoroughly pack when he moved into his new digs!


  1. LOL, that is so funny! He stuck it to the underside of the drawer?
    Love how they turned out. Gold and white combo is my favorite. Gorgeous!

  2. These nightstands are adorable! I love them! Do you mind sharing the source for the hardware? It's gorgeous. Love the little story of your vintage "find" :)
    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's link party!

  3. Love your work you do on the mid century stuff. It's hard to find another blogger that works on this era.
    These nightstands came out great!