Pier 1 Knockoff Bedside Table

I have been saving Inspirational Bedroom Photos ’cause I kind of have a blank slate.  We sold everything before moving to Arizona so all we have now is our queen size mattress & frame.  As we attend auctions and flea markets, I just keep on the lookout for pieces that I can use.  We decided that we would just take our time and make it an adventure!

Here are a few of my inspirations:

I love all the calm neutral colors!  I wish I could have an elegant chandelier hanging from the ceiling but it is a must-have in AZ to have a ceiling fan.  We use it every night!  I will just have to make the bedside table lamps and other furnishings make up for it! 

Ok…so here is my bedside table I picked up for just $30.00 at a local auction house.  One similar to this with a pull-out tray sells for $299.95 at Pier 1.

Pier 1 Nightstand

The “before” pic

 I would have loved to have decorated the top before taking pictures but I just finished it today and put a layer of wax on it.  When I photograph the entire room (once it’s finished) then I’ll have the whole room filled with goodies!  
I painted this piece with homemade chalk paint.  The first layer was Pebble Stone and then I added two layers of Old White.  I got out the belt sander to distress it and then used ASCP clear and dark wax.  Luckily, the original pulls were in excellent shape so I just had to put them back on and wa-la…one piece to my puzzle is in it’s place!  Our bed is quite tall so it can handle a table of this size.  Our room is large with a vaulted ceiling so I’m excited about gathering all the other puzzle pieces!
Hope you have a wonderful week!  Until next time ~

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  1. This is sooo much nicer than the $300 one! ~ Maureen

  2. So beautiful! I love the curviness of it and that little pull-out shelf is fantastic!

  3. Wonderful paint job!

  4. Wow! What a beautiful piece. I agree with others, much nicer than the $300 one. You really scored on the price also. Great job!

  5. I love the table – it’s beautiful. I can also relate when we moved to SC we sold much of our things also. It has been a marvelous journey hunting thrift stores for great finds and then redoing them in our way… I am now following you…..

  6. Hi Judy, I love your piece much more than the Pier 1. I think it is the handles and curvy shape. Great job and thanks for linking up at Totally Transformed Tuesday. 🙂 Peggy

  7. Such pretty inspiration pics! Love how the dresser turned out!

  8. The pictures are so pretty and inspiring. I love the table you did. It came out geat!!


  9. That is really a great makeover! I LOVE The inspiration photos – I love white and neutral – I need to pin those photos!

  10. What a gorgeous piece of furniture – and just love what you did with it!
    I would love to find something like this ( with the pull out drawer ) Lucky you!

  11. Yours is sooo much prettier than the Pier 1 piece. GREAT MAKEOVER.

  12. I just love it Judy!! That shelf is sooo neat too!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  13. Such a beauty! You certainly transformed this ugly duckling into a gorgeous swan!!

  14. beautiful job! i love the shape and that pull out shelf!

  15. yours is so much prettier than the Pier 1 side table. Love the color you chose so perfect! Your inspiration photos are to die for 🙂

  16. Looks great!! I too love your inspiration photos – do you remember where you found the first one, with the canopy hanging from rods on ceiling? I have been planning something like that for my daughter’s room, and would like to see more. Welcome to AZ. We moved here about 3 years ago, and it’s growing on us! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Thanks so much Theresa…I’m sorry I don’t remember but if I think of it or come across it again I will definitely let you know. I love the weather here in AZ but I really miss the pine trees and water in the Northwest. It does take some getting use to! HUGS!!!

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