Night Table: Take Two

Welcome back, sweet friends! Today I’m joining my Furniture Fixer Upper crew! That means not only do I have a new furniture makeover to share, so do my talented friends! And let me tell you…they found some good stuff, ya’ll, so be sure to check out their makeovers at the bottom!

Here is what I’m giving new life to today:

I made this night table over way back when my blog was just a baby back in 2013. This color is Provence by Annie Sloan I believe. It lived in our master bedroom at the old house but doesn’t really go with our decor anymore, so it has just been sitting in my storage room taking up space. Today it’s getting a fresh new look!

I decided to pull a few more things out of my storage room as well and give them quick makeovers.

Here’s what else I pulled out of my stash:

I’m hoping to finish the rest of these items quickly and share them two or three at a time so I can get to some larger pieces. My booth has had a busy Summer and is in desperate need of replenishment! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.

To banish the blue on this night table, I had a couple of options. I could have busted out the Citristrip and removed all of the old paint, or I could have sanded it away. I actually chose a third option.

I decided to paint over the blue with a couple of coats of Coffee Bean:

This way when I paint over it and sand, the brown will come through instead of the blue.

Then I had a couple of gouges in the top of the table that needed filling. I tried Dixie Belle’s Mud in brown for that and it worked fantastically!

Dixie Belle Mud in Brown

It goes on just like any wood filler. When it was dry, I sanded smooth with 220 grit sandpaper.

Then everything got three coats of Cotton:

*TIP: If you are painting mulitple layers of paint, your second and third coats will go on much smoother if you have a damp brush, so I keep a cup of water nearby and dip my brush in it in between every few dips of paint.

I knew I wanted to use new handles that would require me to fill those holes in the drawers, but I decided to add fabric to those center panels to add a pretty detail, so there was no need to fill the holes.

I sanded lightly (as not to make it back down to the blue) all over with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat. This is the only brush-on (I actually used their sponge.) sealer that I’ve used that has not yellowed over white paint halleluja! (See how I apply sealer with a sponge in a video in this post.)

When I’m on the hunt for pretty home decor fabrics, I often turn to the TJ Maxx drapery aisle! Once again, I was not disappointed:

How pretty are these? I’m always a sucker for a damask print. These were $24.99, but I got two huge panels and I will defintely be able to use the rest on future projects.

I measured each panel with my sewing tape measure since this baby had curves:

Then I used my rotary cutter/straight edge/cutting mat set to get beautiful straight cuts without any fraying:

I attached them to the front of each drawer using Matte Mod Podge and a chip brush:

There’s no need to apply another coat over the fabric. That fabric isn’t going anywhere.

A few new pulls and this night table now has a sweet yet sophisticated new look!

Night table with fabric inlaid drawers from


Do you miss the blue? I almost took it to my shop as it was, but I’m glad I decided to freshen it up!

Night table with fabric inlaid drawers from

These pulls are my favorites from Hobby Lobby.  Their hardware is 50% off every other week. That goes for online as well. You can find these ones HERE.

Pulls from Hobby Lobby

This toned-down look might not be as fun, but it is much more elegant than the bold blue hue.

Night table with fabric inlaid drawers from

I was tempted to add something to those side panels as well, but in the end, I decided to keep it simple.

Night table with fabric inlaid drawers from


Night table with fabric inlaid drawers from


This toned-down look might not be as fun, but it is much more elegant than the bold blue hue.


This toned-down look might not be as fun, but it is much more elegant than the bold blue hue.


Night table with fabric inlaid drawers from

Now to see what my friends have been working on!

1. Girl in the Garage

2. Just the Woods

3. Salvaged Inspirations

4. The Interior Frugalista

5. Petticoat JUNKtion

That’s the first project completed of this mini haul!

I am excited to get through these quickly since I found some cute stuff while thrifting! You may have seen a gorgeous set of headboards I picked up recently that I shared on my Facebook Page!

I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with the smaller of the two picnic baskets:

Have a great weekend!



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  1. Leanne Smook says

    It was so pretty before, but now it is utterly gorgeous!

    • Thank you so much, Leanne! I was on the fence about whether to redo it or not, but I’m so glad I did! XOXO

  2. It looks far more elegant now. While I love blue, this piece now looks fabulous in Cotton.

  3. Mary Kaiser says

    Oh my gosh it is WY better now!! How beautiful. I don’t think that it would have sold at your shop very quickly, but now as it is I think the first person who sees it will buy it, I know I would buy it if I lived closer. Did you do any thing inside the drawers? It turned out great.

    • Thank you, Mary!! I agree…I think it may have just sat in my booth in its before state. I did not do anything with the drawers because they were really nice inside. 🙂 XOXO

  4. Love this piece! You did such a great job on it. Love the stenciling!

  5. ColleenB.-Tx. says

    What a darling little night stand table.
    Nice choice / touch of fabric for the drawers.
    I can’t wait to see how you do that round table as I have one almost like it
    Enjoy your day

  6. Cheryl Atkinson says

    Christy!! How adorable is this table!! You are so creative and I thank you for sharing that with us. Can you do me a favor and send me your link to your Amazon shop? You did great!!

    • Thank you so much, Cheryl! You know it is always a treat to share with ya’ll! I don’t have an Amazon shop, but I have an Etsy shop you can find HERE! 🙂 XOXO

  7. I like this makeover so much better. Love the idea of he damask and new hardware. I was not sure what you would do with this but it went from funky to classy.. Love it!

  8. Christina in SW FL says

    Wow, Christy, this is positively gorgeous! Love the white (of course) and the addition of the fabric is spot on. Did I say this was gorgeous? Oh yes it is!!
    Have a great rest of your week and don’t work too hard on that remodeling.

  9. Karen Lawson says

    Hi Christy,
    Your projects are always beautiful! Can’t wait to see the picnic basket as I have one to do as well. Thank you for inspiration!

  10. I just love the update, Christy. 💕

  11. Patricia Wilson says

    That night stand table is so pretty. I loved the paper that you put on the drawers. Can I have it for my bedroom? Thank you for showing your treasures!

  12. You’re a fabric WIZ Christie! I love the pattern you picked and I agree, the little table looks super elegant. Pinned!

  13. Oh my gosh! I thought this piece was super cute before, but you really made it into a beauty! LOVE this!

  14. Your new nightstand is gorgeous!! I really like the blue one too, but when I saw the finished project it was like wow. Hugs,

    • Thank you, Sandi!! I was a bit on the fence about redoing because it really wasn’t too bad before, but I’m really glad I did! XOXO

  15. Omg Christy! It’s funny how even though you use white many times, it’s never boring. This one is gorgeous! It matches my bedroom. I might need to make a run down to Virginia Beach lol. I’m also a sucker for damask. Hey, I have a question about the mirror? The scrolly, flourishy, mandala one above it? I have had something similar in my cart so many times at home goods but I always put it back because I don’t know how you’d clean a mirror like that and am afraid it would drive me nuts. Is it hard to keep it clean?

    • Thank you so much, Joni! I have a hard time straying from white, but I do try to add a little something extra! As for the mirror, I have a set of six hanging in our living room and they never show dust or anything. I have taken the extension on my vacuum to them a couple of times. But I also have one hanging above my stove that gets pretty gross. There are things screwed into each corner that hold the mirror in place and those can be unscrewed so you can remove the mirror pretty easily to clean it. XOXO

  16. This is beautiful!!! I love it!

  17. Oh man! Beautiful! Much more classic this way.

  18. Debra Wise says

    She turned out to be a real beauty! Love the makeover!!

  19. LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!! It’s simple, quiet and not distressed-something that drives me a little nutty mostly because it’s overdone. I don’t need all that jazz so this piece sits well on the eyes. Good job!!

  20. oh my, where to begin! i loved the coffee bean color, stupid me! I love the curtains, i also like buying vintage tablecloths, although they often have boarders i have to work around. i recently got ‘books’ of upholstery samples that were being pitched. i do love the white. and you’re correct, it’s much more elegant than the ‘before’ color and the drawers really make it special
    i do think you’re a glutton for punishment posting a photo of all your future projects, but maybe that’s how you get so much done! i’m looking forward to those picnic baskets!

    • Thank you, Gwen! I actually didn’t mind the coffee bean either, oddly enough! It soothed the blue right away. Good score on the upholstery samples…it will be cool coming up with ideas for them! Girl, posting photos of my future projects is SO motivating! I thrift so much less as well because I know I still have a stack to finish…I love it! XOXO

  21. sharon austin says

    Oooooh, I love it!!! It’s so fresh and elegant!! Good eye 🙂

  22. This night table is officially one of my makeover favorites. The fabric is perfect for it.

  23. Talk about a night and day transformation! Love the muted damask fabric and the pulls are the jewelry. Beautiful makeover, Christy 😊

  24. Sue Mellette says

    Christy, I absolutely love what you did with the night stand. The fabric adds just the right pizazz to the piece. Love the pulls, too.

  25. Terrific!

  26. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  27. Stephanie Chatterjee says

    I love that!

  28. Marian Romano says

    I love the new table. It is perfect!

  29. Jacki Gherardi says

    I may have to make a trip to VB to snatch this up! So very special….

  30. Lovely in a quiet way now. Before it was “in your face-see me”. So how many hours (start to finish) did this project take?

  31. Cecilia from Georgia says

    Even though it was a bright aqua, it is so much prettier now. Love the fabric!

  32. This little table is so elegant now! It could be used for a lot of different things and in many places in the home. I love it!

  33. That nightstand turned out ever so cute. I love the fabric drawer fronts and the handles are like a piece of jewelry she is wearing. Great colors.

  34. This is so gorgeous Christy! Do you ever have problems with the fabric edges trying to fray while you’re cutting or gluing it on?

    • Thank you, Jen!! The straight edge and rotary cutter are awesome at preventing the frayed edges! If I do get a stray thread as I am applying the fabric to the drawer panel, I just go over ever so lightly with the edge of my brush and a little matte mod podge to hold it down. XOXO

  35. I love the new look. So clean and fresh!

  36. Robyn D Wright says

    Love it!

  37. Hi Christy,
    This question is off topic, but how do you paint the hinges when doing buffets & hutches? I have 2 that I am working on currently, they seem to always gunk up, do not look nice and do not want to function appropriately after.
    I would so appreciate your expertise in this area.
    Thank you, Kim 😊

    • Hi Kim! I always paint them. I usually sand them pretty well when I am sanding to distress, so the paint is not on those areas super thick, and I haven’t really had any issues with sticking. If I weren’t going to distress the piece (which is rare), I might consider removing them first. Hope this helps! 🙂

  38. What an improvement! Wow! Gorgeous.

  39. Char Fisher says

    The white with the fabric pieces for the drawers is very classy and elegant! The blue just took away from the beautiful piece of furniture and made it seem tacky. Beautiful job! Love everything you do!

    • Thank you so much, Char! I agree…even though I loved the original makeover when I did it years ago, the blue really took away from it. Good thing our styles evolve ha ha! XOXO

  40. Absolutely LOVE how classy and elegant it turned out!! Its just gorgeous! you really are so talented Christy. love it! Thank you so much for sharing your projects. They always inspire me.

  41. That is gorgeous! *gush*

  42. All the comments are so right on. I am a 79 y/o great-grandmother and am jealous that I cannot do those things anymore. However, just reading your blog brings back some pleasant memories back when…. I enjoy watching your expertise with old furniture, etc. (just love the rooster lamp) and will look forward to seeing more. I am a thrift store shopper also and teach paper crafts once a month at my church. Always looking for bargains. Keep up the good work Christy. God bless you!

    • Thank you so much, Lois!! I love that you enjoy what I share and that it brings back pleasant memories for you. Sounds like you still stay busy! Thank you for following along with me!! XOXO


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