Two Toned Night Stands

Date
Jul, 16, 2014

Do you know how hard it is to find a matching set of tables while thrifting? Near impossible, let me tell you.

Since I began this journey, I’ve come across maybe 2. And usually they are u-g-l-y. Hence why you have never seen me post about any before. And it really is quite a bummer because usually people prefer to have matching end tables or night stands. Makes sense.

Well, I finally hit the thrifting jack pot when I came across these babies at the antique store right down the block from our apartment. I can’t wait to give them the nice two-toned look that I love so much!

TWO TONED NIGHT STANDS

Two Toned Nightstand
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My parents were rearranging their bedroom and my mom wanted some new night stands to go with the changes. These tables came at the perfect time! I just love the shape of them and the tall skinny legs. Which, if you know my family, is the perfect analogy 🙂

They were in pretty good shape except for a few pieces of wood that had chipped off around the top, which I fixed up with some wood filler as seen in the photo.

Before of Nightstands

I love when there is still something on a piece that indicates where it’s from or what it’s made of. It doesn’t happen often but I get super excited when it does. Yes, I’m a furniture nerd.

I looked it up and it says that they issued two different labels like this: A red one which was placed on furniture made of solid mahogany lumber; and a blue one (like the one pictured) for furniture, particularly case goods, in which mahogany lumber and mahogany plywood are used.

Apparently they started labeling the furniture when aniline dyes were introduced into the American furniture market causing very confusing results. These labels insured your piece was made of real wood. From what I read, the number is the number assigned to the manufacturer who was a member of the Mahogany Association. Fun little history lesson for you 😉

Genuine Mahogany Sticker Inside Nightstand

So back to the transformation. My mom wanted something neutral and liked the color of my Bird Table, so I went with Old White Chalk Paint again. I didn’t intend to keep some of the wood exposed but it was in great shape and I’m really into the two tone look lately.

I used some coconut oil to clean up the wood and bring back the shine. This stuff works wonders. I sealed it with clear wax and of course got some new hardware at Hobby Lobby.

Two Toned Nightstands

Top of Two Toned Nightstands

Matching Two Toned Nightstands

By the way, trying to stage two tables next to each other is HARD. That’s definitely going to be something I look into and work on. Any tips?

All in all a successful transformation for my first set of matching tables, and I’m glad I got to do it for my Mom!

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Two toned Nightstands

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53 Comments

  1. Reply

    T'onna Peters (Navy Wifey Peters)

    August 1, 2014

    I love the two toned look, and your tables look great! I discovered you via the Blog Hobnob Linkup.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty

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      brepurposed

      August 1, 2014

      Thank you so much!! Glad you stopped by 🙂

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    ANN DANIEL

    July 27, 2014

    OH I LOVE THESE TABLES BUT I HAVE A QUESTION WHERE DO GET CHALK BOARD PAINT?

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 27, 2014

      Thank you! This is actually just called Chalk Paint, not Chalkboard Paint. The brand I used is called Annie Sloan and you can find a retailer near you by going to her website 🙂

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    Leia

    July 23, 2014

    These look fabulous! What a great makeover. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 23, 2014

      Thanks so much Leia!

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    Michelle from Weekend Craft

    July 23, 2014

    These came out so great! I love the two toned look! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Spark Link Party! I hope you will stop by again today to link up! http://bit.ly/1kbGQ7W

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      brepurposed

      July 23, 2014

      Thank you so much Michelle!

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    mypapercraze

    July 23, 2014

    Wow, you were so lucky to find a pair of tables like this. You did an amazing job on these and I love the two toned look. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope you join us again this week.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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      brepurposed

      July 23, 2014

      It’s a tough thing to find matching tables! Thanks for the kind words 🙂

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    Simple Nature Decor

    July 20, 2014

    Great Job! Keep them coming! Maria

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      brepurposed

      July 21, 2014

      Thanks Maria!

  7. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    July 20, 2014

    Fabulous! Love the two-toned! I bet your mom was so happy! Great job 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 21, 2014

      Thank you! She loved them!

  8. Reply

    Crystelle Boutique

    July 18, 2014

    Oh my! These nightstands are so pretty! How fabulous. Can I buy them from you? They would look good in my room!!! 🙂
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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      brepurposed

      July 18, 2014

      Thank you so much! I actually made them for my Mom, otherwise they would have been yours 😉

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    Jennie @ The diary of a real housewife

    July 17, 2014

    Love this!! Thanks for sharing, they look great!
    Come link up with me today!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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      brepurposed

      July 18, 2014

      Thank you Jennie! I will definitely come link up 🙂

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    Julie

    July 17, 2014

    These look fabulous! The two-toned paint technique is great…really pretty!

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      brepurposed

      July 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Julie!!

  11. Reply

    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    July 17, 2014

    Gorgeous, Bre! I’m digging the two-toned look. And what a cool history lesson. I know your mom is going to absolutely love them!

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      brepurposed

      July 17, 2014

      Thanks Sarah! She loves them 🙂 I guess that means I can’t steal them back 🙁

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    Pam@over50feeling40

    July 17, 2014

    So cute…I love how you left it two toned! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!

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      brepurposed

      July 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Pam!

  13. Reply

    princessmousey

    July 17, 2014

    Beautiful!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 17, 2014

      Thank you!

  14. Reply

    Jules

    July 16, 2014

    Wow, I love the look of the two-toned table, you did a great job! And that vase is absolutely adorable.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 17, 2014

      Thank you so much, Jules!

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    Good Time Charlie

    July 16, 2014

    I love the history lesson, and so interesting about the wood! I love finding out things like that about old furniture. They look like identical gorgeous twins now. Love it and pinning!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 17, 2014

      Isn’t it so fun to learn the history behind a piece? Thanks for the kind words and for sharing!

  16. Reply

    howdothejonesdoit

    July 16, 2014

    Those are Fabulous! … and that backdrop is amazing;0)

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thank you! Best decision I ever made was making that backdrop!

  17. Reply

    Christina

    July 16, 2014

    So cute! I’ll bet your mom was thrilled! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thanks Christina! She loves them 🙂

  18. Reply

    Luanne

    July 16, 2014

    What a find and the transformation is amazing!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thank you Luanne!!

  19. Reply

    Lauren Wilde

    July 16, 2014

    So creative and so chic Bre!!! Love it so much! Also love the MC vase. That’ll jazz up any #brepurposed furniture!

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thanks Lauren! Gotta love Mackenzie’s. Perfect pieces for staging 🙂

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    Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family

    July 16, 2014

    These are amazing!! I love them.

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thank you Megan!

  21. Reply

    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    July 16, 2014

    I looooooooooove two-toned pieces! Also loving the mid-century feel. These are the most gorgeous side tables! You are making me so antsy to go thrifting and I have yet to find anything this amazing.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      I’ve got a little mid century two-toned project in the works! And get out there girl! You never know what you might find 😉

  22. Reply

    Becky

    July 16, 2014

    Love! What amazing, perfect little tables!

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thank you so much Becky!

  23. Reply

    Cassie

    July 16, 2014

    These are gorgeous! I love two-toned furniture as well and am also jealous that you found these! Good job!

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thank you Cassie! I’ve got another two-toned project in the works I’m really excited about!

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    Kristi

    July 16, 2014

    These are SOOOO pretty! That wood is amazing and looks perfect mixed with the old white chalk paint! And I LOVED the little history lesson … my favorite part about any antique is the story behind it, and if I get to know it, that’s even better!!!

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      I just love the two toned look! I kinda want to do it on everything haha. Thanks for the kind words Kristi!

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    Nicole B.

    July 16, 2014

    Those tables are perfect! Your mom is a lucky lady!!

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thanks Nicole! I wish I could have kept them for myself haha 🙂

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    Sarah

    July 16, 2014

    I’m a little jealous of your thrift store find. I love the shape of these tables! Very nice!

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Haha thanks Sarah! I wish it wasn’t so hard to find matching tables!

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