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. Michele/Ohio on August 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm


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

  2. Miss Char on August 29, 2011 at 1:16 am

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

  3. Cheryl on August 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    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? : )

  4. Ruth on August 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

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


  5. loving momma @ happy as a lark on August 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm


  6. Holly on August 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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

  7. marcie on August 27, 2011 at 7:40 am

    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!

  8. ritajoy on August 27, 2011 at 3:54 am

    It’s beautiful. I love it!

  9. ashley on August 27, 2011 at 12:24 am

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

  10. Melissah on August 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    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.

  11. june on August 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

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

  12. Ana White on August 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Gorgeous as always Whitney! You are so inspiring!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks so much Ana! 🙂

  13. Stephanie on August 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    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?!?! 🙂

  14. [email protected] on August 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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

  15. BizzyMom on August 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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

  16. Liz on August 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    What an adorable nightstand! Good price too!

  17. The Redneck Princess on August 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    soooo cute!!! I love it!!!

  18. Adrienne on August 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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

  19. Suzie on August 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I love this!

  20. Gloria @ Potentially Beautiful on August 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    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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