DIY Julia Nightstand

Hey friends!

I’m so excited to share my next ‘Ana White‘ creation!  Many of you remember the beds she designed for my girls that I shared a few months back.  I wanted something girly with a lot of charm for their nightstands, and she delivered just that!  I love them!  Want to see??

Yah… How cute is that??

The best part… I had Lowe’s rip my boards from a 3/4″ sheet of MDF and I was able to make 2 tables for under $60!  Take that Pottery Barn ;-)!

You can get the full plans for these cuties over HERE at Ana’s site, but I will share just a few tips and pics with you here!

I used my Kreg Jig™ to build these!  For those of you still on the fence about getting one, I think we have now given you about 400 reasons that you need one! I love mine!

This is what it looks like on the inside where I attached it with the Kreg Jig™

And the outside…

Love it! Makes everything to clean and pretty… And perfectly sturdy!

I used Gorilla Wood Glue to attach my boards as well.  This is another FAV of ours!  We are currently giving a WHOLE lot of Gorilla Glue away for Mother’s Day! Make sure to get entered HERE!

My favorite part about these tables is the feet! I used these finials from Lowe’s for mine!

I used my jig saw to make my decorative pieces.  I made one and then copied it for the other 3.  I am not good with a jig saw, but these were super easy!

My final step was painting it!  I just used 2 coats of an Olympic color called Pink Peony… Doesn’t that just sound cute!

And because I know that my kids will be using these I also finished it off with a coat of Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane!

I love this stuff! It dries quick and protects my hard work from my crazies kiddos! 😉

I found my knobs at Hobby Lobby!

That’s it… I took some pics for you guys and I was done!

What do you think??

My girls love them!

I would love for you to share them and Pin them below!! 🙂

Remember you can find the full set of easy plans HERE at Ana’s site!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great Tuesday!



  1. Christine Bellow on August 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Those are SO super cute! I can’t believe you created BOTH of them for $60! I want to learn to do this kind of crafting/building so bad!!! I’m so intimidated by saws & wood, etc… This is probably the third post I’ve seen of your girls’ room & I fall harder & harder in love with their bedding each time – where did you get it/what’s it called??? LOVE your blog! Thanks as always for sharing!!!

    Christine aka The Stampin’ Ninja

  2. liana on May 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    They look awesome! Is there a reason you chose MDF or pine? I’m knew and still trying to figure out the which kinds of wood to use!

  3. Terri on May 9, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Good job! Love it! checking out her other plans for furniture I could use, I’ll have my son-in-law do the work tho, no way with RA could I manage to use saws etc. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Natalie on May 9, 2012 at 12:11 am

    So cute !!!!

  5. April Tottle on May 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I love you and Ana!

  6. Laura on May 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Where is the bedding from??

  7. Cathy on May 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Those are super cute!

  8. Char on May 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Whitney~your creativity inspires me. For Mothers Day, I hope to get the Kregg! I have mentioned this tool to all of my kids in hope of receiving the perfect gift!

  9. [email protected] on May 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    These are delightful!

  10. lisa on May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Wow! so impressed…you are amazing! i love how those turned out!

  11. Elizabeth on May 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Love it all, such a fan of your work! So are you for hire?! Like for a bed?! 🙂

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