Two Toned Nightstand in the Master Bedroom

Our little master bedroom is finally coming together. Just a few more finishing touches and I’ll be showing it off here on the blog. This weekend we tackled a few things, one of them being a new nightstand! Last year I was really excited about my mint nightstand (anyone remember it?) and while I still absolutely love the piece of furniture itself it just doesn’t work well in our bedroom anymore. It’s still floating around the house and I will be sure to share where it ends up. The new nightstand is another painted furniture piece that came out way better than I ever could have imagined!

Two Toned White and Wood Nightstand

My husband found a little chest on craigslist for super cheap a couple weeks ago. It’s the perfect nightstand size so I knew right away that I wanted to use it in our bedroom.

two toned night stand before

Here’s the before. Not my taste at all but tons of potential. We even played “one of these is not like the others” with the handles. Can you find the one that doesn’t belong? Ha.

Matt did all the hard work and sanded it all the way down to bare wood. I loved the grain so I ended up staining the whole thing with the intention of keeping it all wood. We seem to always paint and I kind of wanted to keep something just wood. After the stain dried, I wasn’t really loving it. Then I saw this amazing two toned table my friend April from House by Hoff painted and I fell in love.

Two Toned Nightstand

I was feeling inspired so I thought I would give it a shot. I shared this photo on Instagram and asked for your advice. Stick with the two toned or go all white?

Two Toned Night stand

Most everyone agreed that two toned was the way to go and now that it’s all done I couldn’t agree more. The original hardware had to go. I picked up these really pretty ones from The Home Depot. They were brass. I loved the shape but not the color so I spray painted them white.

two toned nightstand

We still need a bed skirt and a rug but the nightstand makes a big impact don’t you think? I think it fits the space and feel I am going for.

White and wood nightstand

What do you say? Was two toned the right way to go on this nightstand?

Have a wonderful week!

I’m sharing this project at these great parties: Home Stories A to Z and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Savvy Southern Style

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  1. Love it, Chelsea! I think the two toned look is so classy and sophisticated! Well done, my friend!

  2. Chelsea, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the two-toned look. Just gorgeous. It gives me a good idea for a summer project! Pinning now! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!


  3. My mom did this to a dresser she has in her bedroom. I’ve always loved it. Yours turned out beautifully! xo

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  7. Girl, I am having total nightstand envy over here! First your amazing mint creation and now this? SO stunning! Excellent, excellent job, Chelsea!

    ~Abby =)

  8. Love the two tone! What a great idea instead of all paint, would especially be great for an older piece that might have damage on the top.

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