Pottery Barn Inspired Trunk Bedside Table – Themed Furniture Makeover


Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day – one of my favorite days every month when my DIY Furniture Makeover Girls and I all share projects based on a theme.  (See all my past TFMD makeovers HERE.)

This month’s theme is Rustic.

These campaign-style nightstands didn’t start out too rustic, except for the huge missing chunk and the scribbles on the side.

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

Believe it or not, this makeover has been months in the making!

Actually… If I’m totally honest, I went through my computer files to find those Before photos and they were dated TWO YEARS ago.  Dang, how time flies!  Well a few months ago I was inspired to turn them into a knockoff project inspired by Pottery Barn’s Redford Trunk Bedside Table.  They just needed a major makeover to turn them into something like this:

Pottery Barn Redford Trunk Bedside Table

First I removed the hardware and filled the handle gaps with a few layers of 3M Wood Filler.

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

I also managed to fill and smooth out that missing chunk.

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

I bought balsa wood strips from Hobby Lobby to mimic the mental trim on the PB table and painted them brown.  (I used way more than what’s pictured here!)

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

Then I found this lovely linen-like fabric and spent far too much time cutting panels for every drawer and wrapping the three sides of each table to decoupage – new fabric-cutting scissors and Mod Podge really helped me out with this step!

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

I searched high and low and all over the internet for leather drawer pulls but finally decided to DIY them myself.  One thrift store leather belt became six drawer pulls, and this little punch set helped me make the holes for the hardware.

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net Turn a thrift shop leather belt into furniture drawer pulls! girlinthegarage.net

Finally I measured and cut the balsa wood (with regular scissors since it’s so soft) and used both Mod Podge and upholstery tacks to attach it to the tables.

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

They were a lot of work but I think they turned out fabulous!

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

These are going to my booth and I hope someone will love them as much as I do.

(And no, I won’t charge anywhere near what Pottery Barn is asking for them.)  😉

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

Handy dandy before-after comparison:

Two nightstands are transformed into Pottery Barn inspired DIY trunk bedside tables for Themed Furniture Makeover Day. girlinthegarage.net

leather-belt-drawer-pulls-collage

Now head over and visit my friends’ posts below to see their rustic makeovers!

Jen


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25 Comments on Pottery Barn Inspired Trunk Bedside Table – Themed Furniture Makeover

    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Paula! I hope so! 😉

      Reply
  1. Rachel
    June 25, 2015 at 9:16 am (2 years ago)

    whaaaaaat the heck!!! these are freakin amazing Jen. I’m seriously in awe of you. You are genius. the end. actually not the end because I can’t stop raving. this is so smart, so well executed, and I would not have thought of the fabric option– I’ve seen it but nothing that looked quite as classy as these. Amazing job, friend.
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    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh my gosh Rachel, you made me blush so much! THANK YOU my friend!! 🙂

      Reply
    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Lindsay! Using belts is definitely way more budget-friendly!

      Reply
  2. Jolinda lampo
    June 25, 2015 at 3:03 pm (2 years ago)

    That is tons of work and they turned out amazing. You are so talented and your ideas just keep on coming.

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    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Jolinda! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

      Reply
    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jeanette! Yes I love my new scissors- and I’m only using them on fabric this time!

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    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Awww thank you Karin!

      Reply
  3. Debbie Farmer
    June 25, 2015 at 4:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute

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    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Debbie!

      Reply
  4. Pat
    June 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Yours are way better than the Pottery Barn one.

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    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 11:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh my goodness, thank you Pat!

      Reply
  5. Carol Paulus-Kalis
    June 25, 2015 at 9:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen,
    The two bedside tables are absolutely amazing. I kept going back and forth looking to see what they looked liked before. You truly did an exceptional job. I hope you get a good price for them because they are sensational.
    Carol P-K

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    • Jen
      June 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm (2 years ago)

      You are too sweet! Thank you so much Carol! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Kim
    June 26, 2015 at 7:51 am (2 years ago)

    Love these!

    Reply
  7. Meegan
    June 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! I would have NEVER thought these could come out SO dang great! You are so talented in everything you do. BUT this makeover is the icing on the cake. Without a doubt.
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  8. Kimm at Reinvented
    June 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm (2 years ago)

    What an amazing transformation! Your work is so inspiring Jen! It’s probably a good thing I’m not local, or I might be knocking down the door of your shop to take those off your hands! 🙂
    Kimm at Reinvented recently posted…Modern Rustic Bench MakeoverMy Profile

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  9. Nancy
    June 27, 2017 at 9:21 am (3 weeks ago)

    One of the reasons I read your post (seen on Pinterest) was to find out more about the screws you used to attach the leather handles. But you didn’t mention them. Are these decorative screws easy to find?

    Cute makeover (although I personally think they were cute to start with).

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