Farmhouse Side Table

Hey guys!

If you saw the scrap wood pile in my garage you might never come back to visit again…. Seriously.

My girls were in need of a nightstand for their bedroom so I decided to put these scraps (well a few of them anyway) to good use!

The result… A great table that cost me under $9 to build.  I used Ana White’s Farmhouse Bedside Table Plan for this one.  I finished it during one nap time… For real!   My only purchase were 4- 2×2 furring strips at under $2 a piece.  I used wood glue and nails on the whole thing.

My scraps were MDF from my 2 Storage Systems I built in the playroom and the nursery.

I found my pull at Hobby Lobby.  For those of you that can’t see that tag it says $3.99 and I got it half off… Whoop!

I gave it one coat of spray paint that just happened to match the paint I used on the table perfectly.  After it dried I scratched it up just  a bit with some 220 sand paper.  I thought it was a perfect touch.

I painted my table with 2 coats of Olympic satin paint called Off White… pretty simple!  I decided to leave her alone and not distress.  The pull itself was just enough shanty for this piece.

Want to see it all finished?? Ok… I admit it.  I couldn’t resist the urge to put my own lamp on this one rather than the girls’.  I love this table and I may just highjack it for my own room.  What do you think?

Not bad for a pile of scraps and $9 right?

I guess I will let the girls keep this one but I may just be building two more here soon.  I love it.

Make sure you go enter our Little Pink Tools Giveaway HERE.  You can start building your own goodies and of course… Look cute in the process ;-)

Here are some other projects I have done in the girls’ room…

Lamp Revamp

Storage Beds

Dresser Revamp

Thanks for stopping by!!!



  1. Wow! I just discovered your blog through Remodelaholic and I LOVE it!!! Keep it up!

  2. All I can say is YOU GO GIRL! I can’t believe you actually made such an incredible table for $9 at that! Super incredible and I ain’t exaggerating!

  3. Oh my, I can’t believe you made the table! It’s beautiful, and I love that pull from HL!

  4. Michele/Ohio says:


    Very very well done, you are amazing, that is perfect!

  5. Great project and use of nap time. You did a great job and I love that pull. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I think you did a great job on the nightstand. I have been eyeing something similiar in a Land’s End furniture catalog. They want over a $130 for it. So, when can you come over and make a couple for me? : )

  7. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the distressed handle. Great job on this project.


  8. {love}

  9. So cute! My daughter needs a table in her room and this is perfect.

  10. Pretty! This makes me excited to finish mine! I cut all the pieces for this same plan today. I also have a big scrap pile in my garage and I only had to go buy more 2×2’s. this one will be for my bedroom then I will also make one for my lil girl’s Birthday- she does NOT need anymore toys so I’m going to make her furniture instead!

  11. It’s beautiful. I love it!

  12. absolutely adorable. This would fit in with my house so well! I need to go look for a table like this!

  13. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I’m just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

  14. Ha ha, my garage is the same! Gotta love those scraps. Nice work.

  15. Gorgeous as always Whitney! You are so inspiring!

  16. Love it! My two year old was sitting by me when I looked at your post and she pointed to the screen and told me she wants one! HAHA! …can you build another?!?! :-)

  17. Wow! It looks fantastic! I LOVE that pull that you found! Great job!

  18. Scraps sure do make beautiful things!! Love this table!

  19. What an adorable nightstand! Good price too!

  20. soooo cute!!! I love it!!!

  21. This is so cute and looks professional. I love your blog, thanks for all of the inspiration.

  22. I love this!

  23. I really need to start building some of Ana White’s plans. I need a few tools first though. I’ve got a few on my birthday and Christmas list. :-)

    Your table looks great!


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